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Nosebleeds Pregnancy Coughed Blood
I know nosebleeds are common during pregnancy, but yesterday I coughed up blood. Could this be something serious?
Yes...: Coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is a symptom which always requires a doctor's evaluation. If you have shortness of breath, you should go to the nearest er now! Call your doctor today and let him/her know of this symptom. Possibilities include bronchitis but blood clot in your lungs, especially during pregnancy, is another possiblity. This could be a life-threatening problem. See a doctor today! ...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
Epistaxis: Large nosebleeds are never "normal." See your doctor to have this evaluated. Feel better! ...Read more
I had a bad nosebleed yesterday and today I coughed up blood but I don't cough it up every time. I have had a fever this past week what should I do?
See doctor...: The blood you coughed up could be related to the nose bleed. But, the fever makes acute bronchitis a likely diagnosis. Coughing up blood is called hemoptysis and the most common reason for it is bronchitis. You need to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment because you may need antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
Hemoptysis: The answer, unless the tablets were poisonous, is no. Coughing up blood can be a serious sign of lung disease. Are you a smoker? Get a chest x-ray. Have you had a URI for a week with lots of coughing? Get and x-ray but don't worry too much. Nose bleeds can be due to dry air, picking your nose of very high blood pressure among other thins. Without more symptoms I cannot be more specific. ...Read more
There's blood in my urine, I'm coughing out blood and I have nose bleeds, I'm soo scared, what could be wrong with me?
Bleeding : You have systemic internal bleeding the causes are so many. Please go to emergency room. First bleeding has to be stopped and with your medical history, family history, physical examination and lab work, the er doctor would guide you. Time is of the essence. Good luck. ...Read more
I never had nosebleeds before, but i just did, and choked and coughed up a huge blob of blood afterwards. I'm pregnant, and dizzy should I be worried?
Get it checked out: Nosebleeds, or epistaxis, is not uncommon in the winter due to the dry air and use of heat in the house and workplace. The issue with regard to pregnancy is that thrombocytopenia, or low platelet count, could be a reason for the nosebleed in someone who has never had one before. This should be excluded as a potential cause. ...Read more
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
A 13-year-old girl suffers from nose bleeds and coughs up blood. She has regular headaches and trouble seeing. Glasses not working. Help?
ENT doc: She needs to see an ENT doc for assessment of recurrent nosebleeds. ...Read more
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
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 am on ketorolac for an injury. 2 weeks I have woken up with blood from nose bleeds and recently experienced bleeding ears, eyes and coughing up bloo?
What should I do? I've been coughing up blood 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?
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
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
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
My friend has stomach pains, nose bleeds, coughing up blood, fainting, bruises and small lumps on her chest. Can this be lung/breast Cancer?
Yes: Nosebleeds are very common in pregnancy. Many women will experience them for the first time while pregnant. They are due to an increase in blood vessels in your nasal lining caused by the increase in estrogen coming from your placenta. If you have a nose bleed, pinch the fleshy part of your nose for 5-15 minutes and tilt your head forward a little to minimize swallowing too much blood. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on why it is bleeding. Often nosebleeds occur from the nose drying out. Using saline spray o keep the nose moist may help prevent nose bleeds. If your nose bleeds occur from the front near the nostrils, over the counter aqueous gels may help as well. If they continue, you should have some blood work done and possibly see an ENT doctor and get a nasal scope. ...Read more
Is it possible to feel pregnancy symtomps at 3 weeks 4 days? I urine more, have headaches, more tired than usual, nose bleeds, pinching feelings.
Possible: It is possible to experience those symptoms that early. Most of those are due to hormonal changes which begin very early. ...Read more
Nosebleeds terrify me. how probable is it to have during pregnancy? Should I walk around with paper towel in hand? And if twins, nose bleeds more?
Nosebleeds: Hello, the blood vessels in the front of your nose are very close to the mucosal surface. As air travels in and out of your nose, it can cause irritation. Other triggers include picking at the nose, allergy, intranasal medications, nasal oxygen administration recreational drugs, bleeding disorders, blood thinning medications and... Yes hypertension. Have your blood pressure checked to see if high. ...Read more
ER: Apply pressure to both nostrils with your thumb and fingers, breath through your mouth, and go to the ER to have it evaluated especially if it is due to trauma. If you have headlightness, call 911 for help, apply pressure to the nostril, lay down to the side to get enough blood to your brain and you don't aspirate it. ...Read more
Random nosebleed 2 nights ago. I have had a few since but nearly not as bad or long-lasting as the 1st. Is it normal? Also, to spit up blood after?
Recurrent nosebleeds not normal. Spitting up blood normal since blood swallowed.
See ENT doc for this problem. ...Read more
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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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