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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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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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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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