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A black eye from hit. Bleed a bit from nose then stop. eye has small red on the white back on the side. mucus/saliva with small blood in mouth Spit.er?

A black eye from hit. Bleed a bit from nose then stop. eye has small red on the white back on the side. mucus/saliva with small blood in mouth Spit.er?

Need an eye exam. : It's prudent that you get examined by an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. The small red spot that you are describing sounds like a sub conjunctival hemorrhage which is due to a blood vessel that was damaged under the white membrane of the eye. In itself it's not dangerous but trauma to the eye may be associated with glaucoma, retinal tear, blood in the anterior chamber known as hyphema, etc. ...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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During oral sex no cut, sore, painful, bleeding on my mouth. I used to kiss vaginal fluid. I get herpes on next morning and bleeding. Any change HIV via mucous membrane? ( if my partner is positive)

During oral sex no cut, sore, painful, bleeding on my mouth. I used to kiss vaginal fluid. I get herpes on next morning and bleeding. Any change HIV via mucous membrane? ( if my partner is positive)

Yes!: Please see a doctor and get tested! you have mucous membranes in your mouth. Hiv can pass from vaginal fluid into even small places in your gums. Visit http://hivtest.Cdc.Gov and put in your zip code, you will be given the location of the nearest free testing clinic. ...Read more

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Have a black and blue eye. i did bleed from my nose a bit then stop. Like when I accumulated mucus I clear it through my mouth, see small blood. Er?

Have a black and blue eye. i did bleed from my nose a bit then stop. Like when I accumulated mucus I clear it through my mouth, see small blood. Er?

Trauma?: If it's due to trauma, I'd give it time - nothing you described is worrisome. If there hasn't been any trauma, an evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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Got hit in my face 3-4 days ago. Now have black eye. Bleed a bit from the nose then stop. Now see mucus/salive with small blood through mouth split.Er?

Got hit in my face 3-4 days ago. Now have black eye. Bleed a bit from the nose then stop. Now see mucus/salive with small blood through mouth split.Er?

Nose or eye: There could be two reasons for this finding. First is that the trauma that you sustained could have also caused damage to the inner lying tissues of the nose or it can be due to the fact that the nasolacrimal duct which drains tears from our eye is draining blood from the eye. Either way you must see an ophthalmologist to get thoroughly examined. ...Read more

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There's a lump on the back of my tongue and its smooth to touch and sore it's not bleeding or anything what could this be.

There's a lump on the back of my tongue and its smooth to touch and sore it's not bleeding or anything what could this be.

Get it checked.: We have normal structures on the tongue that are smooth and lump like. These do not usually hurt and the texture is like surrounding tissue. If you have a lump that is tender then it should be checked. If the doctor thinks it needs a biopsy then you should get that done. Good luck. ...Read more

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Nose was bleeding earlier. And all the sudden Ithrew up about a 1/2 cup of blood. Also bumps on back of my tongue.

Nose was bleeding earlier. And all the sudden Ithrew up about a 1/2 cup of blood. Also bumps on back of my tongue.

See your doctor: It is possible that a bloody nose will lead to vomiting blood-the color of the blood,the amount of blood,other symptoms or medical issues are all important to help determine what is going on. But whenever you vomit blood, you should be evaluated-because sometimes it is coming from your stomach or intestines. Bleeding from more than one site is concerning. ...Read more

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The doctor said I have post nasal drip.Can the bumps on the back of my tongue be from post nasal drip and mucus build up. The bumps are way in back?

The doctor said I have post nasal drip.Can the bumps on the back of my tongue be from post nasal drip and mucus build up.   The bumps are way  in back?

Circumvallate papill: These bumps are normal anatomy and are called circumvallate papillae. They can become slightly enlarged if you get sick. ...Read more

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I have enlarged bumps on the very back of my tongue directly beneath my uvula. Sore throat, cough, bloody mucus when coughing.

I have enlarged bumps on the very back of my tongue directly beneath my uvula. Sore throat, cough, bloody mucus when coughing.

Circumvallate papill: The large bumps are your circumvallate papilla and are normal taste buds. They are arranged in an upside down v configuration. The sore throat and the cough with bloody mucous can be either a virus or bacterial infection. If you have associated yellowish drainage with a fever I would be inclined to give you an antibiotic. You would need to call you Pmd or go to an urgent care to get the meds ...Read more

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Have a painful sore throat and also the back of my tongue is sore and recently started getting a yellow mucus coming out of my eyes?

Have a painful sore throat and also the back of my tongue is sore and recently started getting a yellow mucus coming out of my eyes?

