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I have a small white dot in my vision, It's as if I have mucus on it, but I've looked and see nothing there. What could this be?

I have a small white dot in my vision, It's as if I have mucus on it, but I've looked and see nothing there. What could this be?

Ophthalmologist: Go see one. Sounds like you have a scotoma and only a skilled exam will be able to elucidate the cause. ...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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I have a small cold but just recently started coughing. I am coughing up brown mucus, why?

I have a small cold but just recently started coughing. I am coughing up brown mucus, why?

Acute bronchitis: Is a viral disease characterized by prolonged, excessive coughing. The most common symptom of acute bronchitis is a cough with mucus. Acute bronchitis is a one-time condition that lasts for several weeks. Drink plenty of fluids and otc medication. However, pneumonia can have symptoms like acute bronchitis. Rec. See your pcp to rule out pneumonia. ...Read more

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I have an isolated case of diharehea today. I noticed no more feces coming out only small amounts of white mucus. Is this normal?

Food poisoning: No fever no belly spin means mostly it is not a dangerous problem. But if you ate raw seafood raw meat or recooked /microwaved rice then it could be food poisoning. Eat lot of Greek yogurt daily for the rest of your life and do not eat anything raw like salads and fruits from outside. Buy ur own, wash and cut and eat them instead. Incidence of food poisoning in USA is 1:3 persons!!! ...Read more

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Can you get implantation spotting at 5 weeks? Had a scan 4 days ago and seen a small sac now slight pink mucus when wiping should I be worried?

Can you get implantation spotting at 5 weeks? Had a scan 4 days ago and seen a small sac now slight pink mucus when wiping should I be worried?

Call your doctor: Any bleeding in pregnancy could be a sign of problems and you may need a Rhogam shot if your blood type is negative. The bleeding could just be irritation from the ultrasound but its best to check. ...Read more

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Had a bout of gastroenteritis a month ago. Since my bm has had white mucus in the bm and brown mucus around it. Bm small round. Cause 4 concern?

Had a bout of gastroenteritis a month ago. Since my bm has had white mucus in the bm and brown mucus around it. Bm small round. Cause 4 concern?

Mucous in the stool: Gastroenteritis can cause lactose intolerance and changes in the stool fauna. I see that you are 57. If you have not already then I you are likely due for a colonoscopy. Other triggers to see a gastroenterologist earlier would be persistent nausea, vomiting, unintentional weight loss, decreased appetite, being too easily sated after eating, black stools and any blood in the stools. ...Read more

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How to know if that was mucus or a bubble. (it was really small.) so do you think I suffer from enterobiasis?

How to know if that was mucus or a bubble. (it was really small.) so do you think I suffer from enterobiasis?

Pinworms: You can use some scotch tape pressed against your anus and have your doctor or lab check for pinworm eggs on the tape ...Read more

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Hey, I have been getting these weird small jelly balls like clear mucus coming out of my sinus and then coughed out. Any idea?

Mucus: This appears to be mucus plugs which may be due to excessively dry conditions like too much air conditioning. A sinus infection is less likely a cause unless you recently had a prolonged head cold. In this case the mucus is usually discolored yellow or greenish and there may be associated nasal congestion and headache ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a cough after using advair? Also coughing up a small amount of mucus. Only used twice and stopped use per dr request.

Is it normal to have a cough after using advair? Also coughing up a small amount of mucus. Only used twice and stopped use per dr request.

Cough: Some people have irritation in their throat from their inhaler and can cough immediately following its use. If you are using the advair diskus, (salmeterol and fluticasone) it is a more common problem as it is a powder inhaler. I think you need to have your doctor review your treatment but you should be fine on the long run with it, and rinse your mouth after you use it to avoid oral thrush. ...Read more

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Bad cold/mild fvr a few days ago, now just really snotty/no fvr but coughing up small amts of blood w/mucus. Feel fine otherwise. Is this normal?

May be a problem: You should consult with your physician or if you do not have one, go to an er. While coughing up blood (hemoptysis) can be seen after extreme fits of coughing, your current symptoms don't seem to fit that. And there are a number of concerning things that can present this way including tb. ...Read more

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11wk bottlefed baby had lots ' dark brownish' mucus/jelly in poo. Dr won't test as he seems well. Started last wk small bits blood now heavy mucus?

11wk bottlefed baby had lots ' dark brownish' mucus/jelly in poo. Dr won't test as he seems well. Started last wk small bits blood now heavy mucus?

Your blood: The most likely thing is that it is your blood that he is consuming while breast feeding. If you have any soreness, cracking or irritation of your nipples, they can bleed while he is nursing and he can actually swallow a significant amount of blood from this. If he is thriving, not vomiting, and his poo is just colored, i'd look to you first. ...Read more

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Dulcolax Wed pm but didn't really need it. Thur=painful. Now normal but had small glob of mucus streaked w/ blood w/BM. Prob from Lax hard on system?

Yes: Ducolax is a strong laxative. Sometimes excessive stimulation can cause mucous and /or blood with BM If it recurs without laxative stimulation, then see a doctor who can look inside your colon. ...Read more

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My gf has a small lump, underneath her chin. It is slightly hard. Recently she has been blowing out slighty black mucus. Is this anything serious?

My gf has a small lump, underneath her chin. It is slightly hard. Recently she has been blowing out slighty black mucus. Is this anything serious?

Not sure they are: Related. Many times the lump under the chin is a cyst. The mucus if really black needs checked out by an ENT doctor. The cyst should resolve on its own and probably will not need treatment if left alone. Recommend talking to your doc about the black mucous. ...Read more

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For last 4 days, I have woken up and found small amounts of blood in my mucus, I have not had a nosebleed in a year have just recovered from a cold.?

For last 4 days, I have woken up and found small amounts of blood in my mucus, I have not had a nosebleed in a year have just recovered from a cold.?

Likely coughing...: If you have just recovered from a cold, then you are likely coughing. If coughing is done forcefully, it can break a small blood vessel, showing up as blood-tinged sputum. Not to worry.

However, if it's frankly quite bloody, then go to your doctor. It needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have been on oxycontin for chronic pain for 3 months. I am unable to move my bowels. I take 3 types of laxatives. The miniscule fragments are soft and a small amount of mucus is present. I have a history of laxative abuse 25 years ago. Prior to recent s

I have been on oxycontin for chronic pain for 3 months. I am unable to move my bowels. I take 3 types of laxatives. The miniscule fragments are soft and a small amount of mucus is present. I have a history of laxative abuse 25 years ago. Prior to recent s

Talk to your doc: If it is severe, the dose of Oxycontin should be reduced, at least 10-20%. There is a medicine called Relistor (methylnaltrexone) that is very effective for opiate-induced constipation, but has to be given as a shot by doctor. A stool softener twice daily, some senna based laxative and a magnesium laxative are best. Am concerned about Oxycontin long-term in anybody your age. Get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Hoarse voice, small cough little bit of mucus, what to do?

Hoarse voice, small cough little bit of mucus, what to do?

Hoarse: If greater than three weeks, have ENT take a look at your vocal cords. Otherwise voice rest, no smoking, no alcohol, drink a lot of clear fluids, no throat clearing ...Read more

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I have small bumps inside my eyes and I get mucus in them during the whole day specialy in the mornings what does that mean?

Allergy or infection: That could be allergies or an infection. If it has been like this for weeks then try zaditor (ketotifen) for allergies. Otc drops. See your doctor to make sure they are not infected. ...Read more