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Nosebleed 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
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
Blood when blowing nose and spitting up little blood and pink in morning could that be from post nasal drip from nose?
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
Not good.: Needs to see doc. This may be as simple as coughing so hard that there is a little bleeding from the upper airway and the force produces a slight decrease in blood flow to the brain OR this could be something much more serious. Should get this checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hmm: Probably not, but could be. You should have both looked at! ...Read more
See doctor...: Coughing up blood is called hemoptysis. The most common cause of hemoptysis is bronchitis but there are many other causes, including malignancy. You need to see a doctor so you can be properly evaluated and treated. It is important to know what other symptoms you are having. If you smoke, you need to quit today. ...Read more
Coughing blood: The most common reason for coughing up blood in an infection. However, we always worry about rare things lik cancers in the lungs or other conditions such as sarcoidosis. This is certainly worth seeing your doctor and at least getting a chest x-ray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor: Coughing up blood is not a good thing. Many things can cause this. If you have had a cold with frequent coughing, you may see some blood tinged phlegm but that is usually from irritation. If there is a history of night sweats, weight loss and/or fever i might be concerned for tuberculosis. Please see your doctor immediately if this fits what you have been experiencing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Go to ER: Congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and now feel like fluid build up with coughing up blood-- suggests exacerbation of CHF and possible added pneumonia. Coughing up blood is related to all above and added effect of blood thinner that you are probably taking. Need to be seen urgently for direct care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Go To ER: If you are bleeding that much you need to be seen by an ent. If it is significant go to the emergency room. ...Read more
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
I have been sneezing and coughing and head stopped up and now im coughing up mucus with some blood in it. Can a cold cause this?
Or....: secondary infection on top of previous one. cannot say in your particular case, but generally, mild viral infections have mild symptoms. HOwever, they frequently cause irritation, breaks in the mucous linings, and predispose to have whatever germs that are there to grow, possibly invade, and cause a second (bacterial) infection that is helped by antibiotics. ...Read more
Why do I keep blowing small blood clots out of my nose as well as coughing up grey, sticky phlegm?
Unknown: You need to be examined and worked up carefully for recurrent clots. ...Read more
A nosebleed is a symptom in which there is enough bleeding in the nose for a person to see it coming out of the nose or taste it going down the throat. Nosebleeds are often due to a broken small blood vessel, and stop when a clot forms at the break in the blood vessel. ...Read more
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