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Bright Red Blood In Phlegm
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
When bringing up phlegm there is sometimes bright red blood in it, especially in the mornings. Chest xray shows no reasons for this. ?
Hemoptysis: Hi, a forceful cough can rupture small blood vessels and cause hemoptysis (blood in sputum), so the most common cause is a Bronchitis (therefore X-ray would be normal), other causes Bronchiectasis (a chronic dilatation of small airways leading to infection), Pneumonia, Tuberculosis and cancer. If your X-ray is normal then Allergy, Bronchitis, bleeding from ur gum could be the reasons. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Suffering with hartburn tonight, I'm on lansoprozl as and when, I just however coughed up some bright red blood mixed with phlem. Should I worry?
Thick dark blood in phlegm, no cough. Occasionally fresh red strip blood in phlegm, since Nov'13. Recently started to feel difficult in breathing ?
My two boys have RSV and now i seem congested and my phlegm i spit up is clear with blood tinged red could this be related?
Maybe,maybe not: Adults get RSV rather often but seldom have any lower airway problems like small babies.Their immune system has built up some resistance to the germ over time and an infection limited to the nose & throat are common. This may certainly make you have increased secretions but should not make them blood tinged. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Spec of blood in phlegm, just one tiny spec, my spit isn't red or brown.And i cleared my throat to make sure there isn't more, there's not, what is that?
Might be nothing: But it shoukd br checked.Get a more detailed answer ›
Coughing for almost 4 mnths, taste of blood in my flem and colour of red. Scratchy troate, tight airway, what could it be?
Had dental surgery to remove upper canine tooth. surgery itself is healing well 6 days after still have thick/red blood with phlem in my throat. ?
I've had a very sore throat for the past 3 days and have been spitting up phlem, but half the time there's blood or red/brown flakes. Is that serious?
Epistaxis: Have it checked anyway to make sure. By your symptoms you have upper respiratory infection or inflammation. The mucous dries up the superficial vessels from the kisselbach's plexus to the back of the throat, they pop and get mixed with the secretions especially in the morning. It still could be from the lungs although less likely. It is best to see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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