See physician: These signs and symptoms that you are experiencing need to be evaluated by your doctor. He can assess the problem and provide a solution to allow you get well. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Can bumps on back of tongue be a symptom of post nasal drip from mucus buildup.

Can bumps on back of tongue be a symptom of post nasal drip from mucus buildup.

Papillae: The bumps on the back of your tongue are mostly likely normal, and called circumvallate papillae. If you are concerned, see your primary physician, ent, or dentist who will all be familiar with these structures. ...Read more

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What would cause a condition where mucous builds up in the back of my throat, my tongue drys out, and it creates a vacuum when I try to swallow.

URI, post-nasal drip: It causes the mucus that forms in your sinuses/nostrils to drop down into the back of the throat. The dehydration caused by reduced water intake or fever or other stuff makes the tongue dry and thickens the mucus that nearly blocks off the opening when your swallow muscles tighten. It must feel awful - try to drink water a lot - take mucinex (guaifenesin) as directed - neti-pot may help - inhale menthol steam. ...Read more

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In the back of my sons mouth where a tooth suppose to be a piece of tissue or meat is hanging and it keeps bleeding?

In the back of my sons mouth where a tooth suppose to be a piece of tissue or meat is hanging and it keeps bleeding?

Not sure of his: age or how long this has been going on. Is he losing his baby teeth at this point?This could occur if he has just lost a baby tooth in that area. If he is older- have wisdom teeth started coming in? If uncertain - his dentist should be able to ascertain what the issue is. Take care. ...Read more

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In the back of my mouth where I recently lost a tooth there is a piece of tissue hanging and it keeps bleeding?

In the back of my mouth where I recently lost a tooth there is a piece of tissue hanging and it keeps bleeding?

See your Dentist: It sounds like you have a tissue tag or a piece of granulation tissue from the original infection. Your dentist or Oral Surgeon who removed the tooth will numb the area and clean it up. This is a fairly common occurrence. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have a pain in the upper back of my mouth. When i swallow, it feels like there is mucus there. If i touch the area, the pain goes away for a bit.

Dental abscess: Dental infection due to tooth abscess, gum abscess or combination of both. It is a treatable condition. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. You are always presented with a few options for treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Two white patches on either side of back of mouth. Same area is red, had since november. No pain or bleeding just had a tooth extraction. What could b

Ask a dentist: Redness in tissue may be normal or an indication of chronic infection. If what is described is in fact signs of infection, your entire body has been constantly battling with it within your blood, which affects health of kidneys, liver, joints, etc., in a long run. A trained dentist can assure you whether "wait ; see" approach is wise. So please consult with your dentist or oral surgeon today! ...Read more

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I have problem in breathing. There is mucus at the back of my throat which remove through my mouth. How to prevent too much mucus formation ?

I have problem in breathing. There is mucus at the back of my throat which remove through my mouth. How to prevent too much mucus formation ?

Possibly PND: You may have PND, postnasal drainage, caused by chronic sinus inflammation. As a result, the drainage can accumulate in the back of the throat especially after lying down. The mucus then triggers the body to cough. See your primary care doctor or family physician to see if that's the cause. Sinus inflammation is commonly caused by untreated or poorly treated sinus allergy. Hope you get better soon ...Read more

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I was sitting behind some1 on a golf cart. If they were bleeding could the wind blow blood back in my mouth and eyes and I get hiv? Severe hiv anxiety

I was sitting behind some1 on a golf cart. If they were bleeding could the wind blow blood back in my mouth and eyes and I get hiv? Severe hiv anxiety

Address these fears: I think you understand that these fears are utterly unrealistic. During the old days, with several million families living with one member positive, there was not a single infection that was not due to sex or sharing needles. You can't go through life like this. You are already getting mental health care, which is a sign of strength and wisdom on your part. Ask about CBT or other Rx for HIV fear. ...Read more

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Why am i getting thick mucus dripping from back of throat into my mouth. it has now become very salty at times i gag and event vomit bile in mornings trying to cough it up?

See ENT MD: See the specialist in this area, the ENT MD. You likely have some kind of sinus condition which needs to be properly diagnosed and treated. Make an appointment to feel better. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have only smoked for 2 months I had about 2 or 3 cigarette a day and have stopped now, the back of my throat is a bit yellow with whit mucus and little yellow bumps also the blog vessels in my mouth have become verry visible. Is there anything serious

Congratulation.: congratulation on your decision to stop smoking. the length of time and the number of cigarettes that you smoked not enough to cause any serious damages.
if you continue to be concerned see your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing thick saliva or mucus in the back of my mouth where the wall of the throat is. It's been going on for 2 months, no coughing, no colds, just yellow mucus which could possibly the reason why I have yellow snot (not wet) in my nose.

