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I have vision loss every time I cough or blow my nose. Is this a sign of something serious?

I have vision loss every time I cough or blow my nose. Is this a sign of something serious?

Cough: This is not common. Coughing and blowing the nose are valsalva maneuvers. These should not cause vision loss. Check with your local ophthalmologist and primary doctor on this one. ...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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It's been a couple of days since blurriness in one of my eyes. How long will it take to heal? I have severe cough and cold, and blow my nose a lot.

It's been a couple of days since blurriness in one of my eyes. How long will it take to heal? I have severe cough and cold, and blow my nose a lot.

Viral syndrome: Your description is most consistent with a viral syndrome. The blurry vision may be due to eye surface irritation from conjunctivitis but it also can be related to inflammation in the cornea (keratitis) or rarely iritis. Since the blurriness seems to be persistent, I would go see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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I cough up clear bubbly phlem/mucus. The same when I blow my nose every 5 minutes. I'm pregnant so its gotten worse.

I cough up clear bubbly phlem/mucus. The same when I blow my nose every 5 minutes. I'm pregnant so its gotten worse.

Rhinitis: You have a post nasal drip which is making you cough. Use saline nose drops to help your drip. Also breath in steam from hot showers to give you relief from your nasal congestion. Use a vaporizer and sleep on several pillows. ...Read more

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Upon waking up from a nap or nights sleep I spit up blood about 5 times then it clears. What could it be? Its only when I wake up and when I blow my nose there is no blood and when I cough no blood.

Upon waking up from a nap or nights sleep I spit up blood about 5 times then it clears. What could it be? Its only when I wake up and when I blow my nose there is no blood and when I cough no blood.

The: The source of blood can be from the lungs (bronchitis, cancer), stomach or esophagus (ulcers, inflammation, or cancer), or upper respiratory (nose, sinuses, pharynx). You need to be seen by a physician who can help narrow the possibilities and get you to the appropriate specialist (e.g. Ent, pulmonologist, surgeon, radiologist) for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in my kidneys when I cough or blow my nose?

What could cause pain in my kidneys when I cough or blow my nose?

Back pain: It is unlikely related to your kidneys and more likely due to low back muscle strain which becomes aggravated with the trauma of cough or blowing of nose. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain in my kidneys when I cough or blow my nose?

What to do if I have pain in my kidneys when I cough or blow my nose?

Pain: Not the kidneys. Pain is most likely from back and paraspinous muscle splinting or spasm. Drink a lot of clear fluids, take antitussives, hot baths/showers, whirlpool. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain in my kidneys when I cough or blow my nose?

What can I do for this pain in my kidneys when I cough or blow my nose?

Muscle: What you describe is most likely a muscle pull in your back that is aggravated by sneezing. Ask you doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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I have aches, congestion, coughing, trouble breathing and when I cough or blow my nose there is blood. Should I be concerned? What can I do?

I have aches, congestion, coughing, trouble breathing and when I cough or blow my nose there is blood. Should I be concerned? What can I do?

Yes, see your doctor: You need evaluation and treatment, the congestion may be causing the bloody phlegm and discharge, you may need prescription medicines. Meanwhile, use saline nasal wahes, salt water gargles, fluids, rest and pain killers, good luck ...Read more

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Constant crackling in my ear when I cough or blow my nose. What could be wrong?

Constant crackling in my ear when I cough or blow my nose. What could be wrong?

Eustachian tube: The eustachian tube is a small tube-like canal which connects the inner part of the ear called middle ear to the back of the nose and upper throat. Its function is to equalize the air pressure within the middle ear and the pressure outside it.
You likely have swelling in the eustachian tube. Try taking sudafed or a similar decongestant. ...Read more

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I have this nagging soreness above my left rib cage- right below my left breast. It only bothers my when I cough or blow my nose.?

I have this nagging soreness above my left rib cage- right below my left breast. It only bothers my when I cough or blow my nose.?

Getting over a cold?: If you've recently had a cold with a lot of coughing, you may have strained some muscles in your chest wall from all of the coughing. This should gradually resolve over time. If it doesn't, or if it seems unrelated to a recent cough or other musculoskeletal injury, then it'd probably be a good idea to get checked out. ...Read more

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I've had a sinus cold for 6 days now. Thick yellow mucus when I cough or blow my nose. Horrible sinus pressure headaches. Do I need an antibiotic?

I've had a sinus cold for 6 days now. Thick yellow mucus when I cough or blow my nose. Horrible sinus pressure headaches. Do I need an antibiotic?

Probability says NO: Unless you've got fevers and other symptoms of a bacterial infection (such as a positive STREP), or bronchial expectorations which have been cultured positive for pathogens then, your yellow mucus is as informatively distinguishing between bacterial or viral infection as the smile of a politician is helpful to me to tell between sincerity at wanting to help me on an issue vs. Having TERRIBLE GAS! ...Read more

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Should I blow my nose or sniff, I hate sniffing and usually develop a cough if I do but apparently its healthier. Is that true?

Should I blow my nose or sniff, I hate sniffing and usually develop a cough if I do but apparently its healthier. Is that true?

Netti Pot: Either sniffing or blowing are fine (blowing really hard can cause problems, but this is rare).

