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Blood In Phlegm Throat
Blood in phlegm from throat and from one nostril (left) since last 8 days. And from other nostril (right)normal phlegm. No other symptoms. Reason?
Mgt: One possible cause is a sinus infection which can be treated with antibiotics. Do you have headaches or facial tenderness? ...Read more
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
Seek consult: Blood in your throat is never normal. Get an ent. ...Read more
Is this really a simple cold/ flu? Still sick after 3 days. No stuffy/ runny nose, yes coughing up phlegm/ blood, throat irritation, loss appetite.
Yes: Yes. Vigorous coughing can break small blood vessels and cause those symptoms. However, coughing up blood should always be evaluated by an MD. ...Read more
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
I noticed blood in my phlegm, now it feels like there is something stuck in my throat, what is this?
Had phlegm for last 2 months, no coughing just clearing throat of the phlegm. Green in colour, little blood streaks on 1 or 2 occasions.
I have a really sore throats and there was a reasonable amount of blood in my phlegm this morning?
Sore throats: May need antibiotics and a throats swab. Pl see GP for the same. ...Read more
Possible infection: Tough to say, could be a minor infection, . ..Viral v. Bacterial. If not better soon, get eval. ...Read more
Doctor time: You describe enough serious stuff going on that warrants a medical exam by a doctor. See a doctor. ...Read more
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?
I feel I have phlegm in the throat for 3 months, sputum occasionally, mostly in the morning. I had a blood stained sputum today, what could it be?
Unusual: This can conceivably occur, but would very strongly recommend that you be seen by a doctor asap. ...Read more
I woke up this mornings felt like there's something in my throat. I tried to cough it out & got phlegm with spec of blood. No other symptoms.
See answer: Generally, if a 28 year old person noted a spec of blood in phlegm after several coughs and had no other symptoms it's likely due to some superficial irritation in the throat area. If you have a cold and sinus congestion sinusitis could also cause this. Of course, if you continue to notice this beyond a day or two you should see your physician. ...Read more
I have constant phlegm in my throat. Whenever I clear my throat, the phlegm is thick and white and also tastes like blood / iron. Help! Its annoying.?
Postnasal drip: Mucus is normally present in our membranes but excess amounts can be produced by allergies, sinus problems, deviated nasal septum, excessively dry envirinment, irritants, certain foods, changes in temperature, etc. If the mucus is foul smelling, you may have a sinus infection requiring antibiotics. Mucinex (guaifenesin) thins out thick mucus. See an ENT specialist if necessary. ...Read more
I spit a phlegm with a very small amount of blood. Is this a serious problem or it this just a wound in my throat because of coughing hard?
Coughing blood: A cough which produces blood may come from one of two sources. It may simply be blood which drains from the nasal passages down the back of the throat or may be originating in the lungs themselves. Often associated with bronchitis or inflammation, however hirmoptysis or coughing blood should be evaluated by your physician in either case. ...Read more
I have had fever for 2 days. I have cough then blood in the phlegm. The phlegm was just like streaks. My throat hurts.
Very painful throat, hard to swallow, blood in phlegm, pain to even touch throat, and I have been puking for six days, any ideas on what this is?
See a doctor: And do this soon. This cannot be diagnosed over the internet and must be examined first. Please go soon. ...Read more
Irritating dry cough for 7weeks after cold, tickly feeling in throat, wheezing, no blood or phlegm, worse when lay down. Dr said chest clear, is it bad?
Post viral symptoms: It is common to get post viral symptoms such as you described for up to 12 weeks after s viral infection. If your chest is clear and you are not producing phlegm then it is unlikely there is significant illness. Try some steam inhalation before bedtime or taking an antihistamine. It may help alleviate the symptoms ...Read more
My Uncle is experiencing pain when swallowing and cough (quality: blood in phlegm). The following also describes him: Spots on throat. What shoul...
Mgt: I would recommend a throat exam, and possibly a culture to determine the cause. Please save a sample to show his provider. Please monitor his temperature. ...Read more
Need more info: My recommendation would be to see a doctor asap since coughing up blood never has a benign cause. On the other hand it would be helpful to know how long you have been ill, to whom you were exposed, whether you smoke, have fever, chills, nausea, shortness of breath, etc. Make a list of everything and take it with you to the doctor. ...Read more
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 a cold I tried holding my sneeze and it kinda hurt my throat but blood is in my phlegm and nose a tiny bit is this normal?
I have blood in my phlegm, following conjunctivitis, a soare back of nose and throat. I am on anti biotics and have been in bed for a week.
I have a sore throat, blood-like particles in my phlegm and I have a horse voice. The back of my throat also looks inflamed. What could it be?
Hey I have a sore throat and I have suffered from tonsillitis in the past. It has creeped up on me again and there was some blood in my phlegm, ?
I woke up and coughed up phlegm and blood. My throat felt painful and raspy. After several minutes of coughing blood and phlegm, the sputtum was clear; no blood. The pain and raspiness also disappeared. I have no sores or injuries to my mouth or throat. W
Have a physician che: You may have had a broken the capillary blood vessel in the back of your nose or throat. It would be advised to have a physician to check use to see if there's any other problems. ...Read more