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Reasons for coughing up blood, dry air?

Reasons for coughing up blood, dry air?

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 more

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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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Spitting up blood for no reason?

Spitting up blood for no reason?

Spitting blood: Are you spitting up frank blood or blood tinged sputum. If it is bood tinged sputum it could be due a wretchingcough cough or mucous from a bloody, mucousy, running nose.If you are spitting great amount of bood you should be seen by a physician to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What are possible causes for coughing/spitting up blood? Sinus pressure/headache when coughing.

What are possible causes for coughing/spitting up blood? Sinus pressure/headache when coughing.

Given : Given your symptoms, sinusitis may be the culprit. There are many causes for coughing up blood--from simple and easy to complex and concerning. It can be from the nose, mouth, throat, lungs/bronchi, and esophagus. The most common cause can be bronchitis or pneumonia. If this is persistent, you should go to the doctor. It is hard to judge without more info: age, smoker, fever, difficulty breathing, throat pain, etc. ...Read more

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What causes coughing up blood and weight loss?

What causes coughing up blood and weight loss?

See a doctor now: Tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, and cancer of the lung, throat or upper GI tract are three main causes. There are other rarer ones but they aren't good either. Do not delay! have it evaluated this week. ...Read more

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Coughing from sinus infection and coughing up blood?

Coughing from sinus infection and coughing up blood?

From the sinus: Some individuals can have a bloody nasal discharge from a sinus infection, if some of it is swallowed it may be coughed up too. If the symptom persists, use a saline sinus wash. ...Read more

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Common causes of spitting up blood?

Common causes of spitting up blood?

Get it evaluated: Do you mean coughing up blood, throwing up blood or simply having blood in your saliva? They all have different causes and some can be serious. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Coughing up blood 9 years after having pneumonia, help?

Coughing up blood 9 years after having pneumonia, help?

Probably not related: To the pneumonia. However, this symptom needs to be evaluated by a doctor. Often, the cause is a simple episode of bronchitis, but especially if you're a smoker you need to see a doctor in person for evaluation. ...Read more

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Coughing up blood sore throat?

Coughing up blood sore throat?

Coughing up blood: It could be sore throat that got really irritated or something else .Please get checked by your family dr as soon as you can. ...Read more

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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 ?

Initially: Hemoptysis (coughing up blood) can occur with respiratory infections usually in the form of blood streaks or "rusty" colored sputum but if it is a month later, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes adults to cough up blood?

What causes adults to cough up blood?

Possibilities...: The most common reason for coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is bronchitis. But, malignancy must always be ruled out so, if you are coughing blood, see your doctor asap! ...Read more

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Why coughing up bloody mucus?

Why coughing up bloody mucus?

See doctor...: The most common cause for coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is bronchitis. But, malignancy can also cause this and must be ruled out so 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

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Hacking up plegm, sore throat, belching, constipation high blood pressure

Hacking up plegm, sore throat, belching, constipation high blood pressure

Need Treatment: Consul your doctor. Take biaxin 500 mg twice daily for 2 weeks. Phenergan (promethazine) dm cough syrup, one teaspoonful 3 times a day till the cough goes away. Allegra 180 mg one tablet at night for 3 weeks. Continue with your present medication for bp. For constipation, take 4 tablets ( all 4 at once) at night and you will have good bm next morning. ...Read more

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Coughed up blood clots for hour then nothing?

Coughed up blood clots for hour then nothing?

The most: Common cause of hemoptysis (coughing up blood) is bronchitis (infection of airways). If it was self limited then things are probably ok. If this happens in a smoker there could be other concerns. ...Read more

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Waking up from a nap then spitting up blood, what does this signify?

A need for a work-up: It is not normal to spit up blood.See your family doctor who can take a history and have you evaluated by GI and pulmonary physicians as indicated. If you but your tongue in your sleep, you need to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Coughed up a blood clot after nosebleed, is this normal?

Yes: Not uncommon. Just keep an eye on how much blood you cough up. It should slow down as the bloody nose has stopped. If you continue coughing up blood, then this might be a whole new set of problems. ...Read more

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Is coughing up brown speckled phlegm dangerous after giving up smoking?

Is coughing up brown speckled phlegm dangerous after giving up smoking?

?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

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Are coughing up blood and night sweats signs of bronchitis infection?

Are coughing up blood and night sweats signs of bronchitis infection?

Bronchitis: Possible sign of bronchitis, but if coughing up blood frequently then you need an evaluation ASAP. You might need a chest x-ray and have someone listen to your chest. ...Read more

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Coughing blood weeks?

Not normal: Need to get an exam and chest x-ray. If you smoke also a ct scan. If all is clear ask to see a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Coughing Blood (Definition)

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