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What to do if I have blood in phlegm every morning, no chest infection?

What to do if I have blood in phlegm every morning, no chest infection?

M.D. visit: Please see a health clinic or your physician. They will check your lungs, obtain a chest radiograph and test your for TB and Cancer of the lungs. If you are producing phlegm this can be sent to the lab for testing.
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Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Phlegm (Definition)

Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more


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I have been coughing up blood with phlegm every morning and is normal through out the day. I have sinusitis and cold infection now. What's happening?

I have been coughing up blood with phlegm every morning and is normal through out the day. I have sinusitis and cold infection now. What's happening?

Hemoptysis...: Coughing up blood, called hemoptysis, is a symptom that always needs to be evaluated by a doctor. The most common cause is acute bronchitis, an infection of the airways. This is easily treated once the etiology of the infection is determined. However, malignancy can also cause hemoptysis so your doctor needs to rule this out, especially in a smoker. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Flu. High fever that has gone down now. Some night sweats. Mild cough. No chest pain. Blood in phlegm at morning that clears up during the day.?

Flu. High fever that has gone down now. Some night sweats. Mild cough. No chest pain. Blood in phlegm at morning that clears up during the day.?

Give it time: What you described fits in with upper respiratory viral infection and it is healing. Give it time.
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I coughed up blood in my phlegm. This morning, is this urgent, or can I wait until my next visit in a month?

I coughed up blood in my phlegm. This morning, is this urgent, or can I wait until my next visit in a month?

Depends on the: Amount. If it is a small amount and does not recur, you can probably wait until your next visit. If it is a large amount, or if it persists, notify your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Blood in phlegm only in morning it goes after I've cleared my throat 2-3 times. I don't smoke an no other symptoms no cough either?

Blood in phlegm only in morning it goes after I've cleared my throat 2-3 times. I don't smoke an no other symptoms no cough either?

Drainage: Having a small amount of blood is normal in the winter months. Increased drainage can be irritating to the throat. You might try using a humidifier in your room. ...Read more

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Hello doctors! Can sinusitis cause hemoptysis in throat? Why am I coughing up blood with phlegm only in morning?

Hello doctors! Can sinusitis cause hemoptysis in throat? Why am I coughing up blood with phlegm only in morning?

Hemoptysis: I wouldn't blame blood you are coughing up in the morning on your sinuses. This maybe a very different problem and you should have your throat checked by your primary care MD. ...Read more

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Wife 29, non-smoker, no coughing or cold but there is blood in her phlegm when she woke up this morning. Should. She be worried?

Wife 29, non-smoker, no coughing or cold but there is blood in her phlegm when she woke up this morning. Should. She be worried?

Concerned: Concerned yes but worried no. I would make an appointment with her doctor and have her follow up with her doctor. There are things that the doctor will need to rule out. ...Read more

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Brown phlegm with blood in the morning is it coming from lungs?

Brown phlegm with blood in the morning is it coming from lungs?

Brown phlegm: It would be either old blood from the nose/lungs' or a possible pneumonia. If you are otherwise fine, you could probably watch it for now, but with any change I would have you see our doctor. ...Read more

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I sneezed this morning and brought up a lot of phlegm which contained blood. Should I get this checked. I don't have a cough or any other symtoms?

I sneezed this morning and brought up a lot of phlegm which contained blood. Should I get this checked. I don't have a cough or any other symtoms?

Depends: If it was a one time bloody nose then you could observe your symptoms. If you are having persistent nose bleeds and severe pain a full ear, nose throat exam is indicated. See your doctor for more answers. Good luck. ...Read more

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Early this morning I have spit a phlegm with blood, do I have a serious disease.

Early this morning I have spit a phlegm with blood, do I have a serious disease.

Blood on phlegm: If this is an isolated incidence, there is most likely no worry. If it persists, you can seek medical treatment. ...Read more

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Have cold for a week. Coughing hard and lots of green phlegm. This morning, yellow phlegm with a small string of blood. Pneumonia?

Have cold for a week. Coughing hard and lots of green phlegm. This morning, yellow phlegm with a small string of blood. Pneumonia?

Can't make diagnosis: With available info. History, blood work, Chest Xray and physical examination would determine accurate diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more

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On occasion I will wake up in the morning and spit phlegm and its dark. Perhaps old blood. Its is just in the first spit and that's the only time. Ok?

Phlegm: You surmise correctly that the phlegmis old blood. You may have a post nasal drip and the mucus has eroded the blood vessels in your nose to account for the blood. Try using saline nose drops before bedtime to avoid the problem. ...Read more

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Is seeing a small amount of blood in phlegm due to allergies normal. I spit some out this morning and it scared me?

Is seeing a small amount of blood in phlegm due to allergies normal. I spit some out this morning and it scared me?

Take notice: A little blood in your mucus which is related to allergies is not too unusual. However, this is something you should watch. It might indicate that there are other problems, such as a lesion in your nose, polyps, or a developing sinus infection. If you continue to notice this, you should see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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