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Coughing Up Red Blood
I started coughing up bright red blood for 6-7- days , then it just stopped . Extra heavy normal looking mucus .But I have had the sniffles for about a month now .
This : This is a serious situation that demands medical attention. You could be dealing with an infectious process (tuberculosis, bronchitis, pneumonia etc.) on the other hand, you could be dealing with a bleeding ulcer or bleeding vessels in your esophagus. There are many potential causes, however a detailed history, exam, and diagnostic testing are in order. Please seek medical care. All the best. ...Read more
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
Ok every six months for the past two years I have coughed up bright red blood the doctors always say its pneumonia but why every six months don't make scence?
Need evaluation...: Coughing up blood, called hemoptysis, is usually caused by bronchitis. But, it always needs to be investigated because it can be a sign of malignancy. You describe recurrent hemoptysis. You should be seen by a lung specialist since you probably need your airways examined via a bronchoscopy (scope in airways) as well as a cat scan of your chest. If you smoke, you need to quit today. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why I coughed up bright red blood and now a couple days later I coughed up what looks like a dark red blood clot?
Get evaluated: There are many details missing about your case. However, coughing up blood, fresh blood and then clots of blood is dangerous. You need to get evaluated. Go to see your doc asap, hopefully you can bring in the clots to show. Tuberculosis, cancer, abscess, malformations, fistulas can be the underlying cause. Treatment is available, but you need a diagnosis first. Don't delay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just coughed up bright red blood in clear mucus a pretty good bit in fact. I had a cold and uri a week ago and have taken antibiotics. I feel great?
After brushing teeth, gagged a little, coughed up bright red blood. Have had a cold. I don't believe it's gums. Should I be worry? First time ever.
If it doesn't : happen again, don't worry. If it does, see Your Physician. ...Read more
Tight sore chest. Coughing up strips of light red blood. Got a cough and temputure and sore throat. Feel shivery and cold.
1st had sore throat 12 days later lost voice had terrible croup like cough now 1week later coughing up tiniest specs of red blood occasionally?
See a doctor: I would always get a chest x ray on anyone coughing up blood, and some lab work as well. I recommend you see a doctor. I wish you well! ...Read more
Suffering with hartburn tonight, I'm on lansoprozl as and when, I just however coughed up some bright red blood mixed with phlem. Should I worry?
I have a left side upper chest pain and i noticed coughing up a little bright red blood at morning only.I got X-ray and ECG done.Nothing detected.
Serious symptom: Hemoptysis ( coughing up blood) is a serious issue and should not be taken lightly no matter how little it is. I common causes include blood thinners ( if you are taking them), bronchitis ( acute and chronic) bronchiectasis, lung cancer, tuberculosis. You should have a discussion with your pcp depending on other symptoms like weight loss, lack of appetite and energy may warrant a ct scan of chest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I landed on my back on Friday while snowboarding and coughed up some blood and my mucus still has red tint when I cough occasionally today. no pain.
Could be serious : The two main things I would worry about would be a pulmonary contusion (a lung bruise) or a pneumothorax. It is a good sign that the symptom is getting better with time, but both diagnoses could potentially be serious. ...Read more