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Found a bit of blood in my mucus, is this normal? I've had a cold or flu for about 5 days now. Symptoms include sore throat, dry cough, minor fever.

Found a bit of blood in my mucus, is this normal? I've had a cold or flu for about 5 days now. Symptoms include sore throat, dry cough, minor fever.

Mgt/workup: Sometimes during a viral illness there can be bleeding from small vessels which lining the nose, throat and airways. The blood may be from the uppper airway rather than the lungs. If it continues or increases, please have a medical evaluation and TB testing. Nasal saline, gentle nasal rinse and throat lozenges may alleviate the symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Stuffy nose, mild cough, really sore throat, blood shot eyes that crust horribly over night. What could these symptoms mean?

Stuffy nose, mild cough, really sore throat, blood shot eyes that crust horribly over night. What could these symptoms mean?

Sounds like a cold: All these symptoms are pretty typical, of your run of the mill viral cold. If the symptoms last more than 7-10 days or are accompanied by high fever greater than 101, i'd talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Whats gastroesophageal reflux disease? Is a cough, sore throat, spitting up little blood (not sure if still doing it) and burping a lot symptoms?

Whats gastroesophageal reflux disease? Is a cough, sore throat, spitting up little blood (not sure if still doing it) and burping a lot  symptoms?

Reflux: All the symptoms you mentioned can be caused by ger. In ger! , acid from your stomach can backflow to your lungs to cause a cough and bloody mucusas well as causinf a sore throat. ...Read more

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Sore throat near chin under jaw? Could this be a thyroid problem? Blood test shows high dhea sulfate (elevated adrenal hormone)?

Sore throat near chin under jaw? Could this be a thyroid problem? Blood test shows high dhea sulfate (elevated adrenal hormone)?

You will need Exam: This problem outlined by your question will need to undergo asap examination by your local internal medical physician. The "sore throat near chin" may be due to a number of diagnoses, and thus does not lend itself to 'diagnostic conjecture' within this forum. (it could be due to inflammed lymph node, inflammed salivary gland, skin infection proper, just to name a few possiblities.). ...Read more

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neck pain,sore throat,head pain,feeling leeking down back ears been doctors said it was anxiety? Blood took thyroid is bordline,had whiplash 6monthago

neck pain,sore throat,head pain,feeling leeking down back ears been doctors said it was anxiety? Blood took thyroid is bordline,had whiplash 6monthago

Neck & head: pain. Glad to hear that your docs did not find a physical cause. The physical cause may be so small that it can't be measured. Consider seeing a mental health professional to learn coping skills for anxiety. www.relaxationresponse.org offers some self-help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Scratchy sore throat after thyroid fna. Is this normal and is it okay to cough?

Scratchy sore throat after thyroid fna.  Is this normal and is it okay to cough?

Normal: It's normal to be a little sore after a biopsy. Needles used are very small. Ok to cough. ...Read more

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Blood coming out from cough and sore throat from last 6 months diffuculty swallowing and some time blood comes out from nose also ?

Blood coming out from cough and sore throat from last 6 months diffuculty swallowing and some time blood comes out from nose also ?

See an ENT: Blood from the nose could just be nosebleeds, but this is something i would check out thoroughly. There is nothing normal about coughing up blood. ...Read more

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I've contracted a cold from a 8 month baby, I've now got a bad sore throat, chest pain and bad breathing and when ever I cough I taste blood.

I've contracted a cold from a 8 month baby, I've now got a bad sore throat, chest pain and bad breathing and when ever I cough I taste blood.

Blood with ST, cold: It appears you have caught a cold, so treat with fluids and Tylenol for pain, fever. OTC meds for cold as needed, throat lozenges. Also, cold fluids for the broken throat capillary suspected from strong coughing. If blood and coughing persist, see an MD for further investigation or call for virtual appt with internist thru health tap. ...Read more

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Sometime I find blood in my phlegm, I'm sure it's not from my gums. I don't cough or have sore throat, I don't smoke either. Should I be worry?

Sometime I find blood in my phlegm, I'm sure it's not from my gums. I don't cough or have sore throat, I don't smoke either. Should I be worry?

Yes: Bleeding is one of your body's ways of telling you that there's a serious problem. Have you seen a Periodontist, a gum specialist, to rule out gum disease? If do you need to see a Pulmonologist and an ENT. Please do not delay. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more