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Coughing Too Hard Blood
Could be....: Coughing up blood, called hemoptysis, is a symptom that always requires an evaluation by a doctor. The most likely cause is bronchitis but malignancy must be ruled out since this can also cause hemoptysis. So, see your doctor so this can be diagnosed and treated. If you smoke, your doctor can help you quit. ...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
6y son a lot bloody noses hema/onco says vessels in nose crack but he spits blood n huge clots when it bleeds no coughing what can it be?
Yes......: Coughing can result in musculoskeletal pain, including sternal pain. But, if the sternal pain is present when you're not coughing, it could be heart-related which requires an er visit. If musculoskeletal, it will improve once your cough resolves so see your doc for cough treatment. If you smoke, you need to quit asap! ...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
Is it normal to spit blood after quitting smoking? (Not coughing up blood) thinking its gums bleeding without being irritated..
You are increasing: the pressure in your entire head when you blow your nose hard or sneeze. They liken a sneeze to be like air moving at pre-hurricane speeds of 100 mph. When you blow your nose, it's closer to 40 mph but not enough to blow your eyes out of their sockets. Otherwise, we'd have a lot more patients in the eye clinic. So blowing one's nose is less than sneezing! Try not to blow so hard. ...Read more
I have a very nasty cough cant stop coughing finding it hard it breath horrible taste when coughing up yellow/green phlem?
Mgt: I would suggest drinking fluids, rest and if you have a fever for more than one day, seeing your PCP. You may have bronchitis, Most bronchitic infections are viral but some should be treated with a course of antibiotics. If you have lung disease, smoke, or are experiencing shortness of breath, please see your ED right away. ...Read more
Follow up/more info: You should see your physician if you have sputum with blood. If it is more than a scant amount, the Emergency room can evaluate. I would suggest a TB test and a close exam of your nose. Sometimes nasal bleeding can result in blood tinged phlegm. A virtual consult appt is available. ...Read more
After catching a cold and/or flu is it normal to taste blood in my mouth? I haven't been coughing too much or too hard, just sneezing.
Blood taste: You should try to see if there is blood. Sinus drainage can taste bad as well as sputum can. If taste is really bad or if there is blood then can be a sign of a more serious infection, or could just be nasal bleeding from dry sinuses. See doctor if feeling worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am coughing up bllod was told busted blood vessal is it normal to still be coughing up blood went to hospital also hospital said it was broncites and busted a blood vessal coughing so hard
Coughing : Coughing up blood is worrisome. Amount of blood in phlegm is important to know. If you are loosing weight, have lack of energy or appetite and have smoked 1st or 2nd hand smoke you will need to take it very seriously. Although acute or chronic bronchitis may make you prone to have a few streaks of blood but if you are having more than streaks of blood you need ct scan of chest to make sure that there is no other cause besides just a bronchitis. Other causes of coughing up blood include but are not limited to are lung cancer/ tuberculosis/ pneumonia/blood clotting disorders etc. You should discuss with your primary care physician asap in detail and proceed from there. ...Read more
SPIT bright red blood from back of throat EVERYTIME I wake up only-9days.Xray fine-1month.no SOB. no cough) COULD THIS BE LUNGS??? IF SO, HOW LIKELY??
Met: I would advise seeing your physician and possibly an ENT specialist. The source of the bleeding should be determined. It may be isolated in the upper airway for example, without lung involvement. I would also advise though that you have a TB test. If you have a smoking history, history of health problems, these can increase your risk. ...Read more
Chest pain running fever really dizzy and heart rate is86 so weak coughing but stopped coughing stuff up and. Hurts to breath?
No: Blood clots rarely, if ever, form in the arms. If the injury is due to domestic abuse, you should contact the police. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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
Yes.....: Cough can result in musculoskeletal injury including rib bruise or even rib fracture. It can also cause muscle strain and cartilage inflammation. This is why coughing can lead to chest discomfort. All of this heals once the cough resolves so see your doctor for diagnosis/treatment if you have a persistent cough. ...Read more
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