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I have been smocking weed for about a year an for about a month I have been coughing up black stuff an an today I cough up a little blood?

I have been smocking weed for about a year an for about a month I have been coughing up black stuff an an today I cough up a little blood?

Get checked out!: Weed or not, this needs to be investigated right away. Anyone who smokes something and then develops a cough with black stuff and then blood needs to be investigated right away. Go to a doctor, get an evaluation and a chest CT, at least. And stop smoking weed, and anything else you may be smoking. ...Read more

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34 YO former smoker. For 2 weeks, I've been coughing up a little blood in the AM w/ tickle in my chest and otherwise clear mucus. No insurance.

34 YO former smoker. For 2 weeks, I've been coughing up a little blood in the AM w/ tickle in my chest and otherwise clear mucus. No insurance.

Obamacare: I know you are in Kansas, but even in Kansas you can get health care insurance. But, not having insurance should not in any way stop you from making sure you do not have cancer. A visit to the family doctor with or without an X-ray is extremely cheaper than dying or going to an ER. ...Read more

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I am suffering from severe back pain, shortness of breath and am coughing up a little blood. What should I do?

I am suffering from severe back pain, shortness of breath and am coughing up a little blood. What should I do?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection and have taken clarithromycin since monday. I've started coughing up a little blood. Is this normal? Is it an emergency?

I have a sinus infection and have taken clarithromycin since monday. I've started coughing up a little blood. Is this normal? Is it an emergency?

Not normal: But it may not be an emergency if it is simply a little blood tinged mucus, as it may be a simple aspect of your sinus infection/inflammation. Get checked by dr. During normal business hours in the next 24 h and you should be ok. If severe bleeding, then get urgent care. ...Read more

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What could be the etiology of a 30 year-old white male redhead be suffering from if he coughed up a little blood?

What could be the etiology of a 30 year-old white male redhead be suffering from if he coughed up a little blood?

Myriad: While being readheaded likely has nothing to do with it, this could be anything from a nosebleed to lung infection. See your primary care doc for a general physical +/- chest x-ray. ...Read more

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I have difficulty breathing and I coughed up a little blood?

I have difficulty breathing and I coughed up a little blood?

Time to see doc..: Your symptoms are concerning and i would suggest seeking care as soon as it is feasible for you. Coughing up blood might be common, but never a good thing, especially if you are having shortness of breath with it. Maybe it is just a bad bronchitis and u cough too much/hard causing some bleeding, but i would not take that chance given what you posted here. Consult your doc...Good luck. ...Read more

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Coughing up phlegm n little blood what could be wrong?

Coughing up phlegm n little blood what could be wrong?

Possibilities: Blood mixed with sputum usually occurs with either bronchitis or pneumonia. Pure blood (hemoptysis) may be more concerning for other problems (heart disease, airway diseases, etc). ...Read more

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