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What does it mean when my snot is bright yellow?

What does it mean when my snot is bright yellow?

Mucus: Sounds like you have a yellow mucoid discharge from your nose, otherwise known as snot. This often occurs with a viral upper respiratory infection, the common cold. This should go away in a few days. It may also be a sign of a sinus infection, if you have had sinus pain for more than 10 days. Allergies may also produce a mucoid nasal discharge. ...Read more

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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 exactly does it mean if my snot is a clear/yellow color?

What exactly does it mean if my snot is a clear/yellow color?

It depends: I assume from your question that your snot is a mixture of clear and yellow. This could be indicative of any number of things: rhinosinusitis, allergic rhinitis with possible early bacterial infection, nasal polyp, viral infections, or hyperactive nasal mucosa. I would suggest seeing your physician to further delineate the exact cause in light of your medical history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Hi, I am having a yellow stretchy snot like discharge. What could this mean?

Hi, I am having a yellow stretchy snot like discharge. What could this mean?

More info needed: Discharge from where? Nose? Ear? Vaginal? Other? If vaginal, colored discharge suggests infection. At your age of 22, the most common such infections are STDs, especially gonorrhea, chlamydia, or trichomonas. See a clinic or doctor for exam and testing. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a vagina discharge that is yellow snot like?

What does it mean to have a vagina discharge that is yellow snot like?

Vaginal "snot": A vaginal discharge that comes from that orifice that does not itch or offends your nose(odor) is normal. and needs to be left alone to avoid more serious vaginal issues. Simply gently remove it if the vagina "blows its' nose". ...Read more

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I have snot like discharge running out when i use the bathroom kind of bright yellow?

Infection? STD?: There are many causes of vaginal discharge, and any new or abnormal discharge should be professionally evaluated, so see your doctor soon. With yellow color, mucus ("snot like"), and at your age of 18, this is likely chlamydia, gonorrha, or other STD, assuming you are sexually active. It might not be serious, but don't take chances. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is dark yellow/green snot always a sign of infection? Could it also happen with allergies? What else could it mean?

Infection or allergy: Dark yellow or green mucus draining from nose could be due to an infection ( viruses and bacteria can cause this). Allergies can also cause this. ...Read more

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Bright yellow snot vaginal discharge that comes n goes. Pain during sex. A.F is 2days late. I'm sure it will show. What's causing the pain n discharge?

Bright yellow snot vaginal discharge that comes n goes. Pain during sex. A.F is 2days late. I'm sure it will show. What's causing the pain n discharge?

Infection ; hormones: Some vaginal discharge can be normal. As you go through the month your hormones cause changes in the discharge. In some cases though discharge can be a sign of infection. Causes incluse yeast, bacterial vaginosis, and stds. There are simple tests that can be done in the office to determine if this is normal or not. ...Read more

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What does it mean that the fluid taken from my chest was bright yellow?

What does it mean that the fluid taken from my chest was bright yellow?

Varies: The fluid will get sent for laboratory analysis and pathology. These should help identify the cause of the effusion. Only your doctor can tie the facts together in your case. The yellow color is probably due to protein. Plasma and Albumin look similar. ...Read more

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