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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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What could a mostly dry cough that produces green mucus each morning be?

What could a mostly dry cough that produces green mucus each morning be?

Possibilities...: If this has been going on for 3 weeks or longer, it is likely chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. If it has been going on for less than that, it is likely acute bronchitis. Your doctor needs to evaluate you so treatment can be initiated. If you smoke, you need to quit immediately and your doctor can also help with this goal. ...Read more

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What could a mostly dry cough that produces thick green mucus each morning be for a smoker?

What could a mostly dry cough that produces thick green mucus each morning be for a smoker?

Chronic bronchitis..: This could be chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. It occurs mostly in smokers and is not due to infection. You would need to be seen by your doctor and have pulmonary function tests to diagnose this entity. There is no cure but there are treatments available. The most important step to slow disease progression is smoking cessation and your doctor can also help with this. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose with clear thick sticky mucus sometimes I cough up same mucus a few times a day hardly any color just white particles sometime some green?

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Stuffy nose with clear thick sticky mucus sometimes I cough up same mucus a few times a day hardly any color just white particles  sometime some green?

Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If they continue for more than 10-12 days, you may visit your PCP. ...Read more

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Coughing up yellow green phlem with occasional small black mucous parts what could cause this?

Coughing up yellow green phlem with occasional small black mucous parts what could cause this?

Viral or bacterial: Is either bacterial or viral sinusitis or bronchitis. Depending upon how long you've had symptoms for you may want to speak with your doctor regarding an antibiotic. Also, stop smoking! ...Read more

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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

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A small amount of yellow pus like mucus discharge coming out of my vagina during ovulation mixed into the clear ovulation discharge what is this?

Probably nothing: It is probably your discharge from the upper vagina that is pushed out by the ovulation cervical mucus. As long as there is no odor or itching, and as long as it goes away after ovulation, it is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I'm 34 weeks pregnant and lost a quarter size of clear but yellow tinge mucus, could it be my mucus plug?

I'm 34 weeks pregnant and lost a quarter size of clear but yellow tinge mucus, could it be my mucus plug?

Yes: A mucous plug is typically a thick jelly like blob of mucous. It may be yellow or whitish and often has streaks of old brown blood. ...Read more

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I took a shower and in the shower started coughing up a clear mucus, with brown/grey specks. In mornings thick green mucus comes out my nose too.

I took a shower and in the shower started coughing up a clear mucus, with brown/grey specks. In mornings thick green mucus comes out my nose too.

See a Dr for exam: If this is a known seasonal allergy, either use your usual OTC treatment or see the Dr. That will help tell if there is anything else involved. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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I wake up some mornings with a lot of mucus draining from my sinuses and also coughing up mucus. This time there was a tiny bit of brite red blood to.?

I wake up some mornings with a lot of mucus draining from my sinuses and also coughing up mucus. This time there was a tiny bit of brite red blood to.?

Post-nasal mucus: Build up of mucus in post-nasal area over night is very common, particularly in urban, high smog areas. If chronic, would allow hot water from shower or hot compress over sink to soak frontal face area t help loosen the mucus and blow it out. Avoid inhalant irritants or allergy causes in environment. Blood in mucus could be part of same. Would definitely see pcp or ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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I've been spitting up yellow mucus with streaks of blood what does this mean?

I've been spitting up yellow mucus with streaks of blood what does this mean?

Hemoptysis: Coughing up blood is called hemoptysis. Usually this is bronchitis and not dangerous. However, it could indicate pneumonia or other infections like tuberculosis; or lung cancer, if at risk. See your doctor soon -- better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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8wks postpartum. Huge thick glob of mucus from vagina this morning clear and a little yello?

Vaginal discharge: Vaginal discharge requires an examination and testing to determine the cause and treatment. Schedule a visit for testing and evaluation. ...Read more

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Can the mucus plug be a green/yellow color? 38 weeks pregnant and having a colored, thick discharge ?

Mucous : Think of mucous from your cervix just like mucous from you nose or from coughing. Mucous comes in a variety of colors, quantities and consistencies. ...Read more

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I have maroon colored thick mucus mixed in my stool. What would cause that?

I have maroon colored thick mucus mixed in my stool. What would cause that?

Worth getting checkd: Passing blood and mucus in your stools could be a sign of either infection or inflammatory bowel disease. You should see a doctor, especially if you are having any fever or abdominal pain. ...Read more

Green Mucus (Definition)

Yellow or green drainage from the nose is a symptom in which the mucous coming out of the nose is thicker than clear mucous, and also is yellowish or greenish in color. This may mean that the runny nose is starting to dry up. However, if there is a lot of yellow or green drainage, there may be a nasal ...Read more