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Blood In Phlegm In Morning
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
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
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
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
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 ?
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
I have tonsillitis and I have been on penicillin for 5 days, I had blood in phlegm last night and this morning, is this normal? I'm 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
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?
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