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What does it mean when you cough up brown mucus?

What does it mean when you cough up brown mucus?

Infection: Infection is most likely but both bacterial and viral infections can cause brown mucus. If this has been persistent, see your doctor. ...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 does it mean if you cough up black slime?

What does it mean if you cough up black slime?

See a doctor: It means you should see a doctor for further evaluation. Nothing else is recommended until you see a doctor to further evaluate since this is obviously not normal...Right? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have runny yellow poop?

What does it mean when you have runny yellow poop?

Diarrhea: It means you have diarrhea and need to change your diet, depending on the severity, you may need clear fluids and gradual increaese in diet in severe case if associated with vomiting, you may need IV fluids and/or hospitalisation it may be caused by viruses, or bacteria like e coli, salmonella, shigella or others most of the time it gets better on its own with change in diet. ...Read more

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If i cough up yellow mucus does that mean infection?

If i cough up yellow mucus does that mean infection?

Productive cough: Hello, not all yellow mucus means infection. It may be normal mucus that has lost it's water content from dehydration. See your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you see white discharge when you cough?

What does it mean when you see white discharge when you cough?

White cough is mucus: Whenever you cough, mucus in your airways and lungs is being brought up (expectorated). The color indicates cells are present in your mucus. Try drinking plenty of fluids, maybe add an expectorant, such as Guaifenesin (mucinex). Unless you are experiencing other symptoms, white mucus is ok. ...Read more

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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

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What does it mean if you cough up blood?

What does it mean if you cough up blood?

Serious symptom...: The most likely reason to cough blood is bronchitis but this symptom always requires an evaluation by a doctor because it could be due to malignancy. So, if you cough up blood, see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i am coughing up blueish green mucus.

What does it mean if i am coughing up blueish green mucus.

Sputum: The cause of the coloration of the mucous suggests that you may be having growth of a pigment producing bacteria like Pseudomonas in your upper respiratory tract. Hopefully you do not have other symptoms, since although rare, this organism can produce outpatient acquired lung infection. If you smoke, stop. If this continues make a list of all symptoms and see a doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you cough up a string thick green phlegm?

What does it mean when you cough up a string thick green phlegm?

Infection: You may have a viral infection or a bacterial bronchitis. If the symptoms persist, you need to see your doctor for an antibiotic. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you are coughing blood?

What does it mean when you are coughing blood?

Many possible causes: Per Mayo Clinic, possible reasons for coughing blood include: chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, cystic Fibrosis, pneumonia, abscess of lung, emphysema,pulmonary embolism, chest trauma, parasitic infections. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/coughing-up-blood/basics/causes/sym-20050934 ...Read more

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What does it mean when you throw up foamy mucus and blood?

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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What does it mean when you have yellow diarrhea?

What does it mean when you have yellow diarrhea?

Usually rapid: Transit time of stool through the intestines. Yellow stool can be the result of overly rapid transit of stool through the colon, insufficient bile salts or infection. It can be seen in people w gastroesophageal reflux disease as well. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you're coughing up blood?

Means it is serious!: Coughing blood means you need to go see a doctor to find out the cause. It can be caused by a problem in the lungs. This can also be caused by a problem in the nose or throat. So you need toi be examined by a dcotor right away. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you get a bloody nose?

What exactly does it mean when you get a bloody nose?

Blood is coming from: Your nose. Possible reasons: nasal congestion or nasal dryness, ^ blood pressure, excessive use of decongestants, being at ^ altitude, trauma to nose, nose picking, or blowing the nose hard. Bacterial & viral infections can ^ risk as well as bleeding disorders. Recurrent nose bleeds may be due to broken vessel in the nose. Alcohol / Cocaine abuse can cause nose bleeds, as can tumors. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have watery cervical mucus?

Probably normal: Clear watery cervical mucus often means there is plenty of estrogen around - normal around ovulation. There are also other possibilities: if you have burning, itching, irritation, or other symptoms that concern you, a gynecologist can help sort that out for you. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have headache when you cough?

What does it mean to have headache when you cough?

Difficult: There could be many different causes, but if you only have a headache when you cough, you may have a type of primary headache. How serious it is, and what it can be related to, need to be evaluated by a primary care provider, or perhaps even a specialist. Without more detail, it is difficult to say more. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you are spitting blood up when coughing?

Airway bleeding: This may be from the lungs or bronchus, or another sourse causing blood to enter the airway and produce a cough. Best to see an otolaryngologist to determine the exact cause. ...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