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Blood when blowing nose and spitting up little blood and pink in morning could that be from post nasal drip from nose?

Blood when blowing nose and spitting up little blood and pink in morning could that be from post nasal drip from nose?

Very likely: Cause of the blood. If nose bleeds are significant have them evaluated. The most common area for bleeds are the anterior septum. Try gently rubbing a little otc antibiotic ointment on the septum every morning with a q-tip. Sometimes resolves the problem. ...Read more

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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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Coughing from sinus infection and coughing up blood?

Coughing from sinus infection and coughing up blood?

From the sinus: Some individuals can have a bloody nasal discharge from a sinus infection, if some of it is swallowed it may be coughed up too. If the symptom persists, use a saline sinus wash. ...Read more

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Itchy ears, nosebleed and spitting out blood?

Itchy ears, nosebleed and spitting out blood?

See doc: Nosebleeds and spitting out blood can be connected. Your age, frequency of nose bleeds, and how they have been managed can help. Knowing that there are no other problems such as smoking, cancer, chronic cough, points to spitting out blood from the nose bleed. Ears can itch from dry skin, wax, or just because. Try not to put anything into your ear. Seek help for nose bleed. See doc. ...Read more

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Nasal allergies and spitting up blood in the morning?

Nasal allergies and spitting up blood in the morning?

Nosebleeds : Are not uncommon with allergies. I would recommend saline rinses four times a day and start you allergy medicine, be it over the counter Cetirizine or prescription nose spray. Seek care if bleeds are lasting 30 minutes or more. ...Read more

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Sore throat coughing up phlegm and blood?

Sore throat coughing up phlegm and blood?

Need more info: My recommendation would be to see a doctor asap since coughing up blood never has a benign cause. On the other hand it would be helpful to know how long you have been ill, to whom you were exposed, whether you smoke, have fever, chills, nausea, shortness of breath, etc. Make a list of everything and take it with you to the doctor. ...Read more

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Occasional nose bleeds, coughing up blood, blood in stool, light headed, and ringing of the ears. Also gasping air at night. What could cause this?

Occasional nose bleeds, coughing up blood, blood in stool, light headed, and ringing of the ears. Also gasping air at night.  What could cause this?

Workup/mgt: There are several possible conditions that can be associated with your history. Sometimes there can be a problem with clotting, blood in the stool can be from an upper or lower tract bleed, hypertension may be associated with bleeding as well. A CBC diff, plts, coagulation studies are recommended as part of the work up. Eating green leafy vegetables provides a source of vitamin K. ...Read more

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Coughing up blood and blood when blowing my nose after i've been running - what could this mean?

Coughing up blood and blood when blowing my nose after i've been running - what could this mean?

Exercising when sick: That you are harming your body by not resting when you are ill. Exercising when you are sick is not wise; it is not healthy; and it is putting excess strain on your lungs and heart. Please contact your physician and rest a bit. ...Read more

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Plugged ears, spitting up green stuff with bit of blood, stuffy nose?

Plugged ears, spitting up green stuff with bit of blood, stuffy nose?

Upper respiratory infection: Probably a upper respiratory infection. The mucus you are producing is coming from the sinuses. For symptom relief you can use a saline nasal spray, and take a cold medicine that has a decongestant in it. If nasal stuffiness is intolerable, you could use a nasal spray like Afrin however when this medication wears off your nose will be stuffer then before you used it. You will need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Sinusitis with blood coming out my nose?

Sinusitis with blood coming out my nose?

Sinusitis: Sinusitis means inflammation of a sinus. In most people, acute sinusitis develops after a cold or flu-like illness. Congestion of nose associated with cold can cause bleeding from nose . If bleeding is not stopping or there is foul smell in nasal discharge or bleeding is going into mouth or feeling unwell then please consult a doctor. ...Read more

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Thick black green scab like coming from nose when blowing sinus pain and pressure and headaches?

Thick black green scab like coming from nose when blowing sinus pain and pressure and headaches?

Sinusitis?: It sounds like you may be dealing with a sinus infection. You need to see your doctor to be evaluated and given the appropriate treatment. I hope you feel better soon! ...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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Coughing up mucus with traces of blood. Swollen tonsils and throat. Is the blood likely just due to coughing breaking the blood vessels in throat?

Coughing up mucus with traces of blood. Swollen tonsils and throat. Is the blood likely just due to coughing breaking the blood vessels in throat?

Yes: Excessive pressure from coughing can break capillaries and cause small amount of blood to appear in the mucus. Take a probiotic (Megafood Megaflora Plus brand), zinc 50 mg/day (NOW is a good brand), Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand) or sunshine for 30-45 minutes at noon daily to get over the the infection faster. Throat coat liquorice tea (consume several times/day) also helps to reduce pain. ...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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Sore throat, cough & congested nose. Coughing up/blowing out of nose bright yellow mucus. Why is it bright yellow?

