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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.

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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.

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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!

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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".

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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.

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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.

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I am constantly blowing thick bright yellow snot out of my nose. Everytime I think it's cleared it's not, blowing nose upto 20+/day. What's going on?

I am constantly blowing thick bright yellow snot out of my nose. Everytime I think it's cleared it's not, blowing nose upto 20+/day. What's going on?

Rhinosinusitis: Meaning inflammation of the nasal cavity and sinusitis. You need to see your doctor for evaluation and possible need for Rx medications, meanwhile use saline nasal washes often, best wishes

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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.

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My left ear is clogged im taking sudogest 30mg and its barely helping have bright yellow snot gotta take the plane and im scared of possible pain?

My left ear is clogged im taking sudogest 30mg and its barely helping have bright yellow snot gotta take the plane and im scared of possible pain?

Running nose: If your symptoms have been present for ten days you might check with your doctor for the possibility of an ear infection. Otherwise, I would saline nose drops 4 times daily.

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I have discharge that is kind of yellow and resembles snot, what does this mean a STD or am I ovulating, I'm on birth control too. Help?

I have discharge that is kind of yellow and resembles snot, what does this mean a STD or am I ovulating, I'm on birth control too. Help?

See a doctor: If you are on birth control then you shoulsnt be ovulating unless you don't take it normally. I recommend seeing a doctor asap to rule out an infection.

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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.

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What does it mean when you're coughing up dark yellow mucus?

What does it mean when you're coughing up dark yellow mucus?

Lung doc: Check with your lung doc. H and p and cxr and pft may be very useful.

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What does it mean when urine appears very bright, almost neon yellow?

What does it mean when urine appears very bright, almost neon yellow?

Not much: The urine color typically reflects its concentration and contents. As long as there are no other symptoms, it isn't a big deal. The more concentrated the urine...The more yellow (typically). This is why urine is almost clear after hitting the bottle too hard as it really dilutes the urine.

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I have been really nauseous for 3 days along with bright yellow urine. What could that mean?

I have been really nauseous for 3 days along with bright yellow urine. What could that mean?

Dehydration?: See your doctor to find out the cause of your nausea and get treated for it. When the nausea goes away you take more fluid in and color improves.

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I have been having bright yellow (almost green) urine. What could this mean? How can I fix it?

I have been having bright yellow (almost green) urine. What could this mean? How can I fix it?

Urine: Bright yellow urine is not necessarily abnormal and can be seen after taking some B vitamins or not drinking enough fluids. If you have further concerns have your physician order a urinalysis.

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What does it mean when stool is loose and bright yellow?

What does it mean when stool is loose and bright yellow?

Nothing: Yellow reflects bile in stool, can be green or brown. If loose all the time then something not right.

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Can yellow mucus mean lung cancer?

Can yellow mucus mean lung cancer?

Generally no: While sputum cytology can assist in diagnosis under select circumstances, sputum color and/or consistency are not demonstrated to be indicators of malignancy.

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What does it mean I cough up yellow mucus every morning just mornings I don't feel sick?

What does it mean I cough up yellow mucus every morning just mornings I don't feel sick?

Post nasal drip: During the night, significant amounts of mucus can collect in the upper airway, back of the throat/nose. Upon awakening, the body's response is to expel this mucus to clear the airway. When mucus is exposed to air it is oxidized (turns yellow or green). If it stays discolored, think of infection, if it goes clear during day, think allergy. An allergist can assist in diagnosis and treatment.

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Does taking a B-complex vitamin and having bright yellow urine mean you are taking enough?

Does taking a B-complex vitamin and having bright yellow urine mean you are taking enough?

Enough B1 and B2: Vitamins B1 and esp. B2 have a yellow color so bright yellow urine suggests enough B1 and B2. But B3, 5, 6, 12 and folate aren't yellow and you might still have inadequate levels of those. Many have difficulty absorbing B12. Nearly half of people have trouble metabolizing folic acid and need the L-5_MTHF form of folate. Fasting blood homocysteine can indicate if you have enough B6, B12 and folate.