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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?
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
See MD: See someone immediately for a work up and chest x-ray. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I cut the back of my throat with a sharp chip and I coughed up a little blood but barley but what should I do?
If no: further bleeding or coughing then observation for symptoms ...Read more
I'v been smoking alot meth and 2 days ago my throte hurts really baf cant drink nothing becuase it hurts and today cough up a little bit of blood?
Hemoptysis....: The most likely reason to cough blood, called hemoptysis, is bronchitis. But this symptom always requires an evaluation by a doctor because it could be due to malignancy. So, if you cough up blood, see your doctor asap. If you are short of breath or coughing up a lot of blood, go to the er. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more
Can general long time or over use of an albuteral hfa inhaler sometimes cause coughing up a little bit of blood in mucus? Thanks
Mgt: The medication should not cause these symptoms. If you have COPD or asthma, inflammation in the lung can be associated with these symptoms. I would suggest a follow up and use of an anti inflammatory agent if indicated. Avoid smoke exposure, and I would recommend a sputum analysis. ...Read more
I have a left side upper chest pain and i noticed coughing up a little bright red blood at morning only.I got X-ray and ECG done.Nothing detected.
Serious symptom: Hemoptysis ( coughing up blood) is a serious issue and should not be taken lightly no matter how little it is. I common causes include blood thinners ( if you are taking them), bronchitis ( acute and chronic) bronchiectasis, lung cancer, tuberculosis. You should have a discussion with your pcp depending on other symptoms like weight loss, lack of appetite and energy may warrant a ct scan of chest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pneumonia.: Symptoms would make sense for pneumonia. Were you prescribed an antibiotic? Was this confirmed with a chest X-ray? Generally, with adequate treatment your symptoms should stop, including the blood in the mucous. If the bleeding persists, then you’ll need more investigations into cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coughed up phlegm w little blood. Size of a dime. Do have cold/flu like symptoms. Should i worry.
Coughing up yellowish stuff with a little blood sometime,throat hurts n can't breath that well, n running nose, Tonsils feel swollen,barely can talk ?
Likely viral illness: It is hard to tell for sure, but viral illness--laryngitis/bronchitis--is likely causing your infliction. Not knowing your age, other illnesses you may have, medication(s) you are taking, I cannot advise on the specifics. Often OTC meds such as Mucinex/Delsym/Coricidin, motrin/tylenol-cold can help alleviate your symptoms. Consult doc for an evaluation if not better in 3-5 days. Good luck ...Read more
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