Sore throat, cough & congested nose. Coughing up/blowing out of nose bright yellow mucus. Why is it bright yellow?

Well...: The colour of infected secretions is highly variable... Bright yellow or brownish, or bloody all can mean the same... No reason other than the type of bacteria or virus and the area infected ...Read more

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Constantly coughing yellow mucus with a little blood for over 2 and a half weeks. I also wake up with stuffy nose and with more phlegm to cough out.

Constantly coughing yellow mucus with a little blood for over 2 and a half weeks. I also wake up with stuffy nose and with more phlegm to cough out.

Coughing: Use salt eater nose drops to help clear your nose 4 times daily. Use a vaporizer sleep on several pillows. Since its been longer than 10 days that you have been ill, see your pcp. You may have a sinus infection and need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Coughing sometimes coughing up white mucous and some horasness get slight headache when coughing?

Coughing sometimes coughing up white mucous and some horasness get slight headache when coughing?

White mucus: This coughing up of white mucus along with hoarseness is typical of laryngopharangeal reflux. The mucus actually emanates from the base of your throat and not from the back of the nose or the windpipe. This is difficult to eradicate. Getting a headache from forceful coughing may not have a serious cause unless frequent headaches occur other times also. An otolaryngologist is best to evaluate you. ...Read more

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Blood in saliva when i spit and blow my nose?

Nosebleed: See an ENT to be evaluated if this does not go away quickly. Usually it can be stopped right in the office. ...Read more

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My friend gets random nose bleeds and coughs up blood randomly as well is that a sign of some kind of cancer?

My friend gets random nose bleeds and coughs up blood  randomly as well is that a sign of some kind of cancer?

Nose bleeds: I'm going to resume that your 'friend' is near to your age. Even if they are twice as old I would think cancer is NOT the most likely diagnosis. The most benign possibility is friable nasal tissue that bleeds chronically (and he could cough that as well). More seriously, they may have abnormal blood coagulation for many reasons. See a doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi. I have a brain tumor and i just now had a nose bleed and coughed up blood. What do i do?

Hi. I have a  brain tumor and i just now had a nose bleed and coughed up blood. What do i do?

Epistaxis: Unless you know something I don't, nose bleed is not related to brain tumor. Nose bleeds are common in winter or with irritation due to colds. Sometimes blood runs down back of throat and is coughed up. Should stop when bleeding stops. Use cool compress and rest. If you have afrin (oxymetazoline) nasal spray put a few squirts up the nostril. This works very well. ...Read more

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Occasional nose bleeds, coughing up blood, blood in stool, light headed, and ringing of the ears. Also gasping air at night. What could cause this?

Workup/mgt: There are several possible conditions that can be associated with your history. Sometimes there can be a problem with clotting, blood in the stool can be from an upper or lower tract bleed, hypertension may be associated with bleeding as well. A CBC diff, plts, coagulation studies are recommended as part of the work up. Eating green leafy vegetables provides a source of vitamin K. ...Read more

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My friend has stomach pains, nose bleeds, coughing up blood, fainting, bruises and small lumps on her chest. Can this be lung/breast Cancer?

My friend has stomach pains, nose bleeds, coughing up blood, fainting, bruises and small lumps on her chest. Can this be lung/breast Cancer?

Doctors appointment: I dont think we should answer if this a sign of cancer, but we should get your friend to her doctor for a full evaluation for causes of her symptons. Dont have her delay the visit. ...Read more

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I'm 19yo & have been perfectly healthy my whole life. I've been having nose bleeds & stomach pain followed by coughing up blood. What's going on?

I'm 19yo & have been perfectly healthy my whole life. I've been having nose bleeds & stomach pain followed by coughing up blood. What's going on?

Nose bleeds: You are probably aspirating the blood from your nose and is irritating your stomach.Your phlegm would also be bloody because of your bloody nose. The important thing is to find the cause of your bloody nose see an ENT specialist for cause and possibly cautery of your nose. ...Read more

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Nose bleeds in sleep. Recently bloody tears, red eyes, bleeding ears, coughing up blood. Not mass amounts but still noticeable. What could cause this?

Nose bleeds in sleep. Recently bloody tears, red eyes, bleeding ears, coughing up blood. Not mass amounts but still noticeable. What could cause this?

