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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 recently had fever, cold and sore throat all at once. Then I started coughing a bit hard and coughed up blood every morning. Is this normal?

I recently had fever, cold and sore throat all at once. Then I started coughing a bit hard and coughed up blood every morning. Is this normal?

Cold: The blood may be coming from your congested nose or from irritation of your bronchial tree.Try using salt water nose drops. If no relief in a few days, see your doctor ...Read more

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I have been coughing up blood with phlegm every morning and is normal through out the day. I have sinusitis and cold infection now. What's happening?

I have been coughing up blood with phlegm every morning and is normal through out the day. I have sinusitis  and cold infection now. What's happening?

Hemoptysis...: Coughing up blood, called hemoptysis, is a symptom that always needs to be evaluated by a doctor. The most common cause is acute bronchitis, an infection of the airways. This is easily treated once the etiology of the infection is determined. However, malignancy can also cause hemoptysis so your doctor needs to rule this out, especially in a smoker. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Coughed up blood in my mucus this morning. Is this serious?

Coughed up blood in my mucus this morning. Is this serious?

Blood in sputum: At your age no. If it persists or increases in frequency, duration, or severity then check it out. ...Read more

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I coughed up blood in my phlegm. This morning, is this urgent, or can I wait until my next visit in a month?

I coughed up blood in my phlegm. This morning, is this urgent, or can I wait until my next visit in a month?

Depends on the: amount. If it is a small amount and does not recur, you can probably wait until your next visit. If it is a large amount, or if it persists, notify your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Coughed up blood after waking up this morning, should I still see a doctor?

Coughed up blood after waking up this morning, should I still see a doctor?

Frank blood? - yes: Tinged mucous - not necessarily. Per Mayo Clinic, possible reasons for coughing blood include: chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, cystic Fibrosis, pneumonia, abscess of lung, emphysema,pulmonary embolism, chest trauma, parasitic infections. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/coughing-up-blood/basics/causes/sym-20050 ...Read more

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Hello doctors! Can sinusitis cause hemoptysis in throat? Why am i coughing up blood with phlegm only in morning?

Hello doctors! Can sinusitis cause hemoptysis in throat? Why am i coughing up blood with phlegm only in morning?

Hemoptysis: I wouldn't blame blood you are coughing up in the morning on your sinuses. this maybe a very different problem and you should have your throat checked by your primary care MD. ...Read more

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Cough with blood, once in the morning?

Need to see a doctor: Although this may be the result of sinusitis or some other simple infection, you should see a physician who may order a chest x-ray or other tests. It can be an infection in the lungs such as tuberculosis, or it can be some tissue bleeding that needs attention. ...Read more