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I'm Coughing Up Blood
When i breath in or out i taste blood in my mouth but there isn't any, and when i cough i feel like i'm coughing up blood but i'm not. Why is that?
Puzzler: If you taste blood but there is none, perhaps you are experiencing a metallic taste, which many describe blood to taste like. If so, think about medications being taken, many cause this, and there are medical conditions that can mimic this as well. It is beyond an internet diagnosis, and i suggest you see your physician soon to sort it out. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gross blood or: tinged mucous ? Per Mayo Clinic, possible reasons for coughing blood include: chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, cystic Fibrosis, pneumonia, abscess of lung, emphysema,pulmonary embolism, chest trauma, parasitic infections. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/coughing-up-blood/basics/causes/sym-20050934 ...Read more
I'm coughing up blood, my lower middle back hurts and I have a hernia that's kind of large. Could these things be a cause from the hernia?
Not normal: You didn't mention what type of surgery or when, but regardless i'd recommend you at least call your doctor. Asap. ...Read more
I have COPD & now i'm coughing up blood or something because it looks dark orange. I've been having sinus trouble from all the pollen..
COPD Exacerbation: Sounds like acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis. It is fairly common to have some blood streaked sputum during an exacerbation. In most patients with COPD the infectious trigger is bacterial so antibiotics are usually needed. Contact your physician to make an appointment. You may need antibiotics. If they feel you need more of a workup, they may order a cxr. ...Read more
I got drunk two weeks ago and smoked out of a dollar bill. Now I'm really sick and coughing up blood. What can I do?
See your doctor: coughing up blood is always a potential danger sign, and requires evaluation as soon as possible. I am not aware of anything in a dollar bill that can cause that kind of reaction, but you didn't say exactly WHAT you smoked, and I have the feeling it wasn't tobacco. See your doctor or go to an urgent care setting for evaluation, which may require a chest Xray/other tests. If cocaine, get help now ...Read more
I'm having trouble breathing, coughing up blood and mucous, and what appears to be scabs, chest pain especially when breathing in.
Evaluation: See a doctor for evaluation. Do not delay. ...Read more
Need doctor ASAP!: Coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is a symptom that always requires an evaluation by a doctor. Hemoptysis can be due to bronchitis but it can also be a sign of malignancy so you need to be evaluated by a doctor today! if you are short of breath, go to the er! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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