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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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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What does it mean when you cough up a little bit of blood while pregnant?

What does it mean when you cough up a little bit of blood while pregnant?

See doctor...: Coughing blood is called hemoptysis. The most common cause is bronchitis but malignancy must always be ruled out. There are other causes of hemoptysis as well but it must always be evaluated so see your doctor asap! ...Read more

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I sometimes cough and get a blob of bright red blood or streaks in it what could this be? I'm 7 months pregnant no embolism been checked and clear xray

I sometimes cough and get a blob of bright red blood or streaks in it what could this be? I'm 7 months pregnant no embolism been checked and clear xray

Discuss with OB: Tiny blood vessels are more easily torn during pregnancy and can cause nose bleeds, blood in sputum with cough, blood in vomit. However, you need to discuss with your doctor to see if any other tests or evaluation might be warranted. ...Read more

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IM 25 weeks pregnant and have had a severe cold / cough this week. Bloody nose the past 3 days, mucus is a very dark green. Today my phlegm had blood?

IM 25 weeks pregnant and have had a severe cold / cough this week. Bloody nose the past 3 days, mucus is a very dark green. Today my phlegm had blood?

See a doctor: With these sorts of symptoms, you need answers. I would worry that your platelet count might have dropped as a result of the viral infection - allowing the blood to become thinner, such that you'd have nose bleeding and blood in the sputum. Hopefully you're plugged into an Ob/Gyn practice - I would call them and try to get seen today. If it's after hours and you're not doing well- go to the ER. ...Read more

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Blood musus in early pregnancy due to coughing?

Blood musus in early pregnancy due to coughing?

If the mucus is: Coming from your nose, it could be associated w an upper respiratory infection. There is also often an increase in nasal congestion during pregnancy. If the mucus is from your vagina - it is not likely to be associated with coughing. ...Read more

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Why is my pregnant girlfriend coughing up blood?

Why is my pregnant girlfriend coughing up blood?

Coughing Up Blood: There can be a number of problems but ask her to see her doctor for help or a referral. ...Read more

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5wks pregnant, miscarriage or normal? I was coughing and could feel wetness, went the toilet bright red blood had come through pants but no pain

5wks pregnant, miscarriage or normal? I was coughing and could feel wetness, went the toilet bright red blood had come through pants but no pain

Bleeding during earl: Could be "normal" for a variety of reasons...BUT it needs immediate evaluation by an obstetric doctor. If you haven't established an OB doctor go immediately to the nearest hospital where babies are delivered. ...Read more

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I just threw up and it was bloody (about 0.5ml of blood) without coughing. The blood just came effortlessly after the actual vomit. I'm 11weeks pregnant?

I just threw up and it was bloody (about 0.5ml of blood) without coughing. The blood just came effortlessly after the actual vomit. I'm 11weeks pregnant?

Usually: That can be related to recurrent vomiting. Your esophagus (food tube) can have little blood vessels rupture from the trauma of vomiting. Therefore, it is unlikely to be a sign of a major problem. If you start having more significant bleeding from your stomach, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I know nosebleeds are common during pregnancy, but yesterday I coughed up blood. Could this be something serious?

I know nosebleeds are common during pregnancy, but yesterday I coughed up blood. Could this be something serious?

Yes...: Coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is a symptom which always requires a doctor's evaluation. If you have shortness of breath, you should go to the nearest er now! Call your doctor today and let him/her know of this symptom. Possibilities include bronchitis but blood clot in your lungs, especially during pregnancy, is another possiblity. This could be a life-threatening problem. See a doctor today! ...Read more

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I never had nosebleeds before, but I just did, and choked and coughed up a huge blob of blood afterwards. I'm pregnant, and dizzy should I be worried?

I never had nosebleeds before, but I just did, and choked and coughed up a huge blob of blood afterwards. I'm pregnant, and dizzy should I be worried?

Get it checked out: Nosebleeds, or epistaxis, is not uncommon in the winter due to the dry air and use of heat in the house and workplace. The issue with regard to pregnancy is that thrombocytopenia, or low platelet count, could be a reason for the nosebleed in someone who has never had one before. This should be excluded as a potential cause. ...Read more

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My wife is 8 weeks pregnant and coughed up blood. What does this mean. Her sinuses and nose is fine?

My wife is 8 weeks pregnant and coughed up blood. What does this mean. Her sinuses and nose is fine?

See doc: Some women in early pregnancy have severe nausea and vomiting to the point of irritating there esophagus and bleeding. If your wife is or has not vomit, or does not have a cold, she may have something more serious and should be evaluate soon. ...Read more

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I'm 8 weeks pregnant I've had a cold for the past 2 weeks. I have been coughing up mucus and blood also when I blow my nose. Is this normal?

