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Is coughing up blood a sign of a bronchitis infection?

Is coughing up blood a sign of a bronchitis infection?

It can be, but…: it can also be a sign of other things, in addition, and should be worked up by your physician. I would schedule an office appointment, and be alert for any other symptoms which may occur in the meantime. Good luck. ...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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What conditions would have the symptom of coughing up blood or blood in the phlegm?

What conditions would have the symptom of coughing up blood or blood in the phlegm?

Hemoptysis: Coughing up blood, hemoptysis, can represent serious disease including infection and cancer. You must see your doctor as soon as you can to evaluate your condition! ...Read more

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What are the causes of a person to cough up bloody flem after having a cold?

What are the causes of a person to cough up bloody flem after having a cold?

Cough: Sometimes forceful coughing can cause superficial blood vessels to rupture. Some infections are really irritating to the airway and leave it more susceptible to bleeding from the inflammation. In general, the cough and bloody expectorant should resolved or be resolving within a week of the infectious symptoms resolving. If you are concerned or symptoms don't resolve, see your doctor! ...Read more

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Is a cough a early sign of hiv?

Is a cough a early sign of hiv?

May be, but there : Are too many other causes that are more common. See this site for signs of hiv, keeping in mind that many patients with HIV have no signs or symptoms. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiv-aids/ds00005/dsection=symptoms. ...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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Is spitting up blood a sign of food poisoning for infants?

Is spitting up blood a sign of food poisoning for infants?

Concern: Spitting up blood is not normal. Your child should be seen immediately by your pediatrician or a hospital er to determine cause and provide rx. Please go now. I cannot emphasize this enough, please go now. ...Read more

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Help docs, is having just one symptom of coughing blood a sign of lung cancer?

Help docs, is having just one symptom of coughing blood a sign of lung cancer?

Can be: But is also seen with many other problems related to lungs and heart, sometimes as "simple" as a bronchitis. It should be evaluated, though. It can be something serious, especially if the patient is a smoker. Do you smoke? Hope not.... Best to you. ...Read more

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Can coughing up yellow mucus be a factor of hiv?

Can coughing up yellow mucus be a factor of hiv?

Highly unlikely: This is most likely acute bronchitis. However, it is useful to have HIV screening as a routine anyway. Check with your doc as you are concerned. ...Read more

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Is this the flu or a cold. No fever. Congestion productive cough but with small amount of blood in phlegm. I have a sore throat and neck hurts.

Is this the flu or a cold. No fever. Congestion productive cough but with small amount of blood in phlegm. I have a sore throat and neck hurts.

Could be either: Symptoms of flu and routine viral respiratory disease overlap. If it is within the first couple days then get viral cultures for flu and start tamiflu (oseltamivir) if positive to shorten and decrease illness. Otherwise treat symptoms. ...Read more

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Is chest congestion a symptom of the flu? I have a fever and cough with chest congestion. Could it be the flu or something else? .

Is chest congestion a symptom of the flu? I have a fever and cough with chest congestion. Could it be the flu or something else?

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ABSOLUTELY: These are all cold and flu symptoms--especially the fever. See your doctor for a diagnosis. In early stages, there are medications available to help thwart the symptoms and progression of the flu virus. ...Read more

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Is chest congestion a symptom of the flu? I have a fever and cough with chest congestion. Could it be the flu or something else? .

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Is chest congestion a symptom of the flu? I have a fever and cough with chest congestion. Could it be the flu or something else?  

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Could be.: If you are adult, you should take Amoxil 500 mg 4 times a day for 7 days. Phenergan (promethazine) dm cough syrup, one teaspooful 3 times a day till the cough improves. Also take Allegra 180 mg once at night for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Nose mucus with a bit of blood is a sign of what?

Thanks for asking!: Usually dry irritated mucosa. Try using a cool mist vaporizer and don't have air blowing across you. If worsens get checked. ...Read more

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Joseph is a healthy 9 year old.He coughed up specks of blood in his sputum first thing this morning. What is the cause?

Joseph is a healthy 9 year old.He coughed up specks of blood in his sputum first thing this morning. What is the cause?

See Your Doctor: 9 yr old, "coughed specks blood this morning". It is important to determine if the blood was actually from the lungs vs. upper respiratory tract. There is no other data given however sinus congestion/throat clearing over night can result in cough & can produce flecks of blood. It is important to have your child checked to make this determination. See your doctor for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Is having a lot of cold in your chest a sign of bronchitis?

Is having a lot of cold in your chest a sign of bronchitis?

Cold in chest: Possibly. See your doctor so he can auscultate your lungs to see if you have bronchitis. You may have to have an xray. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Influenza (Definition)

Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more


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Coughing Blood (Definition)

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