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coughing up phlegm with streaks of blood

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
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
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Location: If the source of the bleeding is limited to the upper airway and due to brief nosebleeds, control the nasal bleeding with pressure on the bridge of th ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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CT scan: and oncology evaluation. You should have your sputum tested for infection ( culture) and cytology. You need to have your tumors checked and evaluated ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
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
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
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
56 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
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