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Chst infectn 4+ wks. Cough blood. 3x biotics + steroids. Doxycyline improved. Week since finish meds. Cough clear phlegm + small blood. What now?

Chst infectn 4+ wks.  Cough blood.  3x biotics + steroids. Doxycyline improved.  Week since finish meds.  Cough clear phlegm + small blood.  What now?

Hemoptysis....: The most common reason for coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is acute bronchitis, an infection of the airways. If you are still having hemoptysis after being treated for bronchitis, you need further work-up including a ct scan of the chest and a bronchoscopy, where a lighted scope is passed into the airways. You need to see a lung doctor asap to rule out malignancy, another cause of hemoptysis. ...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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What could be the cause of clear phlegm with tinged blood in it?

Depends: Greatly depends on what other symptoms are associated; it could be as simple as a posterior nosebleed or dry air, or as serious as tuberculosis, lung cancer, or an autoimmune disease. It requires evaluation in person with a doctor. ...Read more

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Clear chest X-ray no clots or signs but constant cough with clear or white phlegm with blood tinged sometimes is this to worry about?

Clear chest X-ray no clots or signs but constant cough with clear or white phlegm with blood tinged sometimes is this to worry about?

Sounds like: At least some form of bronchitis with inflammation of your airways, which can account for blood tinged sputum at times. Unfortunately without more history, better guidance is difficult. There could be many causes beyond a blood clot, to your symptoms. Did your doctor(s) give you an idea of what's going on and/or some treatment plan to address your symptoms? ...Read more

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Strange salty taste, dry mouth, on gravol, many other drugs. Phlegm mostly clear, blood tests mostly normal, hypothroidism. Any ideas, solutions?

Strange salty taste, dry mouth, on gravol, many other drugs. Phlegm mostly clear, blood tests mostly normal, hypothroidism. Any ideas, solutions?

Variety of causes: Salty taste is rarely a sign of a serious problem. Most common reasons are: dehydration, meds side effects, salivary glands dysfunction or sinus infection. Rec. : see your dentist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Why I keep spitting up mucus and phlegm, it had every day from 1-6 times I spitting up and it's from clear-light-dark yellow rarely some blood on it?

Why I keep spitting up mucus and phlegm, it had every day from 1-6 times I spitting up and it's from clear-light-dark yellow rarely some blood on it?

Spitting up blood: There are many reasons for your symptoms but without getting more information and talking to you and examining you I cannot help except to go to a walk in clinic if u do not have a reg doctor, some of the reasons are not good and some are no worries. See someone. Some BP MEDS cause cough. So need more info. Happy to do second opinion. ...Read more

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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 more

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Had phlegm for last 2 months, no coughing just clearing throat of the phlegm. Green in colour, little blood streaks on 1 or 2 occasions.

Had phlegm for last 2 months, no coughing just clearing throat of the phlegm. Green in colour, little blood streaks on 1 or 2 occasions.

Sounds like : Your allergies are acting up causing postnatal drainage and bad itching . Hence clearing of your throat and irritating your mucosa then occasional blood streaks . Get some OTC allergy meds and nasal spray like nasacort (triamcinolone) AQ or fluticasone . Use as directed. ...Read more

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I had PTB last 2006 and finish medication as well. 1 day i had brown blood on my phlegm, the next day its clear phlegm. I have runny nose and dry coug?

I had PTB last 2006 and finish medication as well. 1 day i had brown blood on my phlegm, the next day its clear phlegm. I have runny nose and dry coug?

Bloody phlegm: This needs to be checked by a doctor, it may be a viral illness that has caused irritation in the throat from coughing but you need to see if the TB has reemerged. ...Read more

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Blood in phlegm only in morning it goes after I've cleared my throat 2-3 times. I don't smoke an no other symptoms no cough either ?

Blood in phlegm only in morning it goes after I've cleared my throat 2-3 times. I don't smoke an no other symptoms no cough either ?

Drainage : Having a small amount of blood is normal in the winter months. Increased drainage can be irritating to the throat. You might try using a humidifier in your room. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of spitting brown phlegm in the morning? After a couple spits it's clear and doesn't do it again till morning. No blood when I blow my nose

What could be the cause of spitting brown phlegm in the morning?  After a couple spits it's clear and doesn't do it again till morning. No blood when I blow my nose

Need diagnosis: Brown phlegm is probably not from the oral cavity or from the gums. Obviously, you need a proper diagnosis. Although you say there is no nasal bleeding, i would worry more about old blood coming from the esophagus or stomach. An ENT doctor or a gastroenterologist should be consulted. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Productive Cough (Definition)

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