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Cold And Coughing Up Blood
Need more info: My recommendation would be to see a doctor asap since coughing up blood never has a benign cause. On the other hand it would be helpful to know how long you have been ill, to whom you were exposed, whether you smoke, have fever, chills, nausea, shortness of breath, etc. Make a list of everything and take it with you to the doctor. ...Read more
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
From the sinus: Some individuals can have a bloody nasal discharge from a sinus infection, if some of it is swallowed it may be coughed up too. If the symptom persists, use a saline sinus wash. ...Read more
Tight sore chest. Coughing up strips of light red blood. Got a cough and temputure and sore throat. Feel shivery and cold.
Go to ER: Congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and now feel like fluid build up with coughing up blood-- suggests exacerbation of CHF and possible added pneumonia. Coughing up blood is related to all above and added effect of blood thinner that you are probably taking. Need to be seen urgently for direct care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
White mucus: This coughing up of white mucus along with hoarseness is typical of laryngopharangeal reflux. The mucus actually emanates from the base of your throat and not from the back of the nose or the windpipe. This is difficult to eradicate. Getting a headache from forceful coughing may not have a serious cause unless frequent headaches occur other times also. An otolaryngologist is best to evaluate you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes. Vigorous coughing can break small blood vessels and cause those symptoms. However, coughing up blood should always be evaluated by an MD. ...Read more
I have been sneezing and coughing and head stopped up and now im coughing up mucus with some blood in it. Can a cold cause this?
Or....: secondary infection on top of previous one. cannot say in your particular case, but generally, mild viral infections have mild symptoms. HOwever, they frequently cause irritation, breaks in the mucous linings, and predispose to have whatever germs that are there to grow, possibly invade, and cause a second (bacterial) infection that is helped by antibiotics. ...Read more
Possibly: A bacterial infection is also possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Coughing up mucus with traces of blood. Swollen tonsils and throat. Is the blood likely just due to coughing breaking the blood vessels in throat?
Yes: Excessive pressure from coughing can break capillaries and cause small amount of blood to appear in the mucus. Take a probiotic (Megafood Megaflora Plus brand), zinc 50 mg/day (NOW is a good brand), Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand) or sunshine for 30-45 minutes at noon daily to get over the the infection faster. Throat coat liquorice tea (consume several times/day) also helps to reduce pain. ...Read more
Constantly coughing yellow mucus with a little blood for over 2 and a half weeks. I also wake up with stuffy nose and with more phlegm to cough out.
Hmm: Probably not, but could be. You should have both looked at! ...Read more
Blood when blowing nose and spitting up little blood and pink in morning could that be from post nasal drip from nose?
See doctor...: Coughing up blood is called hemoptysis. The most common cause of hemoptysis is bronchitis but there are many other causes, including malignancy. You need to see a doctor so you can be properly evaluated and treated. It is important to know what other symptoms you are having. If you smoke, you need to quit today. ...Read more
Been fighting a cold with fevers of 101-102. Chest congestion lots of coughing and bringing up yellow phlegm. Today theres a rumble is this pneumonia?
Need Treatment: Consul your doctor. Take biaxin 500 mg twice daily for 2 weeks. Phenergan (promethazine) dm cough syrup, one teaspoonful 3 times a day till the cough goes away. Allegra 180 mg one tablet at night for 3 weeks. Continue with your present medication for bp. For constipation, take 4 tablets ( all 4 at once) at night and you will have good bm next morning. ...Read more
Took my baby to h.Has a cold. But coughing up blood.1stn2nd time was just a bit. 3rd time had clots. They say don't worry.Hes ok. Did x-ray& nose swab?
Go back: Sounds like things have changed/gotten worse since your first visit. This would be an indication to return for a re-evaluation. I tell parents to trust their instincts and if they feel something is wrong, then they need to follow up on that instinct. Good luck. ...Read more
See a pediatrician: And do this immediately. In the alternative take your baby to an er in a facility that has a pediatric department. Hopefully this will prove to be a minor problem, but coughing up blood is so abnormal that you want to be sure that nothing serious is in progress and only a professional can tell. Please go asap and i hope everything turns out well. ...Read more
Serious symptom: If you are forty and have been a smoker of ten to twenty pack years and you don't have acute bacterial bronchitis and you know you coughed it up and are not blowing it out of your nose, you should get a chest x-ray. If there is any suggestion of lung cancer on chest x-ray you should get a ct chest and a bronchoscopy, if you have a bacterial bronchitis and you cough up blood 2 or 3 times and you. ...Read more
I am getting over my cold. But i still have this bad cough. Hurts my lower back and side, coughing up.Blood, and mucus stuck in my chest. Earache too ?
