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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

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My period is 6 days late and I have took 2 test and both have said negative. And tonight I just noticed a brownish/ red mucus blood! What does it mean?

My period is 6 days late and I have took 2 test and both have said negative. And tonight I just noticed a brownish/ red mucus blood! What does it mean?

That is older: Blood mixed with other secretions. When blood is brown it is usually older blood from the uterus. You may be starting a late period. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug > ...Read more

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What does it mean for blood to mix with stretchy mucus during menstruation?

What does it mean for blood to mix with stretchy mucus during menstruation?

Probably normal: From what you are saying, you are noticing an increase in mucous discharge with your cycle. This might simply be related to cervical mucous that is present that has made its way out with the normal blood flow. In the absence of other symptoms or problems, I would expect this to go away with cessation of your period. ...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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Every once in a while I get a yellow anal mucus discharge and this time it was mixed with a little blood, what does that mean?

Every once in a while I get a yellow anal mucus discharge and this time it was mixed with a little blood, what does that mean?

Rectal bleeding: Blood and mucus from the anus is not normal. It may indicate colitis, either infectious or other. Hemorrhoids may bleed but there is no mucoid discharge. It sounds like you would benefit from a sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Uti ecoli. Microscopic tests: what does it mean if yesterday I had 6x8 red blood cells, leu 4 no mucus, and today no red blood cells but mucus, leu 6?

Urine is OK: You are only giving partial information about your urinalysis. You have very few red and white blood cells in your urine which is probably of no consequence. Mucous in the urine is also not significant. ...Read more

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Does spitting blood mucus means ulcer?

Possibly: Spitting up blood, vomiting or coughing up blood are all serious issues. You should get this checked out. There are many potential causes and ulcers are one of them. ...Read more

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My urinalysis result Mucus cells - many ; epithelial cells Many; red blood cell 1-3; puss cells 1-4 what this mean?

Vaginal contaminant?: Was urine sample reliable? Because mucus & epithelial cells are most commonly from vagina if labia weren't separated. You report urinary tract malformation without identifying it. This could be a normal specimen if you had an intestinal bladder augmentation (enlargement) or ureteral replacement. First need to make sure it was good urine sample. Absence of nitrites & bacteria excludes UTI. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you spit up blood with mucus but your nose isn't bleeding?

Other causes: The bleeding may come from another source, such as the mouth, tongue, oral cavity, throat, esophagus, or lungs. Best to see an otolaryngologist to determine the cause of the bleeding. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is spitting up a foamy mucus and it seems to be coming from his stomach. There is some blood in it. What could this mean?

My boyfriend is spitting up a foamy mucus and it seems to be coming from his stomach. There is some blood in it. What could this mean?

Bloody mucus: From stomach needs to be followed by a doc. It MAY indicate internal bleeding, ulcer, or something else. His doc will help him find out. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have blood in mucus that I hack up, I had a severe head injury not to long ago and they put me on meds 4 occipital nerve damage. Wat does this mean?

I have blood in mucus that I hack up, I had a severe head injury not to long ago and they put me on meds 4 occipital nerve damage. Wat does this mean?

Maybe nothing: Severe head injury is defined by loss of function. Occipital nerve damage can & usually does occur without severe injury. Coughing up blood in mucus is common, usually unrelated to injury. What medicine are you taking? You are confused--is it a result of your injury? If so, you need to be re-evaluated by a neurologist--not because you cough or the back of your head hurts. ...Read more