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Should I Be Coughing Blood After Having A Pneumothorax
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
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
Coughing blood started roughly two hours ago without nasty consistent cough prior to it.... Shortness of breath began 2 weeks ago....
Hemoptysis: Or coughing up blood is a steel riots issue. Would recommend evaluation asap. ...Read more
my brother is 36 and and he had fever, cough, for past one week. For last2 days morning only he is coughing blood clot like 2-3 spoons .
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'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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If this is you, go see a doctor and get a chest x-ray. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Call doctor...: Your wife's doctor will get the result of her scan within a few days to a week. She should call her doctor's office and let them know when and where the scan was done and ask if the results are available yet. Also, make a follow-up appointment when you tell them the scan is complete. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I started coughing blood early this morning is it pneumonia as i was caught in the rain yesterday ?
Today at practice I started coughing blood after pushing myself to hard, but why blood? And why this? No astma nd pretty sure didn't bit my tounge
See your doctor: Having recurring illness is troubling. In order to achieve a specific and correct doagnosis with symptoms like this, you'll need to visit your doctor. Only after a face-to-face evaluation will he/she be able to properly diagnose and treat you. ...Read more
Not blood-tinged..: If a ptis coughing up frank blood (hemoptysis), then it's a potential emergency (e.g. Go to the energency department)- the next cough could break a large blood vessel. Otherwise, blood-tinged sputum can occur with forceful coughing with some smaller blood vessels breaking. In the latter scenario, as long as a person can breath fine, then schedue a visit with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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