I am experiencing  thick saliva or mucus in the back of my mouth where the wall of the throat is. It's been going on for 2 months, no coughing, no colds, just yellow mucus which could possibly the reason why I have yellow snot (not wet) in my nose.

Allergies.: That sounds like allergies. Nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, post-nasal drop, headache, facial pains and earache can be triggered by fragrances, dust mites (sweeping the floor), grass, trees, pets, environmental molds and such. There are outdoor and indoor allergens. See a doctor soon, here or locally, as there are medications that may help. ...Read more

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Hi Doc i have been having this extreme pain in my mouth and tons of mucus anf the back of my throat looks terrible and im afraid that i have developed oral cancer think google is scaring me with self diagnosis my throat and mouth burns daily no relief the

Hi Doc i have been having this extreme pain in my mouth and tons of mucus anf the back of my throat looks terrible and im afraid that i have developed oral cancer think google is scaring me with self diagnosis my throat and mouth burns daily no relief the

See MD or Dentist: See the MD or Dentist for examination. Does not sound like oral cancer, more like a localized viral or bacterial infection. Possible primary herpetic gingivostomatitis, sinus infection, allergic reaction to environmental irritants (allergy season very bad) , strep throat, etc. Get in to see the Docs right away. Good Luck. Meantime- warm salt water rinses, ibuprofen, high fluid intake, rest. ...Read more

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I have bitter sour taste in back of throat more noticeable when swallowing and one side of my throat is hard to swallow and looks infected. This is also accompanied with a dry mouth and lots of mucus what could this be and how do I get rid of sour ?

I have bitter  sour taste in back of throat more noticeable when swallowing and one side of my throat is hard to swallow and looks infected. This is also accompanied with a dry mouth and lots of mucus what could this be and how do I get rid of sour ?

Dr. can check throat: New throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies, irritants, or stomach acid reflux. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). ...Read more

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Mucus dripping from back of nose..keep spitting out of mouth. Itchy/sore throat radiating into ears... almost 2 weeks like this? Worse after speaking?

Mucus dripping from back of nose..keep spitting out of mouth. Itchy/sore throat radiating into ears... almost 2 weeks like this? Worse after speaking?

Post nasal drip: Your symptoms are consistent with post-nasal drip. You may try over the counter allergy pill such as benadryl, zyrtec or Allegra. Any of the generic formulations b may work as effectively. Try this first and see if your symptoms improve. Be sure to take consistently for a few days to really notice an effect. If you start having other symptoms then may need to try something else ...Read more

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I have a painless white patch on the roof of my mouth and sores on the very back of my tongue that bleed if scratched. I'm a smoker, is it cancer?

I have a painless white patch on the roof of my mouth and sores on the very back of my tongue that bleed if scratched. I'm a smoker, is it cancer?

Don't know: As. General ruleanypain, bleeding, or swelling should be examined. Your history of smoking complicates matter. ASAP please see Dentist, Oral Surgeon, or ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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I started with a cold sore and now have many more all over my mouth. I also have red bumps on the back of my tongue and throat. My gums are inflamed and bleed when I brush my teeth, and seem to be cut up. Is that a side effect of herpes too?

I started with a cold sore and now have many more all over my mouth. I also have red bumps on the back of my tongue and throat. My gums are inflamed and bleed when I brush my teeth, and seem to be cut up. Is that a side effect of herpes too?

Dr. can check throat: Throat pain can be from strep throat (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause. One's FIRST case of oral herpes can cause mouth sores from front to back. Later recurrences should cause cold sores on or near the lips. To lessen mouth pain, one can see her doctor and ask about mouth rinses (some contain anesthetic, Maalox, Benadryl, etc.). ...Read more

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Back of tongue has a sore, enlarged taste buds & white coating. Tried tongue scraper but didn't get rid of coating, only made tongue bleed. Pls help!

Back of tongue has a sore, enlarged taste buds & white coating. Tried tongue scraper but didn't get rid of coating, only made tongue bleed. Pls help!

Tongue lesion: A bleeding ulcer of tongue should be evaluated by an ENT doctor especially if it is more than 2 weeks. An office punch biopsy is warranted to r/o cancer. ...Read more

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Canker sores, tongue bumps that are red, white pockets at back of throat, swollen gums that bleed easily. Can't eat, been three days. Bad breath too.

Canker sores, tongue bumps that are red, white pockets at back of throat, swollen gums that bleed easily. Can't eat, been three days. Bad breath too.

Need evaluation: See your Dentist to rule out oral diseases. Then next step is to see your Physician. You may have one of a number of infections or a systemic disease. Please call for appointment. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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