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Why do I have bloody phlegm when i wake up? I have a sore throat, some headache and body ache?

Why do I have bloody phlegm when i wake up? I have a sore throat, some headache and body ache?

See your doctor: If your symptoms have been this persistent, you need to see your doctor. He/she will listen to you, do an examination, and possibly run some tests to see what's wrong. ...Read more

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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Slight sore throat , had migranes but passed. No frequent coughs but hocked bloody brown phlegm, no fever, non smoker, age 23.Feeling ok, need to worry?

Slight sore throat , had migranes but passed. No frequent coughs but hocked bloody brown phlegm, no fever, non smoker, age 23.Feeling ok, need to worry?

Probably ok: Probably from the sore throat. This is probably more common that we think it is since most people don't cough this stuff out. As long as your breathing is ok and it does not recur then i wouldn't worry. ...Read more

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For the past 2 days I've been hacking up bloody phlegm, no cough just a sore throat and wisdom teeth coming in. Do I require medical care?

For the past 2 days I've been hacking up bloody phlegm, no cough just a sore throat and wisdom teeth coming in. Do I require medical care?

Bloody phlegm: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. It is likely you will be referred as soon as possible to a Dentist. Hope all goes well. Do not delay! ...Read more

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I have dark yellow bloody phlegm, no fever, chills, sore all over and no sore throat. I had negative flu and strep tests. What could it be?

I have dark yellow bloody phlegm, no fever, chills, sore all over and no sore throat. I had negative flu and strep tests. What could it be?

Bacterial/viral: You need a chest xray, medical examination and aggressive antibiotic therapy: bloody, colored phlegm is always worrisome-please see a physician-ASAP. ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat, only at night , the last few days, no cough. I have also been spitting up thick, very bloody, dark yellow phlegm repeatedly.

A Little Experiment: Why don't you try the following: go to the nearest ER or Urgent Care, walk in and say to the nurse: " I have been spitting up thick, very bloody, dark yellow phlegm repeatedly. " and see what happens. Go ahead, I suggest you try it right now. Thank you. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. William Culviner
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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more