SEE MD NOW!: Unexplained bleeding from multiple places could mean that your body's natural blood clotting ability has failed. That is very serious and possibly fatal. See a health provider today! ...Read more

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What should I do? I've been coughing up blood every now and then, also i get migraines and sometimes i get nose bleeds following the migraines. I've also been waking up in the morning dizzy and light headed and sometimes confused, what could that be?

What should I do? I've been coughing up blood every now and then, also i get migraines and sometimes i get nose bleeds following the migraines. I've also been waking up in the morning dizzy and light headed and sometimes confused, what could that be?

Yes see a doctor: Maybe you have chronic sinus issues which might explain much of what is occurring, but the morning issues might suggest a sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea, or even a nocturnal seizure. You are complex and need help in both diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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11 daughter nose been bleeding for a couple days and she has been coughing up blood. We live in nv, what shld i be watching for?

11 daughter nose been bleeding for a couple days and she has been coughing up blood. We live in nv, what shld i be watching for?

Bloody nose: She is coughing up blood which she has aspirated from her nose. Stop the bleeding in her nose with compression, then apply saline gel to her nostrils. The bleeding is due to dryness in her nasal passages which have eroded her small nasal blood vessels causing the bleeding. Use a vaporizer at night for moisture. ...Read more

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What can I do if my nose has been bleeding and I've been coughing up blood. What is it?

Various things: Nosebleeds can occur from any part of the nose. In children, 90% of nose bleeds occur in front near the nostrils, which is why pinching the nose helps stop it, since pressure is applied. In adults, it can also be posteriorly, so pinching helps in fewer cases. Lean head forward, not backward, so you do not swallow the blood. May need scope to evaluate for nasal mass and blood work to check if ok. ...Read more

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IM 25 weeks pregnant and have had a severe cold / cough this week. Bloody nose the past 3 days , mucus is a very dark green. Today my phlegm had blood?

IM 25 weeks pregnant and have had a severe cold / cough this week. Bloody nose the past 3 days , mucus is a very dark green. Today my phlegm had blood?

See a doctor: With these sorts of symptoms, you need answers. I would worry that your platelet count might have dropped as a result of the viral infection - allowing the blood to become thinner, such that you'd have nose bleeding and blood in the sputum. Hopefully you're plugged into an Ob/Gyn practice - I would call them and try to get seen today. If it's after hours and you're not doing well- go to the ER. ...Read more

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I woke up with blood in my mouth this am. My throat seemed dry causing me to wake up and causing me to cough a couple times. I don't have bloody nose?

I woke up with blood in my mouth this am. My throat seemed dry causing me to wake up and causing me to cough a couple times. I don't have bloody nose?

Periodontal Issue: According to your symptoms is possible your gums are bleeding due to gingivitis or periodontal disease. Plaque and tar accumulation irritates the gums leading to bleeding, sour taste , dry mouth. See your dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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In the past 6 weeks i have had 3 major nose bleeds The blood almost spurts out of my nose leading to profuse bleeding which takes 30 -45 min to stop ?

In the past 6 weeks i have had 3 major nose bleeds The blood almost spurts out of my nose leading to profuse bleeding which takes 30 -45 min to stop ?

Cauterize: This sounds very disruptive! Most likely its a brittle vessel high up in the nose. See an ENT who can cauterize it and check for anything suspicious up there. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someones nose to bleed almost every day? My husband is 24 and gets nosebleeds almost everyday and he gets them for no reason without even touching his nose itll start bleeding and he will let the blood drip till it stops which is usually

Is it normal for someones nose to bleed almost every day? My husband is 24 and gets nosebleeds almost everyday and he gets them for no reason without even touching his nose itll start bleeding and he will let the blood drip till it stops which is usually

It : It is certainly not normal to have nosebleeds daily. Most nosebleeding situations should resolve with a few days unless there are other underlying problems. Some of these predisposing conditions include deficiency of clotting factors, high blood pressure resulting in rupture of the vessels, trauma to the nasal membranes, sinus disease, vascular lesions, or rarely tumors of the nasal passages. Your husband's condition should be evaluated by an ENT specialist promptly. Besides treating any underlying condition, prolonged bleeding can lead to anemia which can then lead to other complications. ...Read more

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I smell blood in my 2 year old's nose. Over the past week she has had 2 nose bleeds and she fell from her bike prior to this. Is her nose bleeding int?

I smell blood in my 2 year old's nose. Over the past week she has had 2 nose bleeds and she fell from her bike prior to this. Is her nose bleeding int?

Not likely: If her nose were bleeding internally it would appear in her mouth. She probably has some rawness that may be causing the smell. Also make sure she doesn't have a foreign object stuck in her nose. use a salt water nose spray to get out dried blood and also help prevent future nose bleeds ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Coughing Blood (Definition)

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more