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Hi, recently i had cold due to exposure to heavy dust. Yesterday morning I have seen minor blood in my cough. My doctor says its an small infection.?

Hi, recently i had cold due to exposure to heavy dust. Yesterday morning I have seen minor blood in my cough. My doctor says its an small infection.?

Follow-up with Dr.: Only the doctor knows the details and has done the exam. One can follow-up with the doctor to make sure all the symptoms go away and don't come back. ...Read more

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Got phlegm from the nose for 2 days in the morning. When i spit it out there's a small amount of blood, no cough. Btw i'm from & currently in hong kong?

Got phlegm from the nose for 2 days in the morning. When i spit it out there's a small amount of blood, no cough. Btw i'm from & currently in hong kong?

Spitting out: Small amount of blood is ok due to irritation in the nasal mucosa. Colds, flu, allergies, sinus congestion can be a factor.Blowing nose hard and picking on your nose can do it too. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I see light blood stains in early morning cough. Had cold for last 2 weeks and was using heater at night. Feel dry inside nose & had small cracks. ?

I see light blood stains in early morning cough. Had  cold for last 2 weeks and was using heater at night.  Feel dry inside nose & had small cracks. ?

Normal: This could be from post nasal drip if you are having some bleeding in your nose. Dry nasal passages can occur with a cold. Try a saline nasal spray to alleviate the dryness before going to bed and in the morning, it should ease the problem. If it continues, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am having cough, today morning I have noticed blood with white cough. I don't have cold just rare coughing ups. Help me with better solution?

I am having cough, today morning I have noticed blood with white cough. I don't have cold just rare coughing ups. Help me with better solution?

See a doctor...: A cough productive of blood is called hemoptysis. The most common reason for this is bronchitis but it can also be a sign of malignancy so it is a symptom which always needs to be evaluated by a doctor. See your family doctor as soon as possible. You will likely require further testing to be sure it is due to a benign condition. Treatment can also be initiated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Cough with blood, once in the morning?

Cough with blood, once in the morning?

Need to see a doctor: Although this may be the result of sinusitis or some other simple infection, you should see a physician who may order a chest x-ray or other tests. It can be an infection in the lungs such as tuberculosis, or it can be some tissue bleeding that needs attention. ...Read more