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Coughing up blood and blood when blowing my nose after I've been running - what could this mean?

Coughing up blood and blood when blowing my nose after I've been running - what could this mean?

Exercising when sick: That you are harming your body by not resting when you are ill. Exercising when you are sick is not wise; it is not healthy; and it is putting excess strain on your lungs and heart. Please contact your physician and rest a bit. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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Just moved. On Lisinoprial 4 yrs. A week ago my blood pressure started running low 93/55- 102/63 plus and I now cough. Appt in 2 wk. Until then?

Just moved. On Lisinoprial 4 yrs. A week ago my blood pressure started running low 93/55- 102/63 plus and I now cough. Appt in 2 wk. Until then?

Health Tap Prime: This question is best answered by speaking with the doctor. Please call health Tap Prime or call the doctor who prescribed the medication. ...Read more

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I see blood in baby's (8 months) feces last 4 days. Feces is green in colour otherwise is yellowish. Mucus_ present some times. Had running nose&cough?

I see blood in baby's (8 months) feces last 4 days. Feces is green in colour otherwise is yellowish. Mucus_ present some times. Had running nose&cough?

See below: If you think there's blood in your baby's stool, it's imperative that you see your family doctor. Most of the time, it's innocent, but you can never be too careful. ...Read more

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Had a bad headache, running nose and cough last week. Those symptoms are over but for 2 days yellow mucus with blood. What could this be?

Had a bad headache, running nose and cough last week. Those symptoms are over but for 2 days yellow mucus with blood. What could this be?

Resid inflammation: Most likely you have some minor residual inflammation left over form your viral/allergy medicated cold you had last week, that shows as pinkish tinged mucus. Stay well hydrated and if that does resolve soon, see the dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've had a single yellow lump on right tonsil for more than 3 months, then had a cough for 3 weeks, when I woke in the morning I had a very dry cough and was bringing up blood 2 mornings running, cough has now improved and no more bleeding but yellow lump/spo

I've had a single yellow lump on right tonsil for more than 3 months, then had a cough for 3 weeks, when I woke in the morning I had a very dry cough and was bringing up blood 2 mornings running, cough has now improved and no more bleeding but yellow lump/spo

Mgt workup: It is important to see your PCP for these symptoms. Some possible causes include Strep pneumonia and pharyngitis. A culture may be obtained and treatment prescribed. If the cough continues or if there is any bleeding, please be seen right away. A virtual appointment may be booked online. ...Read more

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I am getting over having whooping cough. For the past week cough up phlegm with traces of blood. And also my nose is running with mucus and blood?

I am getting over having whooping cough. For the past week cough up phlegm with traces of blood. And also my nose is running with mucus and blood?

Treated?: Were you diagnosed with it and treated appropriately? If so, the cough can linger for a few weeks, some months after the infection is treated. If you did not get it treated, go now, this is very contageous. ...Read more

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It's been like a week n I'm 32 years old weight 106 pound a female. It hurts my chest when I cough n I cough up yellowish stuff n sometime blood. My nose be running 2. my tonsil feel swollen n it hard to talk. In the back of my tongue there r two bottom

It's been like a week n I'm 32 years old weight 106 pound a female. It hurts my chest when I cough n I cough up yellowish stuff n sometime blood. My nose be running 2. my tonsil feel swollen n it hard to talk. In the back of my tongue there r two bottom

See doc now: Most minor viral illnesses run about 2 weeks, are worst on about day 4 and then start to get better. If you are feeling this bad a week in, go to the doc. With a swollen tonsil, you could have a throat abscess which can be very dangerous. "Hot Potato" voice is a symptom of this. Coughing blood is not normal. Any problems breathing are considered an emergency. ...Read more

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Is it normal for toddler to cough after running if they have allergies or cold?

Is it normal for toddler to cough after running if they have allergies or cold?

No: Cough with exercise, especially during an allergy attack or a URI suggests asthma. This can be treated, see your dictor. ...Read more

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Runny nose and cough after running was warmish aswell?

Runny nose and cough after running was warmish aswell?

Unclear: You may well have a viral illness and needs treatment as such. The symptoms are worse after you run. If you still feel the same way after you run then most likely viral and will take time to clear. Take it easy while you are ill with lots of fluid and may be advil (ibuprofen).
Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why do I have chest pain, difficulty breathing after running, cough that won't go away, feeling weak?

Why do I have chest pain, difficulty breathing after running, cough that won't go away, feeling weak?

See details: Chest pain with exertion needs immediate attention even in a 39 year old. Speak with your doctor now or go directly to a cardiologist. ...Read more

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I had a strain of flu a few weeks ago, all symptoms have cleared up except for my cough which seems to manifest after running. The cough then goes away, I go for a run and it starts again? Please help...

I had a strain of flu a few weeks ago, all symptoms have cleared up except for my cough which seems to manifest after running. The cough then goes away, I go for a run and it starts again? Please help...

More time: You are still getting over the flu. The lingering cough needs a Chest X ray and possible re evaluation for inhaler treatment for exercise induced Asthma.
Follow up with your doctor to get rid of the cough. ...Read more

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When I run track, I sometimes feel chest pain after running a speed work out, I do not cough or wheeze. Can this be bronchospasms?

When I run track, I sometimes feel chest pain after running a speed work out, I do not cough or wheeze. Can this be bronchospasms?

