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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.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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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

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Hello! I'm 24 yrs old and I had a flu 3 weeks ago. Now I'm feeling better, but I ended up having a phlegm in the morning with a blood clot on it.

Hello! I'm 24 yrs old and I had a flu 3 weeks ago. Now I'm feeling better, but I ended up having a phlegm in the morning with a blood clot on it.

Part of healing: What you experienced is likely a part of the healing process. If bloody phlegm is still present a week from now, it would be time to see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Had a cough and cold for 3weeks but notice about a week ago I had a tiny bit of blood in my phlegm and then again this morning, scared it's lung cance?

Had a cough and cold for 3weeks but notice about a week ago I had a tiny bit of blood in my phlegm and then again this morning, scared it's lung cance?

Hard to tell: Having just a bit of blood in mucous is difficult to assess. Perhaps having a Chest X ray done can be helpful. If need be a CT scan has a higher chance of ruling our lung cancer. ...Read more

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This morning I coughed up abit of blood in my phlegm I've had abit of a sore throats and the rest of the day I've been fine?

This morning I coughed up abit of blood in my phlegm I've had abit of a sore throats and the rest of the day I've been fine?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees a doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly. It's hard to tell if phlegm is from the nose, throat, or lungs, but persistent bloodiness would need an exam. ...Read more

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Phlegm stuck in throat all the time and blood in saliva in morning?

Phlegm stuck in throat all the time and blood in saliva in morning?

Possible infection: Tough to say, could be a minor infection, . ..Viral v. Bacterial. If not better soon, get eval. ...Read more

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I have gallstones in the bile duct, this morning I had a bit of blood in my phlegm. It was a dark red.?

I have gallstones in the bile duct, this morning I had a bit of blood in my phlegm. It was a dark red.?

Bad gallbladder: You have a bad gallbladder, a fixable problem with surgery. Gallstones have travelled out of your gallbladder and are stuck in your duct, which is dangerous and treated with scope procedure ERCP. Check in with your local surgeon or regular doctor to ge started. Coughing blood in small amount is likely not related. Be well. ...Read more

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Got phlegm from the nose for 2 days in the morning. When I spit it out there's a small amount of blood, no cough. Btw I'm from & currently in hong kong?

Got phlegm from the nose for 2 days in the morning. When I spit it out there's a small amount of blood, no cough. Btw I'm from & currently in hong kong?

Spitting out: Small amount of blood is ok due to irritation in the nasal mucosa. Colds, flu, allergies, sinus congestion can be a factor. Blowing nose hard and picking on your nose can do it too. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of spitting brown phlegm in the morning? After a couple spits it's clear and doesn't do it again till morning. No blood when I blow my nose

Need diagnosis: Brown phlegm is probably not from the oral cavity or from the gums. Obviously, you need a proper diagnosis. Although you say there is no nasal bleeding, I would worry more about old blood coming from the esophagus or stomach. An ENT doctor or a gastroenterologist should be consulted. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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