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A 31-year-old male asked:

Im just recovered from severed flu. now im still cough but not severe as before but im noticing there's few blood mixed with the mucus/sputum. :-(?

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Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Cough: The respiratory system was injured during the cough that you had while you were coughing very hard. This can lead to the mucous membranes bleeding a small amount and mixing with the mucous. If the blood becomes significant or continues, consult with your doctor.
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