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Coughing Up Blood While Pregnant
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 ?
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
MalloryWeiss tear: With too much retching efforts with prenancy or no pregnancy, men or woman , anybody can get this condition called mallory weiss tear of the esophagus-the food pipe's internal lining called mucous membrane's tear which can cause scanty bleeding by mouth. If recurrent and significant quantities of blood , the vomiting of pregnancy needs to be controlled with medications okayed by your obsterician ...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
If i'm 8 weeks pregnant constantly throwing up and sometimes throwing up blood is that normal for pregnancy?
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
?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
Need to be seen soon: There are multiple potential causes, but you should be seen by your OB as soon as possible. ...Read more
Is it normal to spit blood after quitting smoking? (Not coughing up blood) thinking its gums bleeding without being irritated..
See a doctor: Coughing up blood is not a good thing. Many things can cause this. If you have had a cold with frequent coughing, you may see some blood tinged phlegm but that is usually from irritation. If there is a history of night sweats, weight loss and/or fever i might be concerned for tuberculosis. Please see your doctor immediately if this fits what you have been experiencing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much blood?: Hemoptysis or coughing up blood needs to be investigated. A flexible bronchoscopy is indicated as hemoptysis can be a symptom with lung cancer.Cat scan without and with contrast to r/o av malformations, hemoptysis can occur also from necrotizing pneumonias, rasmussen aneurysms from tuberculosis, eisenmenger syndrome pulmorary hypertension, tracheal tumors, bronchiectasis. Massive could b fatal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
28 weeks pregnant cough for two weeks coughing up watery fluid difficult to catch my breath and vomiting because of the coughing?
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
Bronchitis???: Sometimes we become very concerned when the color of our mucus changes. Green and bloody always trigger the biggest response. Chances are that you have a bronchitis. This is the most common cause of bleeding. If it gets copious, you need to go to the er. However chances are that it will just go away after the virus has been fought off... Take symptomatic over-counter medication. ...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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