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How do I stop coughing up blood-streaked mucus, and is it dangerous?

How do I stop coughing up blood-streaked mucus, and is it dangerous?

It must be worked ul: Persistent cough associated with blood needs to be worked up esp in a smoker or if associated with constitutional symptoms like fever , night sweats or weight loss. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...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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How can I treat coughing up blood with mucus?

How can I treat coughing up blood with mucus?

Blood with mucus: Needs to be worked up up. Could be an infection, tb, or cancer. You need to see a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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I have been coughing up blood tinged mucus after strenuous physical exertion. I'm very drained physically, and I have a rattling in my chest afterward?

I have been coughing up blood tinged mucus after strenuous physical exertion. I'm very drained physically, and I have a rattling in my chest afterward?

Go see your doctor: You might have a pneumonia or any of a number of other conditions but it's impossible to diagnose by your post. More importantly, even if we could diagnose, we couldn't treat. So go see your family doc who can diagnose & treat! ...Read more

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Had a bad cold for about 8 days. Past few days it's got worse and im coughing up blood and green/grey mucus and there's blood in my snot. What's wrong?

Coughing: You have a post nasal drip.The mucus is eroding the blood vessels in the nose causing the mucus to be blood tinged. If after another couple of days you are no better consult your physician because you probably have sinusitis from where the post nasal drip is coming from. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be coughing up blood in mucus i ve been sick since wednesday been weak and dizzy?

Not normal: People do not usually cough up blood. However, it can be residual blood from a nose bleed. It can also be an irritated throat from the cough leading to broken blood vessels or mucosa breakdown. However, it could be a serious infection like tuberculosis. Seek medical attention immediately, especially with weakness and dizziness. ...Read more

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Coughing up blood and mucus after fitness boot camp?

Coughing up blood and mucus after fitness boot camp?

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

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Im coughing up blood and mucus with a headache and sore troat..Have had these symptoms for about a week...What are some possiblie illnesses that I ha?

Im coughing up blood and mucus with a headache and sore troat..Have had these symptoms for about a week...What are some possiblie illnesses  that I ha?

Hemoptysis...: Coughing blood is called hemoptysis and the most common reason for this is bronchitis. However, you need to see your doctor as soon as possible because hemoptysis can also be due to malignancy. Your doctor will need to evaluate you to be certain you have a benign explanation for your hemoptysis. If you are smoking, you need to quit to limit airway inflammation. Your doctor can also help with this. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Coughing Blood (Definition)

Coughing blood is where blood comes into a person's mouth, either from his lungs or ...Read more