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I was diagnosed with a sinus infection but my lungs were clear. Ihave been spitting up yellow mucus with streaks of blood. Is this normal?

I was diagnosed with a sinus infection but my lungs were clear. Ihave been spitting up yellow mucus with streaks of blood. Is this normal?

Yes: The fluid from your nose runs backward into your throat. From there, it stimulates coughing or spitting. The yellow mucous with streaks of blood is from your sinuses. This is good, it means that the mucous is moving out of your sinuses and your infection is starting to clear up. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Small streaks of blood in phlegm/spit returned after 10 days on doxycycline for sinus infection. Not coughing it up do I need more meds?

Small streaks of blood in phlegm/spit returned after 10 days on doxycycline for sinus infection. Not coughing it up do I need more meds?

Sinus disease: The sinuses are aerated chambers that often get closed off and infected. Antibiotics are helpful but the important thing is to open them up again so they will drain. This is often achieved by using gentle saline solution or inhaled nasal steroids. Make sure the air you are breathing is not too dry. Occasionally topical antibiotics will help with the healing. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection. I keep tasting blood in my mouth. Should I be worried?

I have a sinus infection. I keep tasting blood in my mouth. Should I be worried?

Dry nose: If you don't have a frank nosebleed, the taste of blood may be from scant bleeding in your nose in the setting of sinusitis. This may be due to dryness. Humidified air, saline sprays, or saline irrigations may help ...Read more

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Is coughing up a little blood with a sinus infection normal? Please advise!

Is coughing up a little blood with a sinus infection normal? Please advise!

Yes a small amount: Tinged in drainage can be normal. If pure blood see your doctor and get checked ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection and have taken clarithromycin since monday. I've started coughing up a little blood. Is this normal? Is it an emergency?

I have a sinus infection and have taken clarithromycin since monday. I've started coughing up a little blood. Is this normal? Is it an emergency?

Not normal: But it may not be an emergency if it is simply a little blood tinged mucus, as it may be a simple aspect of your sinus infection/inflammation. Get checked by dr. During normal business hours in the next 24 h and you should be ok. If severe bleeding, then get urgent care. ...Read more

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Past 4 months lost 27 pounds unintentionally had sinus infection but cleared up took blood test was normal could I have cancer with the weight lost?

Past 4 months lost 27 pounds unintentionally had sinus infection but cleared up took blood test was normal could I have cancer with the weight lost?

Check it out: There are many causes of weight loss like this. Please don't ignore. Let your PCP check you out. He can easily investigate you for serous causes including cancer. Don't delay ...Read more

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My 3 year old has sinus infection x 3 days. Fever resolved. Noticed today when he cried, had blood tinged tears. Should I b concern or related to sinu?

My 3 year old has sinus infection x 3 days. Fever resolved. Noticed today when he cried, had blood tinged tears. Should I b concern or related to sinu?

Check his eyes: Be sure there is no scratch. He may possibly have pink eye from allergy or developing eye infection. Take a look, if not take a picture or video to show your pediatrician tomorrow. Sounds like it is benign but if it is moderate to large amount, you may need to go to er tonight or call on call pediatrician and ask for advice. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause blood in mucus?

Can a sinus infection cause blood in mucus?

Absolutely.: This is not an uncommon finding. If your symptoms persist you should be evaluated as you may need antibiotic treatment as well as decongestants and antihistamines. ...Read more

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I noticed some bright red blood in my urine today. For the past week, I have been suffering from a sinus infection that has turned into a frequent cou?

I noticed some bright red blood in my urine today. For the past week, I have been suffering from a sinus infection that has turned into a frequent cou?

See your physician: These things could be unrelated, but could also be signs/symptoms of something more serious like a vasculitis. I would highly recommend being evaluated. ...Read more

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Coughing from sinus infection and coughing up blood?

Coughing from sinus infection and coughing up blood?

From the sinus: Some individuals can have a bloody nasal discharge from a sinus infection, if some of it is swallowed it may be coughed up too. If the symptom persists, use a saline sinus wash. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with a sinus infection. I have been taking 2 mg of amoxicillan a day. I am scared of getting a blood clot. Should I get up?

I was recently diagnosed with a sinus infection. I have been taking 2 mg of amoxicillan a day. I am scared of getting a blood clot. Should I get up?

Get up: Sinus infections or taking Amoxicillin would not increase your risk for a blood clot. Immobilization does increase the risk. At least keep moving your calves. Get up if not at risk of falling. Why you are in bed? ...Read more

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I have sinus infection. Blowing out a lot of blood and also nauseas. Should I be concerned? What should I do?

I have sinus infection. Blowing out a lot of blood and also nauseas. Should I be concerned? What should I do?

Sinusitis: See a doctor. Sinus infections require decongestants, analgesics, nasal irrigation, possibly nasal steroids and perhaps antibiotics. Go and get this taken care of before it really becomes severe. ...Read more

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I am not sure if I have a sinus infection but my cold is really bothersome. I have been experiencing blood in mucus in the last couple of days.?

Nasal spray Or ENT: This could definitely be a sinus infection. Try using an over the counter nasal spray like Afrin or Dristan or generic with Oxymetazoline. Use 3 puffs in each nostril 3 times a day for a week. You could also try oral decongestants to help open up the sinus passages. If you are not completely better in 7-10 days you shouid really see an Ear Nose Throat (ENT) doctor. ...Read more

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I have had symptoms of a sinus infection for almost a month. This morning my nose started pouring blood and I coughed up big globs of bright red blood?

I have had symptoms of a sinus infection for almost a month. This morning my nose started pouring blood and I coughed up big globs of bright red blood?

Immediate evaluation: You need to be seen immediately! To to your primary care doctor or ER and get blood work, X-ray, and will most likely need a Cat Scan (CT) of your sinuses. Cancer of the sinuses needs to be ruled out versus a benign polyp vs bleeding from your nasal septum. Keep me posted. ...Read more

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Does a sinus infection show on a blood test. I had a cbc& auto differential and a basic metablic panel done said I had no infection, but I can feel it?

Does a sinus infection show on a blood test. I had a cbc& auto differential and a basic metablic panel done said I had no infection, but I can feel it?

No: With any infection signs of inflammation may show with sedimentation rate or WBC elevation.
But with sinus congestion, inflammation, infection these may not show.
Transillumination with
Flashlight may detect the congestion, and X-rays can show! Easily.
Nasal, saline and a decongestant may help you resolve.
If fever or worsening see ENT ...Read more

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Sinus infection, clear to light hint of yelow coming out of the nose when I blow it, but I have seem some chunk of of blood/or slight blood in the snot?

Sinus infection, clear to light hint of yelow coming out of the nose when I blow it, but I have seem some chunk of of blood/or slight blood in the snot?

You are right: What you're describing certainly does sound like a sinus infection. The blood in your mucous can happen especially when there's a lot of inflammation in your nose. You should contact your doctor for an examination and discussion about whether an antibiotic would be useful. ...Read more

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Went to doc for sinus infection. Now I have pus on my tonsils and blood in my snot. Should I go back in or should I let it run it's course?

Went to doc for sinus infection. Now I have pus on my tonsils and blood in my snot. Should I go back in or should I let it run it's course?

SINUSITIS: Did you just visit with the doc for suns infection or were you prescribed any treatment? You can repost with more information. If you are concerned and not being treated properly then you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more