I'm 8 weeks pregnant I've had a cold for the past 2 weeks. I have been coughing up mucus and blood also when I blow my nose. Is this normal?

Common: Pregnancy increases the vascularity of your nasal passages. Sometimes prolonged coughing during pregnancy can cause you to get a nose bleed and this can show up when you cough and also in your nasal mucus. Its important to mention it to your ob to make sure there isn't something else going on. (For example, TB can make you cough up blood but its uncommon.) Best wishes! ...Read more

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What would be some reasons I could be coughing up blood? I am 10 weeks pregnant, and have a history of PEs. I am on lovenox once a day. I went to the ER last night and my d dimer test was. 51. Every other blood test was normal. I am still coughing up some

What would be some reasons I could be coughing up blood? I am 10 weeks pregnant, and have a history of PEs. I am on lovenox once a day. I went to the ER last night and my d dimer test was. 51. Every other blood test was normal. I am still coughing up some

This worries me: Hi. With a history of recurrent PE, you pregnant and coughing up blood is obviously concerning for both you and the fetus. Your D dimer is barely elevated, but with your history and current status, I'd say your risk is high for PE. Unfortunately, diagnostics use either high dose X-ray or radioactivity, and are frowned upon in pregnancy. You're followed by HROB, I'm certain. Some tough decisions. ...Read more

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Coughing up&blowing out thick yellow mucus for past week&in last 2days blowing out small blood clots, sinus pain in neck to ear&pregnant. What to do?

Coughing up&blowing out thick yellow mucus for past week&in last 2days blowing out small blood clots, sinus pain in neck to ear&pregnant. What to do?

Mgt: You may have an infection of the airways and sinuses. The source of the blood should be determined by your physician. From your description, a course of antibiotics and a sputum sample for cultures may be sent.
Most viral infections tend to improve over the course of one week. ...Read more

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I brown blood and its not a lot of blood could I be pregnant?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Is brown blood a.Pregnancy sign?

Maybe yes OR no.: Maybe yes - maybe no. Implantation bleeding can cause brown spotting. But it is not specific for pregnancy as it can be caused by other things as well. ...Read more

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Could a blood pregnancy come up wrong?

Could a blood pregnancy come up wrong?

Unlikely: Most labs are accredited and have assays which verify their equipment and confirm their test results. A positive serum HCG is unlikely to be incorrect. A titer can be ordered to quantitate the level of hormone & this should help your doc figure out what's going on. Take care. ...Read more

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Which are all pregnancy blood exam values?

Which are all pregnancy blood exam values?

Depends on your MD: A complete blood count, rubella, varicella hepatitis blood type and rh, urine, std tests. There are some optional like testing for cystic fibrosis, thyroid disease, vitamin d levels. It really depends on your md practice. These are some of the routine tests done at the beginning of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Best compatible blood groups for pregnancy?

Best compatible blood groups for pregnancy?

Any: Happily people can pick their partners - the fathers and mothers of their children - without regards to their blood types. ...Read more

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Seeing blood in four months of my pregnancy is it a treat?

Seeing blood in four months of my pregnancy is it a treat?

Pregnancy bleed: Any bleeding during pregnancy should be evaluated by a doctor or midwife. You could have a problem with your placenta that's causing bleeding that can be dangerous to both you and your pregnancy or there could be a problem with your cervix, such as infection. ...Read more

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Would you be spotting blood if you were four months pregnant?

Would you be spotting blood if you were four months pregnant?

Not normal: Spotting blood may be a sign of loosing pregnancy. Consult your obstetrician ASAP. ...Read more

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Is it true that pregnant women are not allowed to be blood donors?

Is it true that pregnant women are not allowed to be blood donors?

Yes: We do not consider it safe for a pregnant woman to donate blood. Blood volume increases dramatically over the course of pregnancy in order to support proper fetal circulation. The loss of blood from the system would likely be tolerated, but the system is not designed for that. Given the potential risks and the lack of anything to be gained, blood donation is not allowed during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How does a pregnancy blood test work?

HCG level: The embryo, after implantation in the uterus, makes human chorionic gonadotrophic hormone (HCG). Both blood and urine pregnancy tests depend on detecting HCG, a marker of pregnancy ...Read more

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Is pregnancy test from blood accurate?

Is pregnancy test from blood accurate?

Pregnancy Testing: Yes, if performed after an appropriate length of time after possible conception. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more