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Doctor insights on: Coughing Up Blood Tinged Mucus

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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!

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Is coughing up blood with mucus and blood in urine related?

Hmm: Probably not, but could be. You should have both looked at!

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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.

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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".

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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 an shoulder infection an a sinus infection?

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

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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.

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Why do I have little bit 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Coughing Blood (Definition)

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