If you have a lot of nasal congestion, you may want to try a netti pot like neilmed sinus rinse. This can help clear the nose gently without medication.

If the problem doesn't go away, your doctor may be able to prescribe medications that can help your nasal condition. ...Read more

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Somethimes I blow my nose something black comes out also when cough comes out from mouth?

Somethimes I blow my nose something black comes out also when cough comes out from mouth?

Environment?: Could possibly be something from school, work or your surroundings. If you live in an area with allot of industrial smoke stacks, wood burning, etc this may be the cause. Look to the simple things first. ...Read more

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I hv a dry cough and a congested headache but when I blow my nose it's clear. Is there anything to help?

I hv a dry cough and a congested headache but when I blow my nose it's clear. Is there anything to help?

Some suggestions: Your illness may be a viral infection, but if there is a high fever, localized pain, worsening or persistent symptoms, a follow up visit should be done. Typically a viral illness will resolve within 10 days. Nasal saline, tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever, fluids and rest are advised. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not like go blow my nose, it just doesn't feel right but I need to cause it makes me cough more any tips?

What to do if I do not like go blow my nose, it just doesn't feel right but I need to cause it makes me cough more any tips?

Mucus & cough: Greetings. Since you don't like to blow your nose, try a saline nasal/sinus rinse. This will help to clear your nasal passages of the thick irritating mucus that causes a cough. ...Read more

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I think I have Bronchitis. When I blow my nose, it's a very light green. I cough and sometimes I can get mucus out and when I do, it's also green/whit?

I think I have Bronchitis. When I blow my nose, it's a very light green. I cough and sometimes I can get mucus out and when I do, it's also green/whit?

Can be sinusitis: Not bronchitis, you want to see your doctor for possible need for prescription medications as antibiotics. Saline nasal washes would help in the interim, good luck ...Read more

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I've been sick, my back hurts very bad anytime I cough, sneeze, or blow my nose?

I've been sick, my back hurts very bad anytime I cough, sneeze, or blow my nose?

Sick back hurts: I've been sick, my back hurts very bad anytime I cough, sneeze, or blow my nose? ANS: How are u sick? Diarrhea, vomiting? If so sounds like you are having muscle spasms. If your are sick and bleeding see Dr. If you are sick and losing weight see Dr. If you are sick and having chills and fever see Dr. If you are sick and pregnant see Dr. I am here till 4 AM PCT to help. ...Read more

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I have a hard cough after 7 days of battling viral pharyngitis. I wake with dry bloody snot when I blow my nose and pain in my chest from coughing all?

I have a hard cough after 7 days of battling viral pharyngitis. I wake with dry bloody snot when I blow my nose and pain in my chest from coughing all?

Get evaluated.: Assuming this was viral from the get-go, you should be better by now. Viral infections generally will last 3-5 days; you’re still so sick after 7 days, so there’s a better chance that something else is going on that may benefit from treatment. You need to be evaluated at this point. ...Read more

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Morning I have had the cough still for weeks now and got a bit better but now my nose is all blocked up when I blow my nose ears get blocked and heada?

Morning I have had the cough still for weeks now and got a bit better but now my nose is all blocked up when I blow my nose ears get blocked and heada?

Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs mulitply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Pleasant tasting too! Please see doc. Olive leaf extract is a good natural anti-microbial. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why would I have blood when I blow my nose? Or when I cough up mucus there is sometimes blood as well? I do not have a fever.

Why would I have blood when I blow my nose? Or when I cough up mucus there is sometimes blood as well? I do not have a fever.

Bloody nose: Nasal tissue is thin and rich in blood vessels. It is highly sensitive to humidity and a lack of it dries out, often with forced air heating in cold weather. There will be nasal blood with blowing, spotty not copious. Some blood may be aspirated from the nose into secretions which run back into the nasopharynx and then coughed up. IF, however, blood is consistently coughed, further exam is best. ...Read more

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I've been coughing a lot and I wake up feeling like I got hit by a train. When I blow my nose or cough up mucus, it's brown. What could be wrong?

I've been coughing a lot and I wake up feeling like I got hit by a train. When I blow my nose or cough up mucus, it's brown. What could be wrong?

See a doctor: You may need a chest x-ray after a full exam. Need more info about whether you have had fever, chest pain, shortness of breath and so on. Please go see someone soon and start the new year out healthy., best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a mild headache, runny nose and a cough. When I cough sometimes mucus mixed with blood comes up, and everytime I blow my nose blood comes out.

I have a mild headache, runny nose and a cough. When I cough sometimes mucus mixed with blood comes up, and everytime I blow my nose blood comes out.

Coughing blood bad: Nose bleeds can not only drip out the front, but can also drip down the back and when that mucus is brought up it has bloody streaks. However, if the blood is truly being coughed from the lungs, it is very important to see a physician immediately for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a real bad cough, stuffy nose. I been like this for a week now. I have whezzing, sometimes have a little pain in my chest, get headaches, . When I blow my nose yellow stuff comes out. Sometimes blood comes out of my nose. My coughing is worse.

If: If you are wheezing and have chest pain you could be dealing with asthma, bronchitis, or other respiratory illness. You definitely need to see your doctor for an evaluation and treatment. You may require antibiotics and/or medications (i.E inhaler) to help relieve your wheezing.
Please seek care right away. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more


Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more