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i have blood in my phlegm. i have cold no cough. i had a stent put in two years ago. i've high bp 217 / 119 and severe headache?

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Dr. Nicole Frommann
Urgent Care 22 years experience
Concerned : The severe headache with that high blood pressure is very concerning and you should seek treatment right away, today. The blood could be due to infection or irritation of the mucosa. Get seen by a doctor today to get all of these symptoms addressed.

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