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I know nosebleeds are common during pregnancy, but yesterday I coughed up blood. Could this be something serious?

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

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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Does high blood pressure/nose bleeds result as a symptom of pregnancy?

Does high blood pressure/nose bleeds result as a symptom of pregnancy?

Strangely enough: It could be poor diet that causes both. Eating too many "empty calories" can cause nose bleeds and increased blood pressure, particularly all the sweet stuff. Pregnancy requires a pristine diet. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Coughed up a blood clot after nosebleed, is this normal?

Coughed up a blood clot after nosebleed, is this normal?

Yes: Not uncommon. Just keep an eye on how much blood you cough up. It should slow down as the bloody nose has stopped. If you continue coughing up blood, then this might be a whole new set of problems. ...Read more

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Hi could drinking two tablets 5 hours ago cause. Coughing up of blood and nose bleeds?

Hi could drinking two tablets 5 hours ago cause. Coughing up of blood and nose bleeds?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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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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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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?

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?

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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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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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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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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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 don't 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. Don't have her delay the visit. ...Read more

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Is it common to have nosebleeds in pregnancy?

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

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How can I prevent nosebleeds in pregnancy?

How can I prevent nosebleeds in pregnancy?

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

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What causes nosebleeds in pregnancy?

What causes nosebleeds in pregnancy?

Fragile capillaries: Due to the high estrogen levels in pregnancy, the small blood vessels in our mucous membranes (nasal areas, oral areas) can become fragile and easily irritated --- which is why pregnant women may see nosebleeds or bleeding gums more frequently. ...Read more

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Can nose bleeds be a sign of pregnancy?

Can nose bleeds be a sign of pregnancy?

No: Pregnancy increases the blood supply to mucus membranes in your mouth, nose and vagina. Nose bleeds and bleeding gums are common in pregnancy but they are not signs of pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a nosebleed is from high blood pressure?

How can I tell if a nosebleed is from high blood pressure?

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

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Heavy blood nosebleed from right nostril!, how to stop it?

Heavy blood nosebleed from right nostril!, how to stop it?

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

Dr. Mark Pack
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Nosebleed (Definition)

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