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Coughing Up Dark Blood
Thick dark blood in phlegm, no cough. Occasionally fresh red strip blood in phlegm, since Nov'13. Recently started to feel difficult in breathing ?
This morning and had a small cough and some (very little) dark blood came out. I have had sinus headache for a couple days. Could this be serious?
Yes: You should probably see a doctor asap, since sinus infections (if that is what you have) can morph into severe complications, but you might first try sinus irrigation (netti-pot), and decongestant. When you go to the doctor have a list prepared of all the things which have happened and trust they will work things out for you. Do not know if this is serious without seeing you. ...Read more
Oxygenated vs : Un-oxygenated red cells. Red blood cells impart a bright red color when carrying oxygen; when these cells lose oxygen and pick up carbon dioxide, blood turns dark in color. There are other causes of different colors, e.g. Carbon monoxide poisoning, methemoglobinemia and variant hemoglobins. ...Read more
Was over a month late now been bleeding for 7 days and lots of dark dark blood and big clots first day then small ones thru out. Possibly a misscarry?
Yes: Should clear shortly. If not check with your doctor. ...Read more
I accidentally slept with my tampon on, this morning I woke up & took it out in the bathroom . A lot of dark blood & this boogery dark stuff came out.
Do not worry!: You took it out and it should be okay now. The "boogery" stuff is altered blood. Unrelated to your question: If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Went to the bathroom and noticed a good amount of dark blood. Never bled after sex before, ever! please help, what is happening?
Need to see dr: Could be a number of causes but some of the more common causes would be abnormal cervical cells, and/or infections. See your doctor for an exam to determine cause. ...Read more
I've been having this pain on my left side of my bladder for about 2 months now, but this morning I bled a dark blood.. what could this be?
Stone vs Other: In the setting of normal bowel function and menses, and absence of vaginal symptoms, this description suggests either bladder stone or emerging bladder infection (if the blood was indeed in the urine as implied in your question). Blood can be seen with either. Suggest seeing a doctor for a urine test which can look for both blood and infection. ...Read more
June 5th last day of previous period now its the 20th of june and I have heavy dark blood help please?
Visit GYN: Bleeding mid cycle like that is abnormal and needs to be evaluated. There may be dysynchrony of the endometrium or a polyp causing abnormal bleeding that may need to be removed. Although hormonal imbalance is the most common cause of irregular bleeding and can be easily treated with hormonal therapy (birth control). ...Read more
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