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Coughing Up Specks Of Blood In Mucus
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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
Maybe: It is never "normal" to cough up blood. But sometimes with a hard cough or with inflammation associated with a respiratory infection one can cough up blood. More worrisome problems can be associated with coughing up blood such as pneumonia and tumors. If it persist more than few days then see your doctor. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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