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What does it mean when you hack up mucus with blood?

What does it mean when you hack up mucus with blood?

Coughing too hard: Usually when you are coughing hard, you can break small blood vessels from the force and have blood in the mucus. If it is large amounts, this needs to be seen asap. If it is a little, you need to speak to your physician depending on your medical condition may give you something for the cough. ...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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'what''s it mean to be coughing up mucus with a little blood? '

'what''s it mean to be coughing up mucus with a little blood? '

Hemoptysis: This is very serious. You want to see a lung specialist asap. Do not delay and do not proscrinate. Bronchoscopy may become useful. ...Read more

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I just passed bright red blood and mucus while on the toilet. What does this mean?

I just passed bright red blood and mucus while on the toilet. What does this mean?

Concerned: The question is where is the blood and mucous originating----vaginal or rectal or remotely from bladder. As you can see there are multiple possibilities and you really need to see your doctor to sort this out. I am wondering if it is from your rectum and do you have other symptoms of irritable bowel or inflammatory bowel?? ...Read more

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What does it mean of you have blood in mucus discharge?

Depends where from?: Blood in a mucus nasal discharge when u blow your nose is common & rarely of concern. Blood in mucus coughed up from chest may be serious & should be looked into by your dr. Tb, something similar or even lung cancer needs to be excluded. Bloody vaginal mucus is also abnormal & needs to be checked out by a gynecologist. Malignancy needs to be ruled out. Hopefully nothing serious. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you cough and it taste like blood but there's not any but green mucus?

You Are Ill: You are ill. You have a cough and you are producing purulent sputum. You need to be seen by your physician urgently. That is what this means. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you are coughing up mucus and spots of blood?

Lung problem: It could be a bronchitis, pneumonia, or something else. It is certainly worth getting checked out, especially if it has lasted for any length of time. Your primary doctor can provide a good evaluation and treatment plan, but may need to refer you to a specialist depending on the exact nature of your problem. ...Read more

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Can your first few rough sex experiences produce light, normal/red blood bleeding and mucus-like clear/white substance? If so, what does it mean?

Can your first few rough sex experiences produce light, normal/red blood bleeding and mucus-like clear/white substance? If so, what does it mean?

Fairly normal: I am not sure what you mean by rough sex, but bleeding is not uncommon, as trauma to the cervix can cause it to bleed. The mucus sounds like normal cervical mucus or possibly semen. Be seen if your symptoms change. ...Read more

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Mucus and blood in stool.... What does that mean?

Mucus and blood in stool.... What does that mean?

Many possibilities: It may be as simple as constipation and hard stools, or hemorrhoids. However, bleeding usually needs to be investigated and that can only be done by an in-person examination. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I am throwing up mucus and blood?

What does it mean if I am throwing up mucus and blood?

Vomiting: You may have a sinus infection and the mucus produced may be irritating your nostrils causing bleeding. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you throw up foamy mucus and blood?

Foamy mucus: If you arevomiting foamy mucus with blood you should see an ENT specialist to rule ou a chronic infection of your sinuseskr nose. ...Read more

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I have blood in my mucus when I clean my nose. What does this mean?

I have blood in my mucus when I clean my nose. What does this mean?

Clean?: "Clean" your nose? Sounds like you're traumatizing your nasal lining. The interior of you nose does not need "cleaning". ...Read more

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When I vomit there is little bits of mucus with little specs of blood an I've been having trouble eating what does this mean?

Inflammation: Inflammation or ulceration of the lining of the stomach, esophagus or duodenum can cause these symptoms. Less likely would be a tumor. If they don't resolve easily with bland diet, antacids or prilosec, get checked. ...Read more

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Lost mucus plug with some blood on friday and yesterday I lost something similar but it was yellowish in color what does that mean?

Lost mucus plug with some blood on friday and yesterday I lost something similar but it was yellowish in color what does that mean?

Check up is needed: It may be nothing serious but you need to check up with your family physician. It is difficult to answer what it could be without detailed history and physical examination. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my period lasted 19 days of today on and off. Yesturday mucus with blood now heavy today what do I do I'm scared?

What does it mean if my period lasted 19 days of today on and off. Yesturday mucus with blood now heavy today what do I do I'm scared?

Common problem: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What does it mean that I've been spitting up blood flecked mucus?

What does it mean that I've been spitting up blood flecked mucus?

Maybe nothing: If you have had a hard cough for several days you could have irritated your bronchial mucosa and are getting flecks of blood in the mucous. If it gets worse or continues after the cough see your doctor. Usually it is nothing and is a result of "trauma"- either vomiting or hard coughing- and clears up in a few days. ...Read more