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Coughing Up Phlegm With Streaks Of Blood
Go To ER: If you are bleeding that much you need to be seen by an ent. If it is significant go to the emergency room. ...Read more
Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more
Yes: Yes. Vigorous coughing can break small blood vessels and cause those symptoms. However, coughing up blood should always be evaluated by an MD. ...Read more
Hmm: Probably not, but could be. You should have both looked at! ...Read more
Coughing up mucus with traces of blood. Swollen tonsils and throat. Is the blood likely just due to coughing breaking the blood vessels in throat?
Yes: Excessive pressure from coughing can break capillaries and cause small amount of blood to appear in the mucus. Take a probiotic (Megafood Megaflora Plus brand), zinc 50 mg/day (NOW is a good brand), Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand) or sunshine for 30-45 minutes at noon daily to get over the the infection faster. Throat coat liquorice tea (consume several times/day) also helps to reduce pain. ...Read more
Bronchitis?: Brown phlegm can be from dead tissue the body is eliminating as it fights infection (viral or bacterial) or can be old blood from inflamed airways or nasal bleeding that has drained down the back of throat. Could also be from pneumonia or even pulmonary TB. If no other symptoms & person is otherwise healthy nonsmoker, it's likely viral infection. See a physician if worried or worsening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Follow up/more info: You should see your physician if you have sputum with blood. If it is more than a scant amount, the Emergency room can evaluate. I would suggest a TB test and a close exam of your nose. Sometimes nasal bleeding can result in blood tinged phlegm. A virtual consult appt is available. ...Read more
Been fighting a cold with fevers of 101-102. Chest congestion lots of coughing and bringing up yellow phlegm. Today theres a rumble is this pneumonia?
Chesty cough with greeny yellow phlegm. A bit of blood in mucus sometimes. headache & sore throat/neck.Worse with cold air. Son has croup. Do I?
Coughing sometimes coughing up white mucous and some horasness get slight headache when coughing?
White mucus: This coughing up of white mucus along with hoarseness is typical of laryngopharangeal reflux. The mucus actually emanates from the base of your throat and not from the back of the nose or the windpipe. This is difficult to eradicate. Getting a headache from forceful coughing may not have a serious cause unless frequent headaches occur other times also. An otolaryngologist is best to evaluate you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi, bringing up dark yellow phlegm with bright red blood streaks, no cough, no sore throat, no blocked nose. Should I be concerned?
Bronchitis: Blood tinged mucus or sputum is often due to an infection in sinus or lungs. Many of us treat, unless bloody nose from blowing too much. Most of us will treat with antibiotics if it happens for more than 3 days. There are other causes, too, but it's a GREAT idea to get checked soon. In the meantime, avoid otc cough and cold meds, and fragrances and aerosols (which don't help, can make worse) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Salty clear phlegm/ mucus with little bubbles . Similar mucus sometimes from nose. Thick mucus cough sometimes in the morning . No chest pain no fev.?
Chronic bronchitis: You are describing chronic bronchitis. If you smoke this is a strong indication you should quit. In a nonsmoker this could represent asthma or other respiratory conditions. You should see your healthcare provider and get pulmonary function tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The usual mucous : activated by ingested virus or bacteria; normal mucous produced by lungs to trap inhaled microscopic material is white; becomes either yellow or green if enough WBCs are present ingesting virus/bacteria & making internal enzymes (producing the color) used to inactivate & digest viral particles or bacterial cells. Repeated intense cough can break blood vessels resulting in tinges of blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constantly coughing yellow mucus with a little blood for over 2 and a half weeks. I also wake up with stuffy nose and with more phlegm to cough out.
Have been bringing up lots of phlegm from cold not coughing up just coming up naturally for a week streaks of blood in it can bringing up phlegm all the time cause this?
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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