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This morning I spit up bloody mucus what could cause that?

This morning I spit up bloody mucus what could cause that?

Many Possibilities: Spit up (from mouth) or cough up (from lungs)? Very different and important. If cough: you need to see an md and have this worked-up. Possibilites range from no big deal to very serious problems such as TB or malignancy. From mouth, see your dentist. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

Bronchitis: Most common cause of bloody sputum with cough is Bronchitis. Given the fact that its lasted for shortwhile its most likely bronchitis. If symptoms persist and new symptoms start something serious will be suspected. ...Read more

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What cause spit blood and bloody mucus from vagina?

What cause spit blood and bloody mucus from vagina?

Many reasons: Infections, bruses, polyps (small benign growths), etc can cause what you are describing. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you spit out mucus from mouth and nose and its bloody?

What does it mean when you spit out mucus from mouth and nose and its bloody?

Sinus issues?: 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.
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This morning I woke up spitting bloody mucus and later on today I had a bloody nose what should I do? I smoke.

This morning I woke up spitting bloody mucus and later on today I had a bloody nose what should I do? I smoke.

You: 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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Probably not serious: Sounds like you may have irritated the throat or burst a small blood vessel. If the bleeding persists then go to urgent care for an exam. ...Read more

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Bloody mucous at 28 weeks pregnant? Should I go to the hospital?

Bloody mucous at 28 weeks pregnant? Should I go to the hospital?

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

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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?

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

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I've had this condition for about 3 months, I wake up with lots of bloody mucus in my mouth, no cough, tried allergy medicine, didn't work, please help?

Bloody mucus: Lots of possibilities. Could be, for example, from infected gums, tuberculosis, GERD, trauma, smoking, and so many other possibilities. Important that the cause of the bleeding be determined, so start with either your General Dentist or your General Physician. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Bloody taste in mouth, coughing and backache. Is this pregnancy symptom?

Bloody taste in mouth, coughing and backache. Is this pregnancy symptom?

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

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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.

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

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I'm always spitting up mucus?

I'm always spitting up mucus?

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

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What are the chunks in my mucus I spit up?

What are the chunks in my mucus I spit up?

"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

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What could be a reason that I am spitting up black mucus?

What could be a reason that I am spitting up black mucus?

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

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I keep coughing and spitting up mucus for like two months what is it?

I keep coughing and spitting up mucus for like two months what is it?

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

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My wife has spit up blood with mucus twice, not the same day, while coughing, should we be worried?

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

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Can it take up to 12 weeks to start spitting black & brown mucus after quitting? I haven't started coughing up any tar yet.

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

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I can't stop spitting mucus every minute. What can I do?

Mucus or saliva: Is it coming from the mouth or down your throat? Do you cough or just spit? Are you on medication? There are medications that make you hyper-salivate. If you can give us more information and clarify your symptoms, we can help better. ...Read more

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I'm spitting up a clear mucus with brown speckles or brown something in it what could it be?

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

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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.

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.

Productive cough: Productive cough of large amounts of phlegm esp early in the morning is characteristic for bronchiectasis. It might be chronic bronchitis as well esp if there is a long history of smoking. This needs to be evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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