See your doctor: Having recurring illness is troubling. In order to achieve a specific and correct doagnosis with symptoms like this, you'll need to visit your doctor. Only after a face-to-face evaluation will he/she be able to properly diagnose and treat you. ...Read more
I have a cough for about 3 days but today i woke up coughing blood should I go to er? Or what should I do?
Blood?: Check with your lung doc asap. Less expensive than er and better knowledge about coughing up blood. Do not ignore this blood. ...Read more
Need doctor ASAP!: Coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is a symptom that always requires an evaluation by a doctor. Hemoptysis can be due to bronchitis but it can also be a sign of malignancy so you need to be evaluated by a doctor today! if you are short of breath, go to the er! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coughing blood started roughly two hours ago without nasty consistent cough prior to it.... Shortness of breath began 2 weeks ago....
Hemoptysis: Or coughing up blood is a steel riots issue. Would recommend evaluation asap. ...Read more
Hi I have just been coughing up blood and i don't know why? What should I do I haven't been coughing or straining to cough what's wrong ?
See your Dr. ASAP: Coughing up blood is not to be taken lightly. It can indicate bleeding from the airway and requires immediate attention. Do not wait to get this looked at. ...Read more
I have pain in my left arm when I cough. Only started today but I have been coughing up blood for 6 weeks?
Hemoptysis: That is the medical term for coughing up blood. The pain in your arm is of no concern. But you must see a doctor about your hemoptysis. You will need a chest X-ray and possibly a CAT scan of your chest. ...Read more
Right side of chest and shoulder hurts, coughing up blood, headace, and cough that won't go away. Heeelp?
When I cough even once I'll get dizzy. I've had a history of vertigo and have been coughing up blood and was wondering if either of them were related?
my brother is 36 and and he had fever, cough, for past one week. For last2 days morning only he is coughing blood clot like 2-3 spoons .
Coughing up blood every so often for a year ive seen a polymanologist and they through it was phenomia when i cough when i feel blood lower throat?
Re-evaluation: If you are still coughing up blood, you need to be re-evaluated. ...Read more
Hi doctor, Is coughing up blood a sysptom of hairline fractured ribs
Not like big amounts just on flemmy cough (green thick)?
No: Coughing up blood can be a sign of infection or pulmonary embolus or heart valve condition. If severely short of breath or chest pain or lightheaded go to emergency room. Otherwise see primary care doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment this is a serious symptom needs a evaluation ...Read more
When i breath in or out i taste blood in my mouth but there isn't any, and when i cough i feel like i'm coughing up blood but i'm not. Why is that?
Puzzler: If you taste blood but there is none, perhaps you are experiencing a metallic taste, which many describe blood to taste like. If so, think about medications being taken, many cause this, and there are medical conditions that can mimic this as well. It is beyond an internet diagnosis, and i suggest you see your physician soon to sort it out. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I can feel a lump in my throat when I lift my head, there's also a bit of pain involved when I do that. I also started coughing blood when I cough fro?
I've been sick for a few days with headache and sore throat with pain and cough. Today I was coughing blood. Should it worry me? Is it contagious?
See a doctor: Coughing up blood can be non-serious (blood from dried out nasal passages) or it can be serious (bacterial infection in the lungs, cancer). I would get seen by a doctor, possibly get a chest x-ray and treatment for whatever the underlying cause might be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was dignosed with PEs about 9 months ago. Ive had a cold the last week and have started coughing up blood again. im still on xarelto. should i be co?
Blood in sputum: Xeralto thins your blood and as such what may usually be minimal blood will be more because it takes longer to stop. With strong coughing small blood vessels can break and with a blood thinner bleed more making sputum look bloody. Call your MD or covering MD now and ask what is the best to do. Do not stop the med without telling the MD. Take med. to surpress your cough now as well. ...Read more
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