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A 33-year-old male asked:

hello, this noting when i woke up, i noticed phlegm in my throat, and needed to cough. when i coughed, a membrane tissue came out (white with small red spots) this was followed by a bit of blood?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Phlegm w/ blood: Could be from lung or nose or due to reflux gastritis irritating lung/nose as you sleep. You you have e a cold? allergies? Smoke? the irritated tissue could eventually bleed a bit. or as mentioned from gastritis the acid irritates lung and nose. Rarely could be pathology in lung like embolsim or TB or mass or nasal pathology . Would follow up with doc/urgent care.

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