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A piece of blood came out when I coughed?

A piece of blood came out when I coughed?

See your doctor...: Usually coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is caused by bronchitis but it can also be due to malignancy. See your doctor as soon as possible since you will need testing to determine the etiology. The sooner the diagnosis is made, the sooner effective treatment can begin. If you smoke, you need to quit and your doctor can also help with this! good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Brushing my teeth and saw a little bit of blood coming out when i spit, a little later I burped and a bunch of bright red blood came out. What is this?

Brushing my teeth and saw a little bit of blood coming out when i spit, a little later I burped and a bunch of bright red blood came out. What is this?

Get It Checked Soon!: Sounds like you should do a screen test for Exorcist IV. Short of that,maybe you have a gum infection and you've swallowed some of that blood and it came up. Of course you may have some problem lower down that has come up into the mouth that you confuse with bleeding gums. Now that I've confused both of us,first get your teeth and gums checked,if they're OK,get to an internist for blood tests, etc ...Read more

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I pushed some poop out at start, then the rest came out soft. A little light red blood on a piece of poo & a tad on toilet tissue.Didn't hurt!serious?

I pushed some poop out at start, then the rest came out soft. A little light red blood on a piece of poo & a tad on toilet tissue.Didn't hurt!serious?

hemorrhoids: You are 19, and other serious causes are unlikely. If this is recurring though, go asked your primary md to look at this and help you avoid the problem. Adding dietary fiber would be a reasonable first step. ...Read more

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Yesterday when i peed a string of blood and a clot came out into the toilet. The thing is I am not on my period. What can this mean?

Yesterday when i peed a string of blood and a clot came out into the toilet. The thing is I am not on my period. What can this mean?

Possible causes: Do you think this came from your vagina? Bleeding between periods can have many causes--from infection, stds, to hormone problems. You should see your doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I used a neti pot and after I used it I was spitting up a little from what went to the back of my throat and when I spit a little blood came out ?

I used a neti pot and after I used it I was spitting up a little from what went to the back of my throat and when I spit a little blood came out ?

Irritation: A small amount of blood from using a spray or netti pot can happen just from irritation from the pressure of the saline or from direct contact from the tube. I f it is only a small amount, it is fine, if it is persistent, go see a doctor. ...Read more

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I had a colposcopy done yesterday and i woke up with my undies drenched in blood and blood pouring out of me into the toilet i'am passing big clots?

I had a colposcopy done yesterday and i woke up with my undies drenched in blood and blood pouring out of me into the toilet i'am passing big clots?

See a doctor now.: With colposcopy you often get a biopsy performed and the bleeding should not be more than spotting from the site of biopsy. If you're bleeding clots and have blood pouring then you need to see an md right away. It's possible that you have a bleeding vessel that needs to be coagulated with silver nitrate. You need to be examined for this as the bleeding may not stop on its own. ...Read more

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I could feel stuff and it made me clear my throat. when i did a whole bunch of blood and blood clots came out of my mouth from way down. why?

I could feel stuff and it made me clear my throat. when i did a whole bunch of blood and blood clots came out of my mouth from way down. why?

Possible nosebleed?: You didn't mention age or if you smoke but this sounds to be most likely blood running down the back of your throat from a posterior nosebleed and you coughed some up. If it persists or recurs I recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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I just had an easy passing stool. Im 16 and had a lot of.Blood come out. It looked like a huge blood.Clot. I still have some blood coming out to.

Rectal Bleeding: If you are passing blood when not passing stool you need to be seen urgently by your family doctor. Please let your parents know this is happening. ...Read more

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I coughed up blood before. Is there a cut inside my lungs?

I coughed up blood before. Is there a cut inside my lungs?

Typically Not.: Blood tinged sputum is blood in the "spit". This could be something simple as an infection to more severe issues. There is typical a small inflammation in the distal airways that cause this. More severe conditions could be an erosion of the blood vessel or inflammation of these. This is a more serious condition. Need to follow up with your md if this is ongoing. "cuts" to the lung typically not. ...Read more

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Just had a tooth extraction yesterday and i accidentally sucked out the blood clot. Is this bad?

Just had a tooth extraction yesterday and i accidentally sucked out the blood clot. Is this bad?

Maybe: It can lead to a dry socket. Keep it clean and you should be ok. It will take longer to heal, because now it can only heal from the bottom of the socket to the top. With the clot in place it heals from both areas and in between. Any problems, call your dentist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I felt something up my left nostril for a few days i picked it out it was a small ball of blood. & again today. But no blood comes out?

I felt something up my left nostril for a few days i picked it out it was a small ball of blood. & again today. But no blood comes out?

Blood in nose: Sometimes you have a cold/allergies and do not realize it and it dries out the nose that leads to bleeding. Moisturize by placing a bit of vasoline inside the tip of your nose twice a day. Do not use cocaine. Fish oil, ginger, Vit E and othee herbal promote bleeding. Are you on ASA or warfarin or blood thinners? Follow up with a doctor/urgent care ...Read more

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Saw a little streak of blood in my spit this morning, should I be concerned, it wasn't coughed up, it was sucked from nose and spit out. Is it cancer?

Not cancer.: Not to worry. An isolated streak of blood likely coming from the nose is normal. If it keeps occurring, which is doubtful, then have it checked out. ...Read more