Cold and coughing up blood - Doctor answers

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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. He's ok. Did x-ray& nose swab?

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. He's 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

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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My 1 year old has a cold. But he's coughing up blood.

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

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What does it mean when you have a cold and cough up phelm with blood in it?

What does it mean when you have a cold and cough up phelm with blood in it?

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

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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?

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?

Exam and chest xray: You should be examined for severe bronchitis or possible pneumonia. Never ignore bloody expectoration. A chest film and antibiotics are a logical suggestion. Stop smoking! ...Read more

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Had a cough for a few months and I just started coughing up blood. What is wrong with me?

Had a cough for a few months and I just started coughing up blood. What is wrong with me?

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

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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?

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

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What does it mean if you have a nasty cough and keep coughing up blood?

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 more

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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?

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

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Right side of chest and shoulder hurts, coughing up blood, headace, and cough that won't go away. Heeelp?

Right side of chest and shoulder hurts, coughing up blood, headace, and cough that won't go away. Heeelp?

See below: Go. See your physician. There are numerous pulmonary problems it the differential diagnosis with your symptoms. A thorough history and physical exam is necessary. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Get it checked: Unusual set of symptoms at your age. I would recommend seeing a Physician to determine the cause. You need a through evaluation especially with the history of coughing up blood ...Read more

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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 more

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Hi doctor, Is coughing up blood a sysptom of hairline fractured ribs Not like big amounts just on flemmy cough (green thick)?

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

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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 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?

See your doctor.: Coughing up blood is never normal. It deserves an evaluation to sort out what is going on. See your doctor soon. Do not delay. Good luck ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I was dignosed with PEs about 9 months ago. I've had a cold the last week and have started coughing up blood again. I'm still on xarelto. Should I be co?

I was dignosed with PEs about 9 months ago. I've had a cold the last week and have started coughing up blood again. I'm 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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Had a bad cold for about 8 days. Past few days it's got worse and im coughing up blood and green/grey mucus and there's blood in my snot. What's wrong?

Coughing: You have a post nasal drip.The mucus is eroding the blood vessels in the nose causing the mucus to be blood tinged. If after another couple of days you are no better consult your physician because you probably have sinusitis from where the post nasal drip is coming from. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Coughing Blood (Definition)

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