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Blood In The Sputum In The Morning
Joseph is a healthy 9 year old.He coughed up specks of blood in his sputum first thing this morning. What is the cause?
See Your Doctor: 9 yr old, "coughed specks blood this morning". It is important to determine if the blood was actually from the lungs vs. upper respiratory tract. There is no other data given however sinus congestion/throat clearing over night can result in cough & can produce flecks of blood. It is important to have your child checked to make this determination. See your doctor for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DOCTORS!! I am not having fever but i am coughing up blood with sputum only in morning! I have been getting wet in rains , have cold since 3 weeks?
Small amount of Blood in sputum (no cough)in MORNING for 5 days!?? Throat is DRY. Ongoing Chest issues 1 month prior-Chest X-ray & Blood test normal.
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
I get blood in my sputum when i clear my throat specially in the morning. Its been like this for 2 weeks now. There are no other symptoms like cough.
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?
Foul smelling sputum. Some blood streaks saliva in morning 1month+. What tests should I ask for after ct scan was clear? chest pain after sugar (mild)
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.
Symptoms started 8 days ago. Sore throat, on/off. No fever. Coughing up yellow-green phlegm esp. In the mornings. Recently, blood in sputum. See doc?
What could be the reason for throat feeling like its burning and some blood in sputnum in morning when wake?
Talk to your doctor: Blood in sputum is never normal. Depending on the patient's age, health and lung condition(s), it can be something that needs an immediate full-scale evaluation or a brief time to see if it comes back. Let your doctor know what you are seeing and whether there are other symptoms such as fever, weight loss, shortness of breath or other new problems. Good luck! ...Read more
Monitor closely!: Blood in sputum is usually due to a respiratory infection, with blood coming from superficial blood vessels traumatized by coughing, and should resolve as one recovers. However, other causes exist and the amount of blood expelled, and for how long, needs to be monitored closely. If it frank blood, instead of blood tinged sputum, or ever more than a tablespoon, please call your doctor immediately. ...Read more
Yes: Except for the transient coughing of blood with a chest cold, this is always a danger sign. Your physician knows what to do. ...Read more
I have coughed up blood and sputum earlier and they subsided. What are the drugs I could start using?
Need diagnosis...: Coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is a serious symptom that always needs to be evaluated by a doctor. The most common cause is bronchitis but malignancy must be ruled out. There are other serious disorders that result in hemoptysis so see your doctor asap so the proper diagnosis can be made and treatment rendered. ...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
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