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Coughing Blood Clots
Hello doctor, my brother is 36 and he had fever, cough, for past one week. For last2 days morning only he is coughing blood clot like 2-3 spoons.
He needs to see hi d: He needs to be seen by his 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
My mom has a blood clot in her jugular vein& is coughing up blood & blood clots. The Dr is saying that a clot in that vein is not serious is that true?
Coughing for 2 days. I also have fever and headache but this morning I coughed out blood clot. My heart feels weaker. I am wondering what it is.
CT had 1.6cm & two 7mm ground glass nodules in lungs after 6 mo of cough & chest pain. Had blood clots in lungs 2x. Ex smoker. Could it be cancer?
Absolutely possible: The only way to get a definitive diagnosis is to get a biopsy and look at the tissue under the microscope. If it is in a single lobe it may be best to remove the whole lobe. Speak to iour local pulmonologist and your thoracic surgeon ASAP. ...Read more
Hi! I'm having what I assume is a bout of Bronchitis, it's been about 4 weeks, at first I was coughing up bloody phlegm and it seemed sometimes as if I was coughing up a blood clot covered in phlegm, with a very solid consistency. It tastes like rotting
Coughed up a small blood clot. I have some pressure on my chest. No other symproms. I started coughing then suddenly it came out.
Cough/clot: If you cough hard enough you might burst a small blood vessel, have a little bleeding, and then it stops. It does not mean that you are dying of consumption (what they called tuberculosis in the past). You don't sound terribly sick but if things seem to be getting worse or people are giving you dirty looks see a doc. ...Read more
My cough is bad from asthma I switched inhalers I think that's why its bad again could astma lead to worse stuff like cancer or blood clots?
Aspergillosis. My blood clots in seconds, always cough up white furry puss sacs, very sick, run down. Worked in old nasty barn for months. 6 mo. Ago
My 5 year old has strep throat and has had 2 blood clots come up out of throat. Could this be associated with the throat infection? He did not cough t
I m abpa patient. Today i hv normal routine light cough then I see a blood clot with sputum. Then three times I cough and again see blood with sputum?
Could be infection.:
Abpa is usually treate dwith steroids. When on long period the steroids may lower resistence to immune system. I would inform your primary lung doc and ask for appointment. Not sure of your disease progression and work up so far. May need cxr or cat scan as well. Some pt require a bronchoscopy as well.
A pulmonay embolism is always a possibility as well. Need follow up with your doc. ...Read more
Diagnosed with bronchitis, Have all the symptoms chest pains, mucus but no cough. Could it be something else? Blood clot?
My 65 year old mother coughed up 2 small snot size blood clots. That was 6 hours ago. Nothing since. Should we be worried?
Bleeding: All bleeding should be investigated. Call her physician and report the incident. ...Read more
Why do I keep blowing small blood clots out of my nose as well as coughing up grey, sticky phlegm?
Unknown: You need to be examined and worked up carefully for recurrent clots. ...Read more
I've had a cough for 4 days now, and chest tightness. No fever. Could I have a blood clot in my lung? How do you get a blood clot?
Cough: If you had a blood clot in your lungs (a pulmonary embolism) you would be one sick cookie and would not be typing me over the net. That is a potentially mortal condition and your doc would have you hospitalized and on anticoagulant therapy. 400 spaces is not nearly enough but you probably just have a bad cold or even a chest infection. Speak to your doc. ...Read more
Can an elderly with copd, pulmonary hypertension, blood clot in leg take cough syrup for her cough?
Yes: Yes, if your doctor prescribed it for you. He/she already factored in all of your problems and medications you are currently on with any new medication recommended. ...Read more
I have asthma, coughing violenly started couhing up small blood clots. No nasal bleeding. The ent, told me that I had two erosions on my larynx.?
I have pain on my breast bone and can't figure out why. Hx of blood clots and artery spasms in heart. What can this be from no trauma or coughing?
Heart pains: Maybe so called Syndrome X in women. Discuss with your Drs. ...Read more
On my second day of an extracted tooth (back molar) I need to cough, I have back up mucus in my throat. Is it safe? afraid to blood clot will fall out.
Safe to cough:
A normally formed blood clot will not fall out due to coughing.
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Coughing up&blowing out thick yellow mucus for past week&in last 2days blowing out small blood clots, sinus pain in neck to ear&pregnant. What to do?
"Blocked Pipes": Blood contains proteins which cause the blood to congeal when outside of blood vessels. This can be life-saving following trauma but can be life-threatening if the clotting mechanism is activated inside a blood vessel, leading to the obstruction of flow to the brain (stroke), heart muscles (mi), or lungs (pulmonary emboli), to name a few. Rx hinges on opening the blockage asap+/-blood thinners. ...Read more
Blood clot removal: Blood clots in general are removed naturally from the body. The body has a system of clotting as well as a system to prevent too much clotting. Whenever a clot is formed in the body over time the body will naturally reabsorb it. Sometimes doctors give medication to prevent the blood from being able to clot easily. ...Read more
I trust you mean clots forming in blood vessels, called thrombi. Alteration in or more the following three things causes thrombus formation. 1. Alteration in blood flow, 2. Damage to the lining of blood vessel, called endothelium and 3. Increased coagulability of blood. The reference below provided professional explanation.
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMra0801082 ...Read more
I assume that you mean to ask if it is normal to develop blood clots when taking oral contraceptive pills (ocp).
The risk of developing blood clots (deep vein thrombosis, coronary artery thrombosis) is slightly increased in persosn taking ocp, however, this is not normal. The risks are particularly increased in patients with acquired or genetic clotting tendencies. ...Read more
Prescription medicin: Blood clots are dangerous and a physician should be seen immediately. If the clot is in the leg a doppler test can confirm it and a physician will prescribe meds to thin the blood and help prevent it from going to the lungs. Initially you should not be active because you do not want to dislodge it and cause it to travel in your bloodstream. Blood thinners will be taken for at least 3 months. ...Read more
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