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Coughing up phlegm with streaks of blood

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Yes: Whooping cough, or pertussis can cause excessive, protracted coughing. Small membranes in the throat may burst with hard coughing and blood may come ... Read More

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Sinus or lungs: This could be primarily a sinus infection or possibly a pneumonia. If you are having "cold" symptoms - stuffy nose, sinus pressure - may be a sinus in... Read More
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Possibilities: Blood mixed with sputum usually occurs with either bronchitis or pneumonia. Pure blood (hemoptysis) may be more concerning for other problems (heart ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Likely not: Bad tonsillitis can/does often create swollen,inflamed red tissue that will ooze blood if you cough. It is not a common sign of any drug reaction. I w... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Chest xray: I would recommend a chest xray if not done the addition of a long acting bronchodilator of the cholinergic class especially if you are using your vent... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
What symptoms do you have? If you do not have any, let it be. For healthy diet: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/., exercise 30 minutes/day, drink enough ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Need more info: My recommendation would be to see a doctor asap since coughing up blood never has a benign cause. On the other hand it would be helpful to know how l... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
Parenchymal density: is a very nonspecific term, unfortunately. It could mean anything from scar to mass to pneumonia to collapse of a small lung segment. Without the im... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Influenza: It may be influenza or a flu-like illness, but coughing up blood is disturbing. If this does not stop in next several days or you have fever, shortnes... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Could be either: Symptoms of flu and routine viral respiratory disease overlap. If it is within the first couple days then get viral cultures for flu and start tamif... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Yes: You are obviously already concerned but have not provided enuf info to allow advice guiding you further. Do you have fever, chest pain, shortness of a... Read More