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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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Why would there be blood in my phlegm with strep throat?

Why would there be blood in my phlegm with strep throat?

Seek consult: Blood in your throat is never normal. Get an ent. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Influenza: It may be influenza or a flu-like illness, but coughing up blood is disturbing. If this does not stop in next several days or you have fever, shortness of breath or other new symptoms you should go and get seen by a doctor and evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can bringing up heaps of phlegm make your throat scratch and cause bright blood in phlegm?

Can bringing up heaps of phlegm make your throat scratch and cause bright blood in phlegm?

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

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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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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.

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.

Sounds like: Your allergies are acting up causing postnatal drainage and bad itching. Hence clearing of your throat and irritating your mucosa then occasional blood streaks. Get some OTC allergy meds and nasal spray like nasacort (triamcinolone) AQ or fluticasone. Use as directed. ...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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What can I do for this pain in throat + dark yellow phlegm w/ blood?

What can I do for this pain in throat + dark yellow phlegm w/ blood?

Doctor time: You describe enough serious stuff going on that warrants a medical exam by a doctor. See a doctor. ...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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Could a throat infection cause you to have blood in your phlegm?

Could a throat infection cause you to have blood in your phlegm?

Unusual: This can conceivably occur, but would very strongly recommend that you be seen by a doctor asap. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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.?

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

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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?

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

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I have had fever for 2 days. I have cough then blood in the phlegm. The phlegm was just like streaks. My throat hurts.

I have had fever for 2 days. I have cough then blood in the phlegm. The phlegm was just like streaks. My throat hurts.

Please get eval: Blood in the sputum (hemoptysis) needs an immediate evaluation. It may just be from a ruptured blood vessel in your throat, but it could be a more serious infection or other problem. Get seen today. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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My Uncle is experiencing pain when swallowing and cough (quality: blood in phlegm). The following also describes him: Spots on throat. What shoul...

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

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Sore throat coughing up phlegm and blood?

Sore throat coughing up phlegm and blood?

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

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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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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 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?

Do not hold it: Do not hold your sneeze it could cause damages inside so sneeze freely use saline nasal spray to dry it up and OTC medication for sinuses and stay well hydrated ...Read more

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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?

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?

Needs an antibiotic: You are describing a bacterial infection with hoarseness. Important to rest your voice. Should see an MD because you probably need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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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, ?

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, ?

"Hemoptysis": In phlegm ("hemoptysis") should be evaluated! Most common cause with the rest of your symptoms is acute BRONCHITIS. See your Primary Care Provider for evaluation and treatment!

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