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Blood In Sputum When Coughing
Suffering from cough and cold and I can see blood in my sputum. Is it due to long cough in me or there is something else. ?
Blood in sputum: If it is streaks of blood and not clots, likely from coughing irritation. If it is clot/large amount of blood(teasppon pure blood) it is significant and you should seek immediate medical attention ( TB, cancer, blood clot). If coughing > 1 week with no improvement especially if smoker, > 40 , fever, allergies,shortness of breath, asthma, need attention. Followup with doctor /urgent care ...Read more
I've got cough for the past 4 days and it's really bad. When i wake up in the morning, i notice that i've blood in my sputum. Plus i regularly smoke.
Clear sputum without cough for 6 months.sometimes greenish only at morning.4 days ago too few streaks of blood that occurs only once/day wen i wake up?
See your FamilyDoc: If you've been coughing for 6mo, it's time to see your FamilyDoc or GP. We generally don't worry too much about sputum color these days as it's not useful in determine if virus or bacteria. Cough can also be due to allergies, heartburn & medication side effects. Streaks of blood is most likely from vigorous coughing but could also suggest worse things. So go see your FamilyDoc or GP. ...Read more
Blood vessel rupture: Blood in sputum or hemoptysis in the setting of bronchiectasis is due to rupture of tiny blood vessels along the surface of the diseased bronchial tubes. Normally the amount of bleeding is minor but can be significant and require emergent care. Other causes of hemoptysis include infections, cancers and vascular diseases. ...Read more
Hello dr. This already few days to now I cough. Blood. The blood have mix a sputum n it's colour colour brown. Wht should I do,?
He have cough with blood stained sputum. The cough began yesetareday then today he got blood stained sputum, pain during cough on chast?
See a doctor ASAP: This can be a medical emergency. Needs a full detailed assessment of causes and this will usually require imaging studies (chest x-ray, ct) and examination of sputum along with full history and physical. If you can see a pulmonary specialist or an infectious diseases expert that might be best, but in any event see a professional immediately. ...Read more
I've had a bad cough for two weeks. Lots of sputum, occasionally, there is blood. Havent gone to a specialist yet - should I do it?
Yes...: The most common cause for hemoptysis, coughing blood, is bronchitis. You need to have this evaluated and treated so see your family doctor. If they cannot help you, then see a lung doctor. Coughing blood is potentially serious and definitely needs evaluation. If you are short of breath, go to the nearest ER. Best of luck to you!! ...Read more
Im just recovered from severed flu. Now im still cough but not severe as before but im noticing there's few blood mixed with the mucus/sputum. :-(?
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