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Coughing Up Yellow Phlegm With Blood
Started feeling unwell yesterday, today been coughing up very thick yellow phlegm with blood in it. Is this normal?
No.: You need to make an appointment with a health care provider for evaluation and treatment. ...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
I am experiencing cough (quality: blood in phlegm, with phelgm or mucus) and arm pain. The following also describes me: Chest congestion. Green and yellow phlegm with blood.. Was prescribed zpak. But afraid to take. Is there a substitute?
Take as prescribed: This sounds like a potentially serious infection, maybe even pneumonia. "Afraid to take" azithromycin (Zpak) is not rational; it is a very safe antibiotic with few side effects. Not treating your infection is MUCH riskier than any potential problem from the antibiotic. Take it as prescribed; if you remain concerned, discuss with the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more
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.
No cough, fever, or stuffy nose. Producing phlegm dark yellow with mostly bright red or dark red blood. Not sure if I should keep waiting it out ?
Mgt.: Please see your PCP right away. The source of the bleeding should be determined. Sometimes there is nasal bleeding and this can be one source. You may have an infection. and other causes can be evaluated. ...Read more
Cough for more than 1 month. Got worse in the past 10 days, more yellow phlegm, chest pain, low grade fever. Chest X-ray & blood mormal. What is it?
See a doctor: You have some type of inflammatory process in progress in your respiratory tract, possibly chronic pneumonia, potentially due to tuberculosis, aspiration, fungal infection or some other form of inflammation. You should make a list of your temperatures, associated symptoms and see a doctor asap. If you know an infectious diseases expert so much the better. Good luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read more
Do i have TB risk? iam from the a country where tb is common. I have thick white mucus/phlegm, but NO cough. how ever there's a time that i spit blood with it (twice/thrice only) today i spit with yellow mucous i done a chest x ray and its negative.
I would suggest an evaluation and upper airway examination. A TB test is advised.
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 more
Direahha, chills, severe congestion, no productive cough, chest wheezing, mucus yellow, green & blood tinted when does come up, ears plugged help!
Don't delay: See pcp- coughing up blood needs investigation--get help to quit smoking! ...Read more
I am a 22 year old male with a 7 year history of smoking. I have had a pain in my upper right back and have coughed up blood streaked yellow phlegm.
My throat hurts and ears. I have phlegm and when i coughed little blood was in it. Is this serious? Happened inthe morning also yellow mucus in nose.
See below: Yellow or green mucous is not concerning. If there was only a bit of blood streaking, the source was probably a slight bleed in the nose mucosa. If it continues, get seen, otherwise, using otc meds can help. ...Read more
Symptoms started 8 days ago. Sore throat, on/off. No fever. Coughing up yellow-green phlegm esp. In the mornings. Recently, blood in sputum. See doc?
Yes, see doctor: It will be better to go see a doctor. ...Read more
I have cought and yellow phlegm with blood at mornings and nights i'm very constipated constantly and the cought starts maybe one month ago, thanks?
Doctor time: You describe enough serious stuff going on that warrants a medical exam by a doctor. See a doctor. ...Read more
Why I keep spitting up mucus and phlegm, it had every day from 1-6 times I spitting up and it's from clear-light-dark yellow rarely some blood on it?
Spitting up blood: There are many reasons for your symptoms but without getting more information and talking to you and examining you I cannot help except to go to a walk in clinic if u do not have a reg doctor, some of the reasons are not good and some are no worries. See someone. Some BP MEDS cause cough. So need more info. Happy to do second opinion. ...Read more
What exactly does it mean whenyour coughing up yellow phlegm and the next lot you cough up is white?
Depends: Generally, a chronic cough is defined as one lasting more than 8 weeks. The most common causes include post nasal drainage, reflux, and asthma. Depending on the cause, the treatment is different. For example for asthma, inhaled corticosteroids are the mainstay. It's best to see your doctor for testing to determine cause. Your smoking status is also important. ...Read more
Needs investigation: After this long you need to get this evaluated to determine the source and cause of the bleeding. It could be blood from the nose, the sinuses but also the lungs ...Read more
I sneezed this morning and brought up a lot of phlegm which contained blood. should I get this checked. I don't have a cough or any other symtoms ?
Hemoptysis: Hemoptysis (http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/coughing-up-blood/my01064) is common ; usually benign if small volumes in a non-smoker. But it's always a good idea to go see your family doc for an evaluation as there are too many causes to review ; consider w/more information ; examination. ...Read more
Hello, I was just wondering what is going on. I have had a cough with phlegm for maybe over 4 weeks, occasionally blood-streaked phlegm.
Hi. I saw 20% of blood to my phlegm in my 1st cough but theres nothing already on my 2nd and 3rd but just phlegm again. Whats wrong maybe?
Unclear: It is not clear but hemoptysis is not good. Need to see why this is occuring . Might have a serious chest infection or could come from nose. Please seek care and for sure get a chest xray. Need to get dx for sure and may require more than simple treatment. ...Read more
I get this recurring cough about 3 times a year. Always with phlegm, sometimes with blood (rarely). No other symptoms. I'm 21 and don't smoke.
Don't know cause.: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. lemon juice & 1 tsp. honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. Or make tea with 2 tsp of Marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. ...Read more
Bloody phlegm: Call your doctor today as these symptoms can be a serious illness. ...Read more
Yes, usually: That is not unusual. Sometimes, coughs from colds can take several days to go away or get better. Obviously, if it gets much worse, or you start coughing up blood, would go see a doc right away. Hope you feel better! ...Read more
I had a cold with thick yellow phlegm and now the cough is non-productive but not going away - 3 weeks. How long before cough goes away?
This morning i coughed up a big chunky ball of phlegm filled with blood...i dont even have a cough at the moment and this isnt the first time??
Some mornings I wake up and hack up some yellow/brown phlegm. Its usually when I first wake up. I don't have a cough or feel sick. Is this normal?
Maybe postnasal drip: Mild nasal allergies can cause some muscus dripping in back of throat/mouth and collects there during sleep and can turn a bit brown in the am. During day, little mucus/drip is pulled down by gravity, but when sleeping mucus tends to stay in back of throat and thus productive coughing/coughing in the early am. If worsens, call doc for eval. Good luck. ...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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