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I was clearing my throat this morning and out some mucus

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Hello- I was clearing my throat this morning and spit out some mucus with steaks of blood in it. It was s very small amount but should I be really worried? I've also been having a lot of acid reflux kteky
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

mucus with streaks of blood in it can be very common if you have a lot of cough or inflammation of your throat or sinues from acid reflux or pharyngitis inflammation of your throat or sinus infection or long term sinusitis inflammation.

usually blood in mucus from clearing your throat is not by itself a worrisome symptom.

I am more worried about your acid reflux which is worse recently.

you need to calm down your stomach acid with over the counter acid blockers and acid neutralizers like zantac, prilosec, maalox, mylanta

and see a doctor about your acid reflux.

you might need prescription medications like Nexium to decrease stomach acid.

you should watch your diet and avoid alcohol, spicy foods, tomato sauce, oily foods which can worsen stomach acid.

you might need an upper endoscopy scope procedure to look down into your esophagus and stomach to check for acid damage .

you might need allergy medications to help decrease the amount of mucus and phlegm in your throat.

if you have sinus inflammation, you might need a steroid nasal spray to help decrease sinus inflammation.

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks I did go to see my doctor like 2 weeks ago and she said it was acid reflux and gave me meds for it and it worked but the last few days I've been drinking a lot of coffee and soda and stopped taking the medication after a week so that might be why it happened again
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She said because I'm only 28 there wouldn't be any damage etc
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
should I not be worried about be streaks of blood?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The first time there were bright red streaks which would have only been like a drop of blood or so the second time it was what seemed to be the leftover brownish blood
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

I would not be stressed about the streaks of blood

but you do need to go back on your acid reflux med.

and you do need to cut down on the coffee and sodas.

I would not be worried about a drop of blood.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

do you have any other questions?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think that's it. So do you think it was caused by inflammation?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

yes, I think it is just caused by your cough and inflammation.

I am not worried about cancer or other causes.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have no cough. I just coughed to clear my throat. Does that make a difference,
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

no, that doesn't make a difference.

do you have a runny nose or sinus congestion?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
A tiny bit of a runny nose on one side yesterday. My nose is always really dry anyways and I have allergies
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

yes, a bit of runny nose and allergies can cause mucus and can cause a spot of blood.

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