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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Black specs in mucus: Were you in an area of soot? Are there are specs of bright red blood? Any abodminal discomfort/ gastritis? How long have you been coughing? i would ... Read More

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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Marged
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Depends: Dark specs may be blood but may be other. If blood can be coming from back of nose or sinuses, but may be coming from lungs. Blood is concerning when ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Durga Komaragiri
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Occ spotting of blood in sputum not uncommon in above patients. If worsening symptoms please see pcp.
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Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Not normal, happens: Bronchiectasis by itself is an abnormality of the respiratory system. Hemoptysis (coughing up blood), can be a symptom of the disease. If it is a new ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Causes: Common causes for chronic cough include gastroesophageal reflux, allergies, asthma, postnasal drip, ACE-I inhibitors, COPD, and autoimmune disorder. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
See answer: Generally, if a 28 year old person noted a spec of blood in phlegm after several coughs and had no other symptoms it's likely due to some superficial ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor: I would always get a chest x ray on anyone coughing up blood, and some lab work as well. I recommend you see a doctor. I wish you well!
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Chronic Infection: Please see your physician, a work up including sputum culture, TB test may be useful. A course of antibiotics and chest radiograph are also possibly i ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
35 years experience Family Medicine
Additional tests: You may need to see g.I doc for evaluation of your esophagus with egd., you may also need chest ct for further look ito your lung.
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A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
29 years experience Pathology
Virus: This is an upper respiratory virus most likely a common throat infection virus it is possible that this is an atypical strep pneumonia bacteria which ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Black specs: The most likely cause of black specs in the urine would be tiny fragments of kidney or urinary bladder stones. A urinalysis with microscopic examinati ... Read More

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