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Spitting Up Bloody Mucus While Pregnant
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
I've had a cough for like a week. I woke up yesterday spitting bloody mucus and Having some bloody mucus on and off all day. I'm fine today tho. What is it?
Bloody mucus: Take your daughter to the doctor or the ER. Coughing up blood is a serious matter and needs evaluation. ...Read more
Many reasons: Infections, bruses, polyps (small benign growths), etc can cause what you are describing. ...Read more
There could be me many different issues going on but the most common are Sinus Infections. I would highly recommend seeing a physician for an exam and determine the true nature of the problem. Simple antibiotics could clear it up.
This morning I woke up spitting bloody mucus and later on today I had a bloody nose what should I do? I smoke.
You need to be evaluated by an otolaryngologist in short order.
Although bloody mucous can be benign secondary to bloody nose dripping into your throat ordue to local irritation/trauma in the throat from dry mucosa, coughing, gagging, or throat clearing, your history of smoking warrants a thorough evaluation of the nose, mouth, pharynx, and larynx (and possibly the lungs) to rule out more serious causes of bloody mucous.
If the blood is determined to be from the nose (epistaxis) your physician will counsel you on treatments to decrease the risk of continued bleeding, and may even treat you in the office. If there are other reasons for your bleeding additional testing and/or therapies may be needed, but it is imperative to have a qualified ENT examine you. ...Read more
I suddenly got the taste of blood in my mouth and spat up bloody mucus. Slight red in spit but then otherwise white spit. No bronchitis/pnuemonia, help?
Needs to be checked:
Taste of blood in mouth can come from bleeding from gums or stomach or esophagus
you should check first with your dentist and if that is ok, you need to consult a gastroenterologist to find out if it is coming from upper GI tract. At 18 yrs age if it is one time occurrence and no other symptoms than it may be nothing serious. ...Read more
Help! After a rather large sneezing attack, I started to spit up bloody mucus, not just strands a good amount please help, back or throat hurts?
Spitting out thick bloody dark green mucus. Very sore throat and bad headaches. Tired most of the day. What is this likely to be? Should I see a doc?
Not an emergency: Unless you are having other symptoms (e.g., contracting, loosing fluid, ongoing bleeding), a woman can loose her mucous plug at any time in her third trimester and it can regenerate. It is not an emergency. You can consult your ob/gyn during business hours. ...Read more
I'm smoker man, sometimes I split bloody mucus and I can taste the blood in my mouth. Can I know the reason please. And what I need to do?
See a doctor: Coughing up blood can be a sign of a serious problem. A chest x-ray can rule out most of the bad things. ...Read more
My son has a bloody scab & thick, yellow mucus in his nose. He has a scab on the corner of his mouth & red spots on his face as well. Any ideas?
Impetigo: Have him checked for proper treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
Have had dry nose with bloody dried mucus, uncomfortable dry throat / mouth sore when eating. Feel sick when I eat then I get diarreah, what's wrong?
A guess: Would be a virus and underlying allergies, that are causing your dry nasal issues and the upset stomach and diarrhea. Try resting, drinking plenty of clear liquids, than slowly increasing your diet to soft foods and then increase to regular foods int he next day or so. If your symptoms persist, then seek medical evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more
Unclear: The symptoms which you describe are quite consistent with many diagnoses. Pregnancy is one of many possible things that could be going on. If you think you are pregnant, then you should start by determining when was your last period. If it is late, then that could be the first indication you might be pregnant. The best way to tell if you are pregnant is to undergo a pregnancy test. ...Read more
I have been feeling flutters and movement in my abdomen (mainly lower, sometimes upper) and have a bloody taste in my mouth. This has been happening since I had Gastro last year Dec. Have done several pregnancy tests and all Have come back negative.
More info?: Those are such vague symptoms that more info is needed. How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does it radiate to your back? Or shoulder? Have you had any surgery? How has it changed over the year? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Cough? Fevers? ...Read more
Some possibilities: Some people spit because they picked up the habit and haven't stopped it. In other cases, there is a medical problem such as post-nasal drip mucus from the nose and sinuses. In more worrisome cases, there is a throat problem or lung problem, such as infection or cancer. It may take visits to one's primary care doctor plus an ENT doctor to figure out if there is a medical problem needing attention. ...Read more
"Chunks"?: Sounds like you mean "tonsil stones" or "tonsilar calculi" or "tonsilloliths." they're mostly just calcium, usually about the size of a grain of rice and they smell horrible if you mash 'em! They are not an infection. They appear in some people and not others because of differences in the structure of tonsils. Don't worry about them, just don't ever bite 'em - they taste awful! ...Read more
Spitting black mucus:
This could be serious. Blood can turn blackish color, so if you have some bleeding in the respiratory tract or upper intestinal tract you could be spitting this up.
Best to check this out with your doctor. ...Read more
Cough and mucus: Persistent coughing with mucus for 2 months is not good. This usually implies something in the lungs - you should see a pulmonologist. ...Read more
Not normal: Please have this checked immediately.Get a more detailed answer ›
My wife has spit up blood with mucus twice, not the same day, while coughing, should we be worried?
Cough & blood: Spitting up blood with coughing is a concern and may be a significant illness. There are many possibilities You should see your doctor for a checkup to diagnose your problem. ...Read more
Can it take up to 12 weeks to start spitting black & brown mucus after quitting? I haven't started coughing up any tar yet.
At least a few: After discontinuing smoking it does take a while to get the normal cells (ciliary mucosa) back to functioning. And then it can take even longer for the chemicals and materials to be expectorated. It can take months. Some will never come up. Do not let this fool you into restarting. Stick with it and you will feel better. ...Read more
Every few days i'll wake up in the morning and spit up brown clumps (i think it's mucus) and a little light red. I don't smoke, nothing else wrong.
Not sure: I would suggest you visit your doc to get checked out. ...Read more
Old blood: The brown specks may be blood. It could be coming from your nose, throat, stomach or lungs. Get it evaluated if it persists. ...Read more
I have been sick with a cold my mucus went from watery to thick and dark green now today I spit a clear mucus. What does that mean?
Likely clearing: Less tissue/debris contained within the mucus. Usually this is a sign of being on the mend. ...Read more
Every morning flem or mucus I spit out as soon as I wake lasting about a half hour to forty five minutes. I've had about 6mo. What could it be.
This doesn't happen every morning but on some mornings when I get ready to spit out mucus its mixed with a small amount of blood I haven't been coughing?
Get it checked.: Blood from any body site is a danger signal and should be checked. However in your case it may be from inflamed nasal passages with post nasal drip, inflamed gumbs, inflamed tonsils etc but you would most likely have symptoms. This is definitely something you should discuss with your doctor. Please get checked by your physician! ...Read more
What is the cause and effect of spitting up of a brown or black mucus? I've been spitting up a dark brown to almost a black mucus. I do smoke. I am trying to quit.
Its from smoking: The "tars" - all the hydrocarbons and organic crud in cigarette smoke (you know the stuff that turns the filter and your fingers dark yellow and brown) is trying to get out. You need to quit. As the famous philosopher yoda from star wars said - there is no try, there is just "do". See your doctor for evaluation, you may have COPD and need treatment, and see if there is lung infection/bronchitis. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more