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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

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. Could be an infection, tb, or cancer. You need to see a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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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

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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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I'm 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?

I'm 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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Since 2007 im coughing up blood every so often with my mucus, canot find the area in the lung with CT or scope, my oxgen is droped to around 83?

Since 2007 im coughing up blood every so often with my mucus, canot find the area in the lung with CT or scope, my oxgen is droped to around 83?

I would bet: That you have severe vitamin b1 deficiency. The low arterial oxygen is the clue. It can produce capillary bleeding and the mild to moderate hypoxia in brain can lead to an unnecessary cough reflex. Vitamin b1 deficiency can be proved by a blood test known as red cell transketolase so ask your doc. B1 def also requires magnesium for replacemen. See my blog "oxygen the spark of life". ...Read more

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Coughing up blood mixed with mucus but it was more like skin. I went to the er today got a lung a shoulder infection an sinus infection?

Coughing up blood mixed with mucus but it was more like skin. I went to the er today got a lung a shoulder infection an sinus infection?

Mgt: In a few days after using nasal saline rinses and antibiotics you should feel much better. If you experience fever, chills or worsening, please see your physician.
Have you had a TB test? ...Read more

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What can it be when you cough blood in mucus?

What can it be when you cough blood in mucus?

From 0 to 60----: It could be nothing OR it could be something. If you have risk factors for any type of lung cancer such as smoking, or inhalation of second hand smoke from those around you, work, etc. then, this could be important. You should capture some mucus in a sterile jar 3 times and see if you can find any more blood and take that in to your doctor for analysis. Chest X-ray to be done as well. ...Read more

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Why do I have little of blood when I cough out mucus?

Not unusual: It is not unusual to sometimes get a bit of blood in mucus when you cough forceful or clear your throat repeatedly. Stay hydrated to thin mucus and reduce the need to cough or clear throat as much. If you are getting a teaspoon or more of blood/ bloody mucus when you cough or clear your throat, you should see you primary doctor promptly. ...Read more

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What could cause a child to cough mucus that has some blood in it?

What could cause a child to cough mucus that has some blood in it?

Bloody mucous: Sinusitis, adenoiditis and nasal allergy would be the most common causes/ much rarer causes would include inhaled foreign body, varoius pneumonias and tuberculosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you cough and it taste like blood but there's not any but green mucus?

What does it mean when you cough and it taste like blood but there's not any but green mucus?

You Are Ill: You are ill. You have a cough and you are producing purulent sputum. You need to be seen by your physician urgently. That is what this means. ...Read more

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Recently, when I cough, I get the taste of iron but there's no blood in the mucus. My health is good. What could it be?

Recently, when I cough, I get the taste of iron but there's no blood in the mucus. My health is good. What could it be?

Phlegm: If you have phlegm from any cause that is sitting around in your lungs before you cough it up, it typically will have a metallic taste. No knowing why. ...Read more

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I have a huge cough and I just couched up something like mucus but was not it didn't feel the same. Is it skin because it had blood in. Am I ok?

I have a huge cough and I just couched up something like mucus but was not it didn't feel the same. Is it skin because it had blood in. Am I ok?

Cough: See your doctor for an exam and a CXR. You likely coughed up a mucus plug with blood. You need a CXR. All the best. ...Read more

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Why does it be blood in your mucus sometimes when you cough it up?

Why does it be blood in your mucus sometimes when you cough it up?

Cough: Inflammation of the respiratory tract is a common cause. Most likely bronchitis. Best to see a physician or schedule a virtual consult for help ...Read more

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I have been having a cough for more than a month now I sometimes get mucus, I also get the taste of blood what might it be?

I have been having a cough for more than a month now I sometimes get mucus, I also get the taste of blood what might it be?

A month of ...: A month of persistent cough is something that should be looked in to. Most often this is due to your airways being inflamed when they were fighting a virus. Sometimes this reactivity of your airways after an infection is the first sign you have asthma. The bit of blood may be a little blood vessel trauma from forceful coughing. It is time to see your doctor for an evaluation. Hope this helps; take care:) ...Read more

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I have a bad cough & blood came with mucus is it normal?

I have a bad cough & blood came with mucus is it normal?

See your doc: Small amounts of blood-tinged mucus can mean a bacterial infection. See your doc and get evaluated. More than a tbsp of blood is more worrying and, of course, if there is a lot more than that you should head to the Emergency Room. If you have shortness of breath, constant chest pain, (not just when you cough), or fever over 101 F, you need to go to the ER in that case, too. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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Why wanna I cough up the mucus it's blood in it... I do have a cold?

Go to doctor: The blood could be from the back of the nose or the throat from small surface blood vessels that pop from the drying effect of the mucous but since I can't examine you, it is best to see your health practitioner to examine you and give you more peace of mind. More exams may be needed which can't be done here. ...Read more

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Blood in mucus for week no cough for my 15 yrs old, help what should I do?

Seek evaluation: I'm not sure if your teenager is having blood in the sputum, the nasal mucous, or from mucousy bowel movements; but they need to be evaluated by a medical professional at once. ...Read more

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I have a bad flu and cold for a week, and now I had a cough. It was horrible because after 5 days of coughing I found blood in the mucus 3 days,?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...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


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Coughing Blood (Definition)

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