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what does it mean to cough up blood and mucus

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
From 0 to 60----: It could be nothing OR it could be something. If you have risk factors for any type of lung cancer such as smoking, or inhalation of second hand smoke ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
See your doc: Small amounts of blood-tinged mucus can mean a bacterial infection. See your doc and get evaluated. More than a tbsp of blood is more worrying and, of ... Read More
Dr. William Haehl
46 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: It is never "normal" to cough up blood. But sometimes with a hard cough or with inflammation associated with a respiratory infection one can cough up ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
19 years experience Dermatology
See a doctor: You should see a doctor so that they can prescribe you some medications that will help you. Blood can sometimes mean that you are causing a type of tr ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Please...: If you are wheezing, see a Dr. ASAP! Please... we are getting into a long weekend and this could get much worse
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
18 years experience Family Medicine
Depend how much: If its a little bit in your phlegm then i would not worry about it. However if you are coughing up pure blood, then that is a sign of a serious diseas ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
URI=upper respirator: We used to think/claim that color of phlegm was determined by whether upper respiratory illness (URI) was caused by virus or bacteria. If it was green ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not unusual: It is not unusual to sometimes get a bit of blood in mucus when you cough forceful or clear your throat repeatedly. Stay hydrated to thin mucus and re ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Hieber
50 years experience Pediatrics
Bloody mucous: Sinusitis, adenoiditis and nasal allergy would be the most common causes/ much rarer causes would include inhaled foreign body, varoius pneumonias and ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Phlegm: If you have phlegm from any cause that is sitting around in your lungs before you cough it up, it typically will have a metallic taste. No knowing w ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
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Cough with blood: At your age bronchitis is the most common cause but you will require some additional testing toruke out other more serious causes
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