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Blood In Sputum When Coughing
Hmm: Probably not, but could be. You should have both looked at! ...Read more
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
Thick dark blood in phlegm, no cough. Occasionally fresh red strip blood in phlegm, since Nov'13. Recently started to feel difficult in breathing ?
Coughing up mucus with traces of blood. Swollen tonsils and throat. Is the blood likely just due to coughing breaking the blood vessels in throat?
Yes: Excessive pressure from coughing can break capillaries and cause small amount of blood to appear in the mucus. Take a probiotic (Megafood Megaflora Plus brand), zinc 50 mg/day (NOW is a good brand), Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand) or sunshine for 30-45 minutes at noon daily to get over the the infection faster. Throat coat liquorice tea (consume several times/day) also helps to reduce pain. ...Read more
Could blood that's in vomit and in sputum when i cough and sneeze be from back of the nose. No blood comes out from nostrils though?
Not likely: Get in 2 b cn by ur pcp. This is abnormal and needs evaluation. ...Read more
Hi, got wheezing sound at night nd early morning. Spirometer test normal no coughing, lots of sputum in throat.Feels blood with sputum in throat.
See your doctor: It may be due to an infection but need to rule out a more serious cause especially if you are a smoker or have had a lot of 2nd hand smoke exposure. ...Read more
White mucus: This coughing up of white mucus along with hoarseness is typical of laryngopharangeal reflux. The mucus actually emanates from the base of your throat and not from the back of the nose or the windpipe. This is difficult to eradicate. Getting a headache from forceful coughing may not have a serious cause unless frequent headaches occur other times also. An otolaryngologist is best to evaluate you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm having trouble breathing, coughing up blood and mucous, and what appears to be scabs, chest pain especially when breathing in.
Evaluation: See a doctor for evaluation. Do not delay. ...Read more
Recently suffered with a cold, the cough I have had for 7 days now. Coughing up green phlegm with blood and coughing when exhaling, pain in chest?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Follow up/more info: You should see your physician if you have sputum with blood. If it is more than a scant amount, the Emergency room can evaluate. I would suggest a TB test and a close exam of your nose. Sometimes nasal bleeding can result in blood tinged phlegm. A virtual consult appt is available. ...Read more
V.little blood stain mucus when clearing throat ONLY in the morning. Have cold and cough for 10 days now.
Well: Any type of abnormal bleeding can be from a serious cause. Consult primary care doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment or ear nose and throat Doctor ...Read more
Could blood that's in vomit and there when i cough and sneeze be from the back nasal passage? It's usual globs and streaks of red blood?
Blood in vomit BAD: You do not want to see blood in your vomit. It implies that somewhere there has been a tear in some part of your throat, esophagus or stomach. You need to see a gastroenterologist to make sure you haven't caused significant damage. I'd also like to know why you are vomiting? Is it self induced? Do you have a GI bug? ...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
Go To ER: If you are bleeding that much you need to be seen by an ent. If it is significant go to the emergency room. ...Read more
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