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My dad had been coughing blood is it normal?

My dad had been coughing blood is it normal?

No...: Coughing blood is never normal and since malignancy can cause coughing blood, it is a symptom that needs a doctor to evaluate to be sure there is no malignancy present. It can also be due to bronchitis which is also the most likely reason for coughing blood, or hemoptysis. If your father smokes, he needs to quit to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more

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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 a cough for about 3 days but today i woke up coughing blood should I go to er? Or what should I do?

I have a cough for about 3 days but today i woke up coughing  blood should I go to er? Or what should I do?

Blood?: Check with your lung doc asap. Less expensive than er and better knowledge about coughing up blood. Do not ignore this blood. ...Read more

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I can feel a lump in my throat when I lift my head, there's also a bit of pain involved when I do that. I also started coughing blood when I cough fro?

I can feel a lump in my throat when I lift my head, there's also a bit of pain involved when I do that. I also started coughing blood when I cough fro?

See your doctor.: Coughing up blood is never normal. It deserves an evaluation to sort out what is going on. See your doctor soon. Do not delay. Good luck ...Read more

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I've been sick for a few days with headache and sore throat with pain and cough. Today I was coughing blood. Should it worry me? Is it contagious?

I've been sick for a few days with headache and sore throat with pain and cough. Today I was coughing blood. Should it worry me? Is it contagious?

See a doctor: Coughing up blood can be non-serious (blood from dried out nasal passages) or it can be serious (bacterial infection in the lungs, cancer). I would get seen by a doctor, possibly get a chest x-ray and treatment for whatever the underlying cause might be. ...Read more

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I am very concerned bout my dad..coughing up blood. What to do?

I am very concerned bout my dad..coughing up blood. What to do?

Take him to the ER!: Coughing up blood is a sign of nothing good. He needs to be seen right away. Good luck! ...Read more

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My dad is coughing up blood but only once in a while should I take him to a doctor?

Yes: Please.Take him to see his doctor. Thank you for taking such good care of your dad. ...Read more

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My husband is coughing blood in sputum occassionally. Chest xray is normal cbc shows low wbc count which is 3000 my doc says not to worry but concernd?

My husband is coughing blood in sputum occassionally. Chest xray is normal cbc shows low wbc count which is 3000 my doc says not to worry but concernd?

Hmmm...: I'm always a little concerned about coughing up blood. The low WBC may be from a viral infection which could possibly cause the sputum problem. I would expect that to resolve in 10-14 days. If he still has cough, blood in the sputum I would see the doctor again. Also, it is always reasonable to recheck the WBC in 2-4 weeks to see if it's back to normal. If not, another cause needs to be found ...Read more

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My father choked on a small chicken bone tonight & started retching and coughing up blood. I think he cut his throat. How can he relieve the soreness?

My father choked on a small chicken bone tonight & started retching and coughing up blood. I think he cut his throat. How can he relieve the soreness?

Chicken none: He probably needs to be checked out asap . He might be at choking risk from any retained food material and may have to be examined for the extent of his injury. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Coughing Blood (Definition)

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


Cough, Coughing Up Blood Or Blood In Sputum (Definition)

Cough, coughing up blood or blood in sputum ...Read more