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Blood In Cough
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
Hmm: Probably not, but could be. You should have both looked at! ...Read more
Common: Blood in the nose is very common especially in drier colder climates. The tissues inside the nose are very delicate and easily injured and when injured can bleed. A little bit of blood once in a while on a tissue is usually nothing to be concerned about. More significant amounts of blood may be of concern and should merit a visit to an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Coughing up mucus with traces of blood. Swollen tonsils and throat. Is the blood likely just due to coughing breaking the blood vessels in throat?
Yes: Excessive pressure from coughing can break capillaries and cause small amount of blood to appear in the mucus. Take a probiotic (Megafood Megaflora Plus brand), zinc 50 mg/day (NOW is a good brand), Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand) or sunshine for 30-45 minutes at noon daily to get over the the infection faster. Throat coat liquorice tea (consume several times/day) also helps to reduce pain. ...Read more
Blood vessel rupture: Blood in sputum or hemoptysis in the setting of bronchiectasis is due to rupture of tiny blood vessels along the surface of the diseased bronchial tubes. Normally the amount of bleeding is minor but can be significant and require emergent care. Other causes of hemoptysis include infections, cancers and vascular diseases. ...Read more
Urinary tract infect: You may have urinary tract infect infection, and may need antibiotics.There are other conditions which can cause blood in the urine and you need to be checked by your doctor and may also need imaging like ultrasound or cat scan.Stones in urinary tract or tumor can also cause blood in the urine. ...Read more
See your doctor: It may be due to an infection but need to rule out a more serious cause especially if you are a smoker or have had a lot of 2nd hand smoke exposure. ...Read more
Can an elderly with copd, pulmonary hypertension, blood clot in leg take cough syrup for her cough?
Yes: Yes, if your doctor prescribed it for you. He/she already factored in all of your problems and medications you are currently on with any new medication recommended. ...Read more
Possibly...: Hemoptysis, coughing blood, always needs to be evaluated by a doctor. The usual etiology is bronchitis ( including from tb, if other symptoms present) but malignancy can cause this as well so it needs a doctor evaluation asap. If you are short of breath, you should go to nearest er as this can be life-threatening. Good luck! ...Read more
For past week i've had small streaks of blood in phlegm in the morning. Some blood stains when blow nose. Not sick with cold or flu. Cause?
Blood from nose: Blood from nose (epistaxis) can be due to the high heat in the midwest & most of the country right now. The heat can dry out mucous membranes causing bleeding and 'small streaks of blood phlegm' and 'when blowing nose.' you may want to see your doctor bleeding becomes excessive or persists. Topical vaseline or Bacitracin on the nasal septum may help protect the mucous membranes from drying. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thick dark blood in phlegm, no cough. Occasionally fresh red strip blood in phlegm, since Nov'13. Recently started to feel difficult in breathing ?
Depends on you: How old are you and what is your health history? Do you smoke? If you are over 50 and have been a smoker, you need a cxr, and if its normal someone needs to get a look inside your aiwray with a fiberoptic scope to make sure its not a polyp or tumor in the airway. If you aren't in a high risk category, you may not need all of this, but we can't answer your question withoutr a lot more information. ...Read more