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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?

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

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I had a tonsillectomy 10 days ago and for the past few days have been bringing up green blood tinged mucus. Help! is this a normal part of healing?

I had a tonsillectomy 10 days ago and for the past few days have been bringing up green blood tinged mucus. Help! is this a normal part of healing?

Let your doctor know: I recommend you call your surgeon and let him know. This should be ok as long as you are not having frank bleeding from your throat. ...Read more

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I'm a diabetic and sometimes have a hard time bringing my blood sugar up. I drink sweet colas and still take 30 minutes to change? What else can I do?

I'm a diabetic and sometimes have a hard time bringing my blood sugar up. I drink sweet colas and still take 30 minutes to change? What else can I do?

Need more info: There are a lot of variables. How often are you having ow sugars & how low? Are you on insulin & what types? Are you on oral medications (sometimes it can be harder to treat lows in people on oral medications)? How is your kidney & liver function? For now get glucose tabs & take up to 3 & a Rx for glucagon pens which fix lows fast & inc sugar sig . After one of these eat protein to keep sugar up. ...Read more

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Can bringing up heaps of phlegm make your throat scratch and cause bright blood in phlegm?

Can bringing up heaps of phlegm make your throat scratch and cause bright blood in phlegm?

Yes: Yes. Vigorous coughing can break small blood vessels and cause those symptoms. However, coughing up blood should always be evaluated by an MD. ...Read more

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I bringing up phelgm with blood in but am not coughing them up they feel like sits at back of throat like i got something stuck there?

I bringing up phelgm with blood in but am not coughing them up they feel like sits at back of throat like i got something stuck there?

Pneumonia?: Despite what it "feels" like, most likely the blood and sputum (phlegm) are coming from bronchial tubes or lung. Maybe from your sinuses, but this is unlikely if no nasal congestion and no blood when you blow your nose. Blood in sputum (hemoptysis) has many possible causes, often serious (pneumonia, pulmonary embolism [blood clot], and more). See a doctor ASAP, i.e. before the weekend. ...Read more

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How does one notice hemoptysis? Blood taste in mouth? Feeling of bringing stuff up from the chest?

How does one notice hemoptysis? Blood taste in mouth? Feeling of bringing stuff up from the chest?

Cough from chest: By definition hemoptysis is when the patient coughs up blood from the lower Airways . it is important to differentiate hemoptysis from hematemesis , (vomiting blood), also from severe sinusitis ,when blood run down to the lower airways , then patient coughs the blood back up ...Read more

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When bringing up phlegm there is sometimes bright red blood in it, especially in the mornings. Chest xray shows no reasons for this. ?

When bringing up phlegm there is sometimes bright red blood in it, especially in the mornings. Chest xray shows no reasons for this. ?

Hemoptysis: Hi, a forceful cough can rupture small blood vessels and cause hemoptysis (blood in sputum), so the most common cause is a Bronchitis (therefore X-ray would be normal), other causes Bronchiectasis (a chronic dilatation of small airways leading to infection), Pneumonia, Tuberculosis and cancer. If your X-ray is normal then Allergy, Bronchitis, bleeding from ur gum could be the reasons. ...Read more