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I have a cold with a cough and some sneezing today I coughed up a lil blood in some phlegm and a little dotted blood in nose.Cause for concern?

I have a cold with a cough and some sneezing today I coughed up a lil blood in some phlegm and a little dotted blood in nose.Cause for concern?

Blood in sputum: There is concern if > 1-2 teaspoons of blood as opposed to blood streaks , A cold irritates the bronchioles and the force of the cough can cause minor capillary bleeding. Similarly in the nose the congestion,sneeze force and ironically dryness cause capillary breakage and bleeding. Vasoline on the inside of nose at night ,to moisturize.Try a cough supressant , may need antibiotic.Talk to doc ...Read more

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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I have been sneezing and coughing and head stopped up and now im coughing up mucus with some blood in it. Can a cold cause this?

I have been sneezing and coughing and head stopped up and now im coughing up mucus with some blood in it.  Can a cold cause this?

Or....: secondary infection on top of previous one. cannot say in your particular case, but generally, mild viral infections have mild symptoms. HOwever, they frequently cause irritation, breaks in the mucous linings, and predispose to have whatever germs that are there to grow, possibly invade, and cause a second (bacterial) infection that is helped by antibiotics. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Coughing: Use salt eater nose drops to help clear your nose 4 times daily. Use a vaporizer sleep on several pillows. Since its been longer than 10 days that you have been ill, see your pcp. You may have a sinus infection and need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Occasionally cough up blood with green sputum. Have had cold over a week. Is that normal?

Occasionally cough up blood with green sputum.  Have had cold over a week. Is that normal?

Cough: Cough with blood and green sputum warrant an evaluation by a physician. The physician may decide to treat with antibiotics and/or further testing with a chest xray. ...Read more

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Really coughing up phlegm and blood. Is it a chest infection or bronchitis?

Really coughing up phlegm and blood. Is it a chest infection or bronchitis?

Seek medical care: This could be due to various causes, many of which may need immediate attention. I would seek medical care right away and get an evaluation and workup started. Best not to delay. ...Read more

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Recently suffered with a cold, the cough I have had for 7 days now. Coughing up green phlegm with blood and coughing when exhaling, pain in chest?

Recently suffered with a cold, the cough I have had for 7 days now. Coughing up green phlegm with blood and coughing when exhaling, pain in chest?

More than cold: What you described is more than a cold. Is is possible that you a mild form of pneumonia and it would be prudent to see your doctor. It is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without examining you. Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Is it normal to wake up with a headache with a cold? I also have sinus pressure and yellowish mucus also coughing up mucus.. no fever no sore throat

Is it normal to wake up with a headache with a cold? I also have sinus pressure and yellowish mucus also coughing up mucus.. no fever no sore throat

Sinus infection: often is worse when you wake up (Sinus draining is diminished when you are ling down! Decongestive nasal spray (eg Afrin) plus OTC Decongestive medication (CalritonD) may help Speak with your Primary Care Provider for possible anti-biotic RX ...Read more

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I diagnosed and treated me for whooping cough. Is it normal for me to be coughing up phlegm and blood and having a runny nose with mucus and blood?

Yes: Whooping cough, or pertussis can cause excessive, protracted coughing. Small membranes in the throat may burst with hard coughing and blood may come up with phlegm. You may benefit from meds to supress the cough, especially to help you sleep. ...Read more

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I am getting over having whooping cough. For the past week cough up phlegm with traces of blood. And also my nose is running with mucus and blood?

I am getting over having whooping cough. For the past week cough up phlegm with traces of blood. And also my nose is running with mucus and blood?

Treated?: Were you diagnosed with it and treated appropriately? If so, the cough can linger for a few weeks, some months after the infection is treated. If you did not get it treated, go now, this is very contageous. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a slight cold a bit of a snuffly nose but no sore throat or cough, I just brought up phlegm and there is blood in it? Streaks of blood?

Hi, I have a slight cold a bit of a snuffly nose but no sore throat or cough, I just brought up phlegm and there is blood in it? Streaks of blood?

Epistaxis: Bleeding from the nose due to superficial irritation associated with viral URI may occur, and its dripping from the rear of the nose into the nasopharynx may produce small amts of blood in phlegm. If, however, this gets worse or persists beyond the time that the cold clears you should go and be seen by a doctor. Wish you better soon. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a cold and cough up phelm with blood in it?

What does it mean when you have a cold and cough up phelm with blood in it?

Serious symptom: If you are forty and have been a smoker of ten to twenty pack years and you don't have acute bacterial bronchitis and you know you coughed it up and are not blowing it out of your nose, you should get a chest x-ray. If there is any suggestion of lung cancer on chest x-ray you should get a ct chest and a bronchoscopy, if you have a bacterial bronchitis and you cough up blood 2 or 3 times and you. ...Read more

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I have been coughing up blood with phlegm every morning and is normal through out the day. I have sinusitis and cold infection now. What's happening?

I have been coughing up blood with phlegm every morning and is normal through out the day. I have sinusitis  and cold infection now. What's happening?

Hemoptysis...: Coughing up blood, called hemoptysis, is a symptom that always needs to be evaluated by a doctor. The most common cause is acute bronchitis, an infection of the airways. This is easily treated once the etiology of the infection is determined. However, malignancy can also cause hemoptysis so your doctor needs to rule this out, especially in a smoker. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Past week I've been coughing a lot but a dry cough but plegm will come up with out me coughing and its really thick and it had blood in today?

Past week I've been coughing a lot but a dry cough but plegm will come up with out me coughing and its really thick and  it had blood in today?

Time to see your doc: It could be a simple viral illness, but if you're having a productive with blood in it, you need to have an exam by your doc. They will listen to your lungs, get a better history and see if you need any imaging or medicines to help you get better. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Im a severe asthmatic and I have a terrible cough and coughing up thick green mucous?

Im a severe asthmatic and I have a terrible cough and coughing up thick green mucous?

See below: Depending on other factors not mentioned in you note like duration of symptoms, severity of symptoms, breathing difficulty, fevers, and other systemic signs, you may need to see you physician. If any breathing difficulty at all acutely, seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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I woke up coughing and a blocked noise as the day went on i coughed a little blood up to?

I woke up coughing and a blocked noise as the day went on i coughed a little blood up to?

Viral cold: The symptoms you describe are those of a viral illness or a cold. The coughing up blood may be just from a small blood vessel which broke from the coughing but you should keep an eye on whether it continues and especially if it is getting worse. If so then you should see your doctor. If it stops, then treat the cold symptomatically and you should be better in a 10-14 day period. ...Read more

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Have been bringing up lots of phlegm from cold not coughing up just coming up naturally for a week streaks of blood in it can bringing up phlegm all the time cause this?

Mgt: An inbox consultation to review would be helpful. You should consult with your PCP. for assessment for viral or bacterial infection, imaging and cultures. It may be due to a viral illness, but I think you should be seen. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Coughing Blood (Definition)

Hematemesis = vomiting blood. Hemoptysis = coughing up ...Read more