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Coughing Up Blood During Pregnancy
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
NO - get medically: Evaluated asap if you are vomiting blood. Although vomiting can occur with pregnancy - vomiting blood is not a sx. Early pregnancy sxs can include: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, . ...Read more
If i'm 8 weeks pregnant constantly throwing up and sometimes throwing up blood is that normal for pregnancy?
Hmm: Probably not, but could be. You should have both looked at! ...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
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
See your (GI) doc: Spitting up blood is never normal. If your acid reflux is not controlled with the medications you indicated, see a gastroenterologist. You have to make sure the blood is coming from the digestive system (stomach, esophagus) or is it coming from the respiratory system? Then the cause of the bleeding has to be determined in order to find a treatment. Reflux rarely causes such severe symptoms. ...Read more
Multiple: The most important factor is the hormonal changes that occur. Also, not moving around and the pressure from the baby on venous system can increase "stasis" which means the blood not moving around as much.The best thing to do is to stay active and be aware of other risk factors, like smoking, obesity and other blood clotting problems. Check with your doctor for specific information for yourself. ...Read more
Hemoptysis...: Coughing up blood, called hemoptysis, is a symptom that always requires an evaluation. The usual cause of hemoptysis is bronchitis but malignancy must be ruled out. You need to see your doctor asap; you should also be seen by a lung doctor. If you smoke, you need to quit and your doctor can help with this as well! good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many reasons: If someone is obese or has some type of airway obstruction, this may can cause what is called obstructive sleep apnea, also gastric content regurgitation that goes to the lungs due gastroesophageal reflux may cause someone to wake up catching their breath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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