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What are possible causes for coughing/spitting up blood? Sinus pressure/headache when coughing.

What are possible causes for coughing/spitting up blood? Sinus pressure/headache when coughing.

Given : Given your symptoms, sinusitis may be the culprit. There are many causes for coughing up blood--from simple and easy to complex and concerning. It can be from the nose, mouth, throat, lungs/bronchi, and esophagus. The most common cause can be bronchitis or pneumonia. If this is persistent, you should go to the doctor. It is hard to judge without more info: age, smoker, fever, difficulty breathing, throat pain, etc. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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My boyfriend had had a cough a spitting up blood for about 3 months niw ge gas sharp pains in his stomach an is losing weight....

My boyfriend had had a cough a spitting up blood for about 3 months niw ge gas sharp pains in his stomach an is losing weight....

See doctor!: Your boyfriend needs to see a doctor for a thorough assessment of this problem and his overall health. Coughing up blood is never something to disregard. Please encourage him to see his doctor as soon as he possibly can. ...Read more

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Stage 4 nsclc adenocarcinoma metatasized 0 months now coughing and spitting up blood, requiring immediate blood transfusion. Why?

Stage 4 nsclc adenocarcinoma metatasized 0 months now coughing and spitting up blood, requiring immediate blood transfusion. Why?

Progression of dz: I am very concerned with the symptoms. That indicates perhaps now the disease has progressed more-especially with presence of significant anemia. There is a possibility that now the cancer has gone to the bone marrow and supress normal blood production. The cancer in the lung may have gotten bigger that's explaining presence of cough/spitting blood. Need treatment ( chemo and radiation th) d/w md. ...Read more

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Stage 4 nsclc adenocarcinoma metatasized 10 months now coughing and spitting up blood, requiring immediate blood transfusion. Why?

Stage 4 nsclc adenocarcinoma metatasized 10 months now coughing and spitting up blood, requiring immediate blood transfusion. Why?

Natural course of dz: I am very concerned with the symptoms. That indicates perhaps now the disease has progressed more-especially with presence of significant anemia. There is a possibility that now the cancer has gone to the bone marrow and supress normal blood production. The cancer in the lung may have gotten bigger that's explaining presence of cough/spitting blood. Need treatment ( chemo and radiation th) d/w md. ...Read more

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Last 2 weeks i have had a horrible cough with blood spit up,sometimes. I feel very weak and can never catch my breath. Any suggestions?

Last 2 weeks i have had a horrible cough with blood spit up,sometimes. I feel very weak and can never catch my breath. Any suggestions?

Need to be seen: These are concerning symptoms that require an urgent medical evaluation to rule out infection, malignancy and other potential lung problems. Call your doctor to schedule an urgent visit or proceed to the ER. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Whats gastroesophageal reflux disease? Is a cough, sore throat, spitting up little blood (not sure if still doing it) and burping a lot symptoms?

Whats gastroesophageal reflux disease? Is a cough, sore throat, spitting up little blood (not sure if still doing it) and burping a lot  symptoms?

Reflux: All the symptoms you mentioned can be caused by ger. In ger! , acid from your stomach can backflow to your lungs to cause a cough and bloody mucusas well as causinf a sore throat. ...Read more

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I keep spitting/ coughing up some blood & I get loads of build up mucus in my throat which I can only put it down to bronchiectasis, will I be ok?

I keep spitting/ coughing up some blood & I get loads of build up mucus in my throat which I can only put it down to bronchiectasis, will I be ok?

See a doctor: Bronchiectasis is not a usual finding in your age group. It would be better to see a doctor and get the appropriate imaging study such as chest X-ray or CT to determine what is really happening. Then get it treated ...Read more

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My boyfriend is having a dry cough and now his spit comes out with blood ?

My boyfriend is having a dry cough and now his spit comes out with blood ?

Hemoptysis...: Coughing up blood is called hemoptysis. This always needs to be evaluated by a doctor. The most common cause is bronchitis but malignancy needs to be ruled out. If he is short of breath, he needs to go to the er today. If not, he can see his family doctor asap. Once a diagnosis is made, treatment can be given. ...Read more

Spitting Up (Definition)

Spitting up is normal for babies, and is usually nothing to worry about. Excessive spitting, however, can be ...Read more