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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
Hello doctor, 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.
He needs to see hi d: He needs to be seen by his doctor. ...Read more
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?
See your doctor.: Coughing up blood is never normal. It deserves an evaluation to sort out what is going on. See your doctor soon. Do not delay. Good luck ...Read more
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?
Need further evaluat: Inform your pulmonologist. Indeterminate pulmonary nodules with hemoptysis require tissue diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes: If this is you, go see a doctor and get a chest x-ray. ...Read more
Not normal: Most common cause of hemoptysis (coughing up blood) is bronchits and pneumonia. Many other possibilites exist especially if he is a smoker including blood clots, cancers, infections, circulation abnormalites, pulmonary embolus, bronchiectasis to name some. Most commonly a small blood vessel in the bronchiolar circulation breaks from coughing but would get medical evaluation and chest xray. ...Read more
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 more
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
Need further evaluat: Any number of possibilities. Has the patient been drinking red bulk? ...Read more
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 more
Many possible causes: Per Mayo Clinic, possible reasons for coughing blood include: chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, cystic Fibrosis, pneumonia, abscess of lung, emphysema, pulmonary embolism, chest trauma, parasitic infections. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptoms/coughing-up-blood/basics/causes/sym-20050934 ...Read more
Coughing up blood can be from:
bronchitis (acute, chronic)
lung cancer or other lung tumors
use of blood thinners
congestive heart failure
autoimmune conditions (lupus, wegener’s granulomatosis, microscopic polyangiitis, churg-strauss syndrome)
pulmonary arteriovenous malformation
some people with hemoptysis, no cause is ever identified. ...Read more
I am coughing blood and it is hard to breathe... I think its bronchitis, but I have never coughed blood before?
See a Dr right away: There are some things in life that can wait - sprains, strains, constipation.l - however difficulty breathing is NOT one of them. If you have pneumonia, asthma, TB or anything else that is making it difficult to breathe you should treat that as your #1 priority! 3 most important things are your ABCs (abacavir) (airway, breathing and circulation!). Get well soon! ...Read more
4a month or2 I have had coughing, diareah, loss of apatite. Last week I started