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Why does my chronic bronchitis make me cough up blood?

Why does my chronic bronchitis make me cough up blood?

Bronchitis: Hello, sometimes excessive amount of coughing can give you a little bit of blood streaking. But either way if you are coughing up blood, I would take that very seriously. And go see a doctor to get a chest x-ray done at least. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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I am coughing blood and it is hard to breathe... i think its bronchitis, but i have never coughed blood before?

I am coughing blood and it is hard to breathe... i think its bronchitis, but i have never coughed blood before?

See a Dr right away: There are some things in life that can wait - sprains, strains, constipation.l - however difficulty breathing is NOT one of them. If you have pneumonia, asthma, TB or anything else that is making it difficult to breathe you should treat that as your #1 priority! 3 most important things are your ABCs (abacavir) (airway, breathing and circulation!). Get well soon! ...Read more

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Is coughing up blood a sign of a bronchitis infection?

Is coughing up blood a sign of a bronchitis infection?

It can be, but…: it can also be a sign of other things, in addition, and should be worked up by your physician. I would schedule an office appointment, and be alert for any other symptoms which may occur in the meantime. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are coughing up blood and night sweats signs of bronchitis infection?

Are coughing up blood and night sweats signs of bronchitis infection?

Bronchitis: Possible sign of bronchitis, but if coughing up blood frequently then you need an evaluation ASAP. You might need a chest x-ray and have someone listen to your chest. ...Read more

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Coughing up blood every morning and now sometimes at night but it always stops. What could cause this I don't have broncitis doc said?

Coughing up blood every morning and now sometimes at night but it always stops. What could cause this I don't have broncitis doc said?

Hemoptysis: You may have posterior nose bleeds or biting your cheeks while asleep. You will need a good head and neck exam by an ENT to find the source of bleeding. In the mean time, keep air moist and warm in your bedroom to minimize drying of nasal mucosa that then cracks and bleeds. ...Read more

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I am coughing up bllod was told busted blood vessal is it normal to still be coughing up blood went to hospital also hospital said it was broncites and busted a blood vessal coughing so hard

I am coughing up bllod was told busted blood vessal is it normal to still be coughing up blood went to hospital also hospital said it was broncites and busted a blood vessal coughing so hard

Coughing : Coughing up blood is worrisome. Amount of blood in phlegm is important to know. If you are loosing weight, have lack of energy or appetite and have smoked 1st or 2nd hand smoke you will need to take it very seriously. Although acute or chronic bronchitis may make you prone to have a few streaks of blood but if you are having more than streaks of blood you need ct scan of chest to make sure that there is no other cause besides just a bronchitis. Other causes of coughing up blood include but are not limited to are lung cancer/ tuberculosis/ pneumonia/blood clotting disorders etc. You should discuss with your primary care physician asap in detail and proceed from there. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Coughing Blood (Definition)

Hematemesis = vomiting blood. Hemoptysis = coughing up ...Read more