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U have a chest infection. Im am coughing up blood and very dark phlem?

U have a chest infection. Im am coughing up blood and very dark phlem?

Possible pneumonia: You may have pneumonis with blood and dark phlegm. You need a chest x-ray. Other causes include severe bronchitis esp when smoking and pulmonary malignancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I have a chest infection and this morning woke up coughing up blood am worried can u give me some advice please?

I have a chest infection and this morning woke up coughing up blood am worried can u give me some advice please?

See a doctor now.: You should see a doctor right away. Coughing up blood can be the sign of a serious problem and should be evaluated now. ...Read more

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Really coughing up phlegm and blood. Is it a chest infection or bronchitis?

Really coughing up phlegm and blood. Is it a chest infection or bronchitis?

Seek medical care: This could be due to various causes, many of which may need immediate attention. I would seek medical care right away and get an evaluation and workup started. Best not to delay. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood in phlegm every morning , no chest infection?

What to do if I have blood in phlegm every morning , no chest infection?

M.D. visit: Please see a health clinic or your physician. They will check your lungs, obtain a chest radiograph and test your for TB and Cancer of the lungs. If you are producing phlegm this can be sent to the lab for testing. ...Read more

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What to do if I had blood tests 2 weeks ago as What to do if I had a chest infection?

What to do if I had blood tests 2 weeks ago as What to do if I had a chest infection?

Unclear question: What blood test did you have and what type of chest infection? What were the results of your blood tests? Do you have fever, cough, sputum production, shortness of breath? It may be prudent to see your doctor in-person. ...Read more

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Can a doctor tell if I have a chest infection just by a blood test and auscillation?Thanks

Can a doctor tell if I have a chest infection just by a blood test and auscillation?Thanks

Doctor's skills: In the ideal world-a doctor should be able to diagnose your medical problems with ease. Talking to the patient, I've found, is extremely helpful in formulating the diagnosis. Then, physical examination is used to 'back up' what's suspected from the history. Finally lab testing (a blood draw, X-ray, etc) confirms the disease under consideration. The therapy follows naturally from that. Ask MD if Qs ...Read more

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Doctor said I had chest infection n before that for weeks I had blood in sputum daily now I dun see blood anymore. Am I healing, ? But still have sob

Doctor said I had chest infection n before that for weeks I had blood in sputum daily now I dun see blood anymore. Am I healing, ? But still have sob

Bloody Sputum: I am not a fan of blood in sputum. Do you smoke? Are you dropping weight? How old are you? It could be an infection or it could be worse. It needs to be investigated further. Could be a simple bleeding sinus or it could be worse. I would check back with a doctor to find out what is going on. The blood and shortness of breath bother me...Check it out. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Coughing Blood (Definition)

Coughing blood is where blood comes into a person's mouth, either from his lungs or ...Read more