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A 33-year-old female asked:

It's been like a week n i'm 32 years old weight 106 pound a female.. it hurts my chest when i cough n i cough up yellowish stuff n sometime blood. my nose be running 2..my tonsil feel swollen n it hard to talk.. in the back of my tongue there r two bottom

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Dr. Beatrice Taylor
General Practice 9 years experience
See doc now: Most minor viral illnesses run about 2 weeks, are worst on about day 4 and then start to get better. If you are feeling this bad a week in, go to the doc. With a swollen tonsil, you could have a throat abscess which can be very dangerous. "Hot Potato" voice is a symptom of this. Coughing blood is not normal. Any problems breathing are considered an emergency.

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Last updated Jun 29, 2015

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