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Coughing Up Blood After Smoking Meth
2-4 days: The clearance rate for nicotine from blood is between two to four days. So, if you can refrain from smoking for a week prior to the test, it is unlikely that a medical screening test would be sensitive enough to detect that you were a smoker. If you are smoker havy smoker for long time it my take longer. ...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
?Dangerous: Dangerous is not the best word to use, but you should simply get yourself a good examination and maybe even some testing such as a C-Xray to assure the Brown tinged mucus is not blood you are seeing in your mucus, or a bacterial infection. Great job that you stopped smoking! Now just see the Doc for an evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more
Very Variable: If you quit smoking, your tissues can quickly recover from the damage especially if you have been eating foods with lots of antioxidants like red, orange, yellow fruits and same color plus green leafy vegetables...So the cancer cells may not develop at all unless you have a strong family history of cancer and your immunity has been severely compromised. ...Read more
See doctor...: Coughing up blood is called hemoptysis. The most common cause of hemoptysis is bronchitis but there are many other causes, including malignancy. You need to see a doctor so you can be properly evaluated and treated. It is important to know what other symptoms you are having. If you smoke, you need to quit today. ...Read more
Is it normal to spit blood after quitting smoking? (Not coughing up blood) thinking its gums bleeding without being irritated..
Asking for someone?: History makes a big difference here. The best thing is to get acquanitance to see provider and get lung and sputum studies. Typically blood is associated with a tumor or infection. There are other causes as well including unusual conditions. None will be helped by continued smoking so help him/her stop. The only way your friend/you can know if there's a life-threatening problem is talk with doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cough up phlegm from smoking marijuana? Am i already getting a smokers cough? I've been smoking mj past 3 months daily. Could this cause this?
How long does cough last after quitting smoking?Quit week ago. Coughing up a lot of brown and clear phlegm
He smokes cigarettes&weed(with bong)... sometimes coughs up tar. but today randomly after doin weed he lid in bed & spit up tar, mucus, &BLOOD? help!!
He needs help.: He really needs help, both medically and with his habits/addictions. Right now, he should visit an emergency room as it sounds like something serious may be going on with the lungs and/or upper airway. ...Read more
I had pneumonia starting 9/20/12 and was coughing up blood. I am still coughing up blood , how long should the coughing up of blood from thpneumonia ?
Congratulations!: Quitting smoking was one of the most important things you can do for your health so i'm very excited for you. How long ago did you stop? If it was recently, your body may still be ridding itself of the many toxins and particles you were inhaling before. If it is lasting for more than a few weeks, please see your specialist in adult care- family medicine or internal medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coughing up yellow phlegm for nearly 3 months. Had xray antibiotics and blood test. Nothing. When i start breathing heavily during exercise it comesup?
Inflammation: Likely inflammatory tracheo-bronchitis possibly environmentally induced. Development during exercise may indicate exercise induced wheezing. The yellow color reflects slow transit out of the lung not infection. Possible evaluation includes pfts and if negative a possible methacholine test for exercise related wheezing. If all studies negative a bronchoscopy may be in order as well as a chest ct. ...Read more
I smoke e cig to aide in quitting- I have a nicotine test coming up coming up in 10 days. Will nicotine be gone. On e-cig 5 days. Modernate smoke?
I would so "no": Usually, 10 days is considered to be the outside time limit to detect nicotine after it has been ingested. However, the tests are very sensitive & depending on age & dose, cotinine (a nicotine metabolite) has been detected as long as 3 months after. Current use of e-cigarettes and/or vaping will very possibly result in positive nicotine tests, though, apparently, not ALL e-cigs contain nicotine. ...Read more
Common: After quitting smoking the cilia in the lung become more active and clean out particulate matter in the airways. For up to 6 months following smoking cessation there may actually be increased phlegm production which is actually beneficial. It shows the lung is repairing itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coughing blood: The most common reason for coughing up blood in an infection. However, we always worry about rare things lik cancers in the lungs or other conditions such as sarcoidosis. This is certainly worth seeing your doctor and at least getting a chest x-ray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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