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Coughing Up Specks Of Blood In Mucus
I have ocassonal specks of blood in mucus, no cough and an ocassional dry nose No alergis that im aware off, no chest pain.
Exam/x-ray: Please get examined and if needed get an x-ray. The specks may be from small broken blood vessels in your nose or throat, possibly a lung involvement. Please get examined ASAP. ...Read more
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
See your doctor: You need to have an evaluation by your doctor to find out what's going on. ...Read more
I have been having a cough for more than a month now I sometimes get mucus, I also get the taste of blood what might it be?
A month of. ..: ...persistent cough is something that should be looked in to. Most often this is due to your airways being inflamed when they were fighting a virus. Sometimes this reactivity of your airways after an infection is the first sign you have asthma. The bit of blood may be a little blood vessel trauma from forceful coughing. It is time to see your doctor for an evaluation. Hope this helps; take care:) ...Read more
I have lost my hunger. ..only little eating since +3 weeks also last 1 week I have smooth cough with mucus...now I have blood in mucus at morning?
From 0 to 60----: It could be nothing OR it could be something. If you have risk factors for any type of lung cancer such as smoking, or inhalation of second hand smoke from those around you, work, etc. Then, this could be important. You should capture some mucus in a sterile jar 3 times and see if you can find any more blood and take that in to your doctor for analysis. Chest X-ray to be done as well. ...Read more
Not unusual: It is not unusual to sometimes get a bit of blood in mucus when you cough forceful or clear your throat repeatedly. Stay hydrated to thin mucus and reduce the need to cough or clear throat as much. If you are getting a teaspoon or more of blood/ bloody mucus when you cough or clear your throat, you should see you primary doctor promptly. ...Read more
Recently, when I cough, I get the taste of iron but there's no blood in the mucus. My health is good. What could it be?
I have a huge cough and I just couched up something like mucus but was not it it didn't feel the same. Is it skin because it had blood in. Am I ok?
Cough: See your doctor for an exam and a CXR. You likely coughed up a mucus plug with blood. You need a CXR. All the best. ...Read more
Cold: There are sources of blood, like the stomach, the lungs and the nose and posterior pharynx. In time of cold or upper respiratory infection, there is mucous which is thicker than the plasma. This draws the fluid from the blood vessels in the nose and the pharynx which are to the surface and they can pop and hence you cough up blood. If possible other causes, please go see your doctor. ...Read more
See your doc: Small amounts of blood-tinged mucus can mean a bacterial infection. See your doc and get evaluated. More than a tbsp of blood is more worrying and, of course, if there is a lot more than that you should head to the Emergency Room. If you have shortness of breath, constant chest pain, (not just when you cough), or fever over 101 F, you need to go to the ER in that case, too. Hope you feel better! ...Read more
Go to doctor: The blood could be from the back of the nose or the throat from small surface blood vessels that pop from the drying effect of the mucous but since I can't examine you, it is best to see your health practitioner to examine you and give you more peace of mind. More exams may be needed which can't be done here. ...Read more
I cough up a brown mucus with blood in every morning and I've had this for about 1 and half weeks but I do also smoke weed?
I m getting little blood in mucus at tyms not always usually night time from last 7 days. I have no cough no pain. Is it dangerous?
I have a bad flu and cold for a week, and now I had a cough. It was horrible because after 5 days of coughing I found blood in the mucus 3 days, ?
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
I coughed in the morning and had some blood in the mucus. Have not had any more the rest of the day. I have congestion and a cough. I don't smoke.?
Mild cough for several days, not very thick mucus, now considerable blood in mucus, 47 years old, weed smoker. Can I wait to see doc? Thanks!
You seem to have enough symptoms to warrant an examination. If you do have a fever you should see a Dr. Today. The prognosis of a pneumonia is directly related to how fast treatment is started.
If you have a bronchitis, it could wait till tomorrow.
And the again, why wait, you could be on your way to recovery faster ...Read more
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
I have been sick for over a month I cough up these huge green and yellow mucus sometimes seen really hard with blood in them and a constant sweet tast?
Anything of import: Lasting a month would demand full evaluation by your doc. ...Read more
I have been having a cough for the more than a month at first I thought it was just a regular cold I have tried Nyquil, and other over the counter medications nothing has helped I now get a blood taste when I cough sometimes with green mucus.
Allergic cough??: You don't mention any fever or production of a lot of mucus or people nearby you (family, coworkers) being ill. That makes me think you might have a cough brought on by a post-nasal drip irritating the back of your throat and making you have a dry hacking, non-productive cough. If you have thickly feeling just a second or so before cough easily treated without antibiotics. (Benzonatate 200 q8h) ...Read more
I have brown mucus coming from my nose, not a lot and it's not blood, I work in semi trucks where it's dusty, could it be dust? I have a cough also
Multiple causes: Dirt, dust, irritation with old blood in the sinuses, allergies, low grade infection: get checked and examined. ...Read more
Recently had small strains that look like blood in my mucus when I cough. I have had this chronic cough for ages. Mucus is usually thick and yellowish?
Chronic cough: Most common causes for persistent cough include 1) gastric reflux 2) postnasal drip (sinus infection? Allergy?) 3) undiagnosed asthma or copd 4) medication side effect 5) vocal cord problem. We are able to successfully treat most cases of persistent cough by focusing on these possibilities. A few screening tests are also warranted (such as a chest xray) and so seeing your physician is important ...Read more
Blood in mucus. More detail below. I have been sick for about a week and have blood in my mucus when I blow my nose. However, when I cough the mucus up there isn't any blood. The blood just recently showed up. Small streaks. I have been taking amax antibi
Possibly...: Hemoptysis, coughing blood, always needs to be evaluated by a doctor. The usual etiology is bronchitis (including from tb, if other symptoms present) but malignancy can cause this as well so it needs a doctor evaluation asap. If you are short of breath, you should go to nearest er as this can be life-threatening. Good luck! ...Read more
I am coughing up mucus off my chest and it has a really foul taste, and past few days I've cough blood up too, I'm rather worried?
See a doctor: You should see a doctor so that they can prescribe you some medications that will help you. Blood can sometimes mean that you are causing a type of trauma to the lungs (hard coughing). ...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
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