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Smoker I've been coughing up phlegm tinged with blood at times I had a CT scan it states that their is cystic changes and a parenchymal density lung ?

Smoker I've been coughing up phlegm tinged with blood at times I had a CT scan it states that their is cystic changes and a parenchymal density lung
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Parenchymal density: is a very nonspecific term, unfortunately. It could mean anything from scar to mass to pneumonia to collapse of a small lung segment. Without the images to review, it is difficult to determine. Likewise, there are both acute and chronic causes of cystic changes. The nonspecific report verbiage needs to be interpreted in conjunction with the images themselves and your clinical picture. ...Read more

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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Thick dark blood in phlegm, no cough. Occasionally fresh red strip blood in phlegm, since Nov'13. Recently started to feel difficult in breathing ?

Thick dark blood in phlegm, no cough. Occasionally fresh red strip blood in phlegm, since Nov'13. Recently started to feel difficult in breathing ?

Cancer? See doc: I don't understand how you produce phlegm without coughing. Is this post-nasal drip which you spit out? In any case, that's a worrisome symptom, and cancer is on the list of possibilities. You should see a physician promptly. ...Read more

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Blood in my phlegm, no cough. Its started Nov 17 until now. what can i do? what medicine i take?

Blood in my phlegm, no cough. Its started Nov 17 until now. what can i do? what medicine i take?

Needs investigation: After this long you need to get this evaluated to determine the source and cause of the bleeding. It could be blood from the nose, the sinuses but also the lungs ...Read more

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Hi. I saw 20% of blood to my phlegm in my 1st cough but theres nothing already on my 2nd and 3rd but just phlegm again. Whats wrong maybe?

Hi. I saw 20% of blood to my phlegm in my 1st cough but theres nothing already on my 2nd and 3rd but just phlegm again. Whats wrong maybe?

Unclear: It is not clear but hemoptysis is not good. Need to see why this is occuring . Might have a serious chest infection or could come from nose. Please seek care and for sure get a chest xray. Need to get dx for sure and may require more than simple treatment. ...Read more

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I have mild blood in my phlegm/spit when i cough it up. I have not been coughing but I have a sore throat and a bad headache. Help?

I have mild blood in my phlegm/spit when i cough it up. I have not been coughing but I have a sore throat and a bad headache. Help?

Hemoptysis: Coughing up blood is never normal and should always be evaluated by a physician. It should always be considered dangerous until proven otherwise. ...Read more

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What causes blood in my phlegm I am coughing a lot and wheezing when i breathe

What causes blood in my phlegm I am coughing a lot and wheezing when i breathe

Hello. : Hello. The blood could be from a number of locations in your respiratory tract (lungs, nose, sinuses etc). Because of the fact that you are wheezing, it is really important that you get medical attention. You may not be exchanging air as well. ...Read more

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


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Productive Cough (Definition)

cough which ...Read more