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

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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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 can it be when you cough blood in mucus?

What can it be when you cough blood in mucus?

From 0 to 60----: It could be nothing OR it could be something. If you have risk factors for any type of lung cancer such as smoking, or inhalation of second hand smoke from those around you, work, etc. then, this could be important. You should capture some mucus in a sterile jar 3 times and see if you can find any more blood and take that in to your doctor for analysis. Chest X-ray to be done as well. ...Read more

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Why do I have little bit of blood when i cough out mucus?

Why do I have little bit of blood when i cough out mucus?

Not unusual: It is not unusual to sometimes get a bit of blood in mucus when you cough forceful or clear your throat repeatedly. Stay hydrated to thin mucus and reduce the need to cough or clear throat as much. If you are getting a teaspoon or more of blood/ bloody mucus when you cough or clear your throat, you should see you primary doctor promptly. ...Read more

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Why does it be blood in your mucus sometimes when you cough it up?

Why does it be blood in your mucus sometimes when you cough it up?

Cough: Inflammation of the respiratory tract is a common cause. Most likely bronchitis. Best to see a physician or schedule a virtual consult for help ...Read more

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I have been having a cough for more than a month now I sometimes get mucus, I also get the taste of blood what might it be?

I have been having a cough for more than a month now I sometimes get mucus, I also get the taste of blood what might it be?

A month of ...: ...persistent cough is something that should be looked in to. Most often this is due to your airways being inflamed when they were fighting a virus. Sometimes this reactivity of your airways after an infection is the first sign you have asthma. The bit of blood may be a little blood vessel trauma from forceful coughing. It is time to see your doctor for an evaluation. Hope this helps; take care:) ...Read more

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I have a bad cough & blood came with mucus is it normal?

I have a bad cough & blood came with mucus is it normal?

See your doc: Small amounts of blood-tinged mucus can mean a bacterial infection. See your doc and get evaluated. More than a tbsp of blood is more worrying and, of course, if there is a lot more than that you should head to the Emergency Room. If you have shortness of breath, constant chest pain, (not just when you cough), or fever over 101 F, you need to go to the ER in that case, too. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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Why wanna i cough up the mucus it's blood in it...I do have a cold?

Go to doctor: The blood could be from the back of the nose or the throat from small surface blood vessels that pop from the drying effect of the mucous but since i can't examine you, it is best to see your health practitioner to examine you and give you more peace of mind. More exams may be needed which can't be done here. ...Read more

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Blood in mucus for week no cough for my 15 yrs old, help what should I do?

Seek evaluation: I'm not sure if your teenager is having blood in the sputum, the nasal mucous, or from mucousy bowel movements; but they need to be evaluated by a medical professional at once. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more