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Coughing Up A Little Blood
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
I have a cold with a cough and some sneezing today I coughed up a lil blood in some phlegm and a little dotted blood in nose.Cause for concern?
Blood in sputum: There is concern if > 1-2 teaspoons of blood as opposed to blood streaks , A cold irritates the bronchioles and the force of the cough can cause minor capillary bleeding. Similarly in the nose the congestion,sneeze force and ironically dryness cause capillary breakage and bleeding. Vasoline on the inside of nose at night ,to moisturize.Try a cough supressant , may need antibiotic.Talk to doc ...Read more
Viral cold: The symptoms you describe are those of a viral illness or a cold. The coughing up blood may be just from a small blood vessel which broke from the coughing but you should keep an eye on whether it continues and especially if it is getting worse. If so then you should see your doctor. If it stops, then treat the cold symptomatically and you should be better in a 10-14 day period. ...Read more
See MD: See someone immediately for a work up and chest x-ray. ...Read more
I wake up some mornings with a lot of mucus draining from my sinuses and also coughing up mucus. This time there was a tiny bit of brite red blood to.?
Post-nasal mucus: Build up of mucus in post-nasal area over night is very common, particularly in urban, high smog areas. If chronic, would allow hot water from shower or hot compress over sink to soak frontal face area t help loosen the mucus and blow it out. Avoid inhalant irritants or allergy causes in environment. Blood in mucus could be part of same. Would definitely see pcp or ENT for evaluation. ...Read more
Bronchitis???: Sometimes we become very concerned when the color of our mucus changes. Green and bloody always trigger the biggest response. Chances are that you have a bronchitis. This is the most common cause of bleeding. If it gets copious, you need to go to the er. However chances are that it will just go away after the virus has been fought off... Take symptomatic over-counter medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why I coughed up bright red blood and now a couple days later I coughed up what looks like a dark red blood clot?
Get evaluated: There are many details missing about your case. However, coughing up blood, fresh blood and then clots of blood is dangerous. You need to get evaluated. Go to see your doc asap, hopefully you can bring in the clots to show. Tuberculosis, cancer, abscess, malformations, fistulas can be the underlying cause. Treatment is available, but you need a diagnosis first. Don't delay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constantly coughing yellow mucus with a little blood for over 2 and a half weeks. I also wake up with stuffy nose and with more phlegm to cough out.
Spitting up fresh, bright red chunks of liver looking phlegm. Not just a little. Looks like a ball of liver broke up in pieces and was coughing up ?
Need to go to ER : Or doc if open right away. Needs immediate evaluation. Please go. ...Read more
See doctor....: The most common cause of coughing blood is bronchitis but malignancy must always be ruled out so this symptom must always be evaluated by a doctor. If you are also short of breath, go to the er. If you are a smoker, you need to quit and your doctor can help with this, too. You will likely need eval by a lung doctor. See your doctor asap. ...Read more
My 2yr old keeps coughing and was coughing so much that she threw up mucus and then mixed in with mucus was a little blood is this bad?
Take her to Peds: You need to have her or him checked. Take to the pediatrician. ...Read more
Yes: If you've been stabbed in the mouth. Not sure what constitutes a "tiny stab wound" but i'm going to go out on a limb and suggest you see a doctor. ...Read more
Blood in sputum: At your age no. If it persists or increases in frequency, duration, or severity then check it out. ...Read more
Blood when blowing nose and spitting up little blood and pink in morning could that be from post nasal drip from nose?
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