Maybe: You are an excellent candidate for a stress echo and you need to tell your internal medicine doctor your symptons. She will listen to your lungs as well as check an ekg and make a determination regarding chest xray and spirometry to evaluate your lungs as well as your heart. ...Read more

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Sudden very bad dry cough after running up street which is on a hill and being s.O.B from running cause? 17yrs old 203lbs htn&pcos provera&zestorectic

Sudden very bad dry cough after running up street which is on a hill and being s.O.B from running cause? 17yrs old 203lbs htn&pcos provera&zestorectic

Cough: This can happen when you are not used to running, or if the conditions were particularly dry. It usually lasts just a few days. Try a humidifier as it might help. Feel better! ...Read more

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Suffering from general flu, after running nose stopped I have throat irritation, feels like dry cough stuck inside, have problem sleeping at night?

Suffering from general flu, after running nose stopped I have throat irritation, feels like dry cough stuck inside, have problem sleeping at night?

Typical: This is a very typical symptom of viral upper respiratory infections. I would stay well hydrated, suck on ice cubes if needed. Try using some honey in hot tea, chloraseptic losenges or spray. Use a humidifier in your bedroom at night. It should pass within 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Had a cough for a few months and I just started coughing up blood. What is wrong with me?

Had a cough for a few months and I just started coughing up blood. What is wrong with me?

See your doctor: Having recurring illness is troubling. In order to achieve a specific and correct doagnosis with symptoms like this, you'll need to visit your doctor. Only after a face-to-face evaluation will he/she be able to properly diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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I have a cough for about 3 days but today I woke up coughing blood should I go to er? Or what should I do?

I have a cough for about 3 days but today I woke up coughing blood should I go to er? Or what should I do?

Blood?: Check with your lung doc asap. Less expensive than er and better knowledge about coughing up blood. Do not ignore this blood. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a nasty cough and keep coughing up blood?

What does it mean if you have a nasty cough and keep coughing up blood?

Need doctor ASAP!: Coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is a symptom that always requires an evaluation by a doctor. Hemoptysis can be due to bronchitis but it can also be a sign of malignancy so you need to be evaluated by a doctor today! If you are short of breath, go to the er! ...Read more

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Hi I have just been coughing up blood and I don't know why? What should I do I haven't been coughing or straining to cough what's wrong?

Hi I have just been coughing up blood and I don't know why? What should I do I haven't been coughing or straining to cough what's wrong?

See your Dr. ASAP: Coughing up blood is not to be taken lightly. It can indicate bleeding from the airway and requires immediate attention. Do not wait to get this looked at. ...Read more

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Right side of chest and shoulder hurts, coughing up blood, headace, and cough that won't go away. Heeelp?

Right side of chest and shoulder hurts, coughing up blood, headace, and cough that won't go away. Heeelp?

See below: Go. See your physician. There are numerous pulmonary problems it the differential diagnosis with your symptoms. A thorough history and physical exam is necessary. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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When I cough even once I'll get dizzy. I've had a history of vertigo and have been coughing up blood and was wondering if either of them were related?

When I cough even once I'll get dizzy. I've had a history of vertigo and have been coughing up blood and was wondering if either of them were related?

Get it checked: Unusual set of symptoms at your age. I would recommend seeing a Physician to determine the cause. You need a through evaluation especially with the history of coughing up blood ...Read more

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I am getting over my cold. But I still have this bad cough. Hurts my lower back and side, coughing up. Blood, and mucus stuck in my chest. Earache too?

I am getting over my cold. But I still have this bad cough. Hurts my lower back and side, coughing up. Blood, and mucus stuck in my chest. Earache too?

Exam and chest xray: You should be examined for severe bronchitis or possible pneumonia. Never ignore bloody expectoration. A chest film and antibiotics are a logical suggestion. Stop smoking! ...Read more

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When I breath in or out I taste blood in my mouth but there isn't any, and when I cough I feel like I'm coughing up blood but I'm not. Why is that?

Puzzler: If you taste blood but there is none, perhaps you are experiencing a metallic taste, which many describe blood to taste like. If so, think about medications being taken, many cause this, and there are medical conditions that can mimic this as well. It is beyond an internet diagnosis, and I suggest you see your physician soon to sort it out. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi doctor, Is coughing up blood a sysptom of hairline fractured ribs Not like big amounts just on flemmy cough (green thick)?

Hi doctor, Is coughing up blood a sysptom of hairline fractured ribs Not like big amounts just on flemmy cough (green thick)?

No: Coughing up blood can be a sign of infection or pulmonary embolus or heart valve condition. If severely short of breath or chest pain or lightheaded go to emergency room. Otherwise see primary care doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment this is a serious symptom needs a evaluation ...Read more

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I can feel a lump in my throat when I lift my head, there's also a bit of pain involved when I do that. I also started coughing blood when I cough fro?

I can feel a lump in my throat when I lift my head, there's also a bit of pain involved when I do that. I also started coughing blood when I cough fro?

See your doctor.: Coughing up blood is never normal. It deserves an evaluation to sort out what is going on. See your doctor soon. Do not delay. Good luck ...Read more

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I've been sick for a few days with headache and sore throat with pain and cough. Today I was coughing blood. Should it worry me? Is it contagious?

I've been sick for a few days with headache and sore throat with pain and cough. Today I was coughing blood. Should it worry me? Is it contagious?

See a doctor: Coughing up blood can be non-serious (blood from dried out nasal passages) or it can be serious (bacterial infection in the lungs, cancer). I would get seen by a doctor, possibly get a chest x-ray and treatment for whatever the underlying cause might be. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Coughing Blood (Definition)

Hematemesis = vomiting blood. Hemoptysis = coughing up ...Read more