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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 ›
Hi, bringing up dark yellow phlegm with bright red blood streaks, no cough, no sore throat, no blocked nose. Should I be concerned?
Bronchitis: Blood tinged mucus or sputum is often due to an infection in sinus or lungs. Many of us treat, unless bloody nose from blowing too much. Most of us will treat with antibiotics if it happens for more than 3 days. There are other causes, too, but it's a GREAT idea to get checked soon. In the meantime, avoid otc cough and cold meds, and fragrances and aerosols (which don't help, can make worse) ...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 ›
I have gallstones in the bile duct, this morning I had a bit of blood in my phlegm. It was a dark red.
Bad gallbladder: You have a bad gallbladder, a fixable problem with surgery. Gallstones have travelled out of your gallbladder and are stuck in your duct, which is dangerous and treated with scope procedure ERCP. Check in with your local surgeon or regular doctor to ge started. Coughing blood in small amount is likely not related. Be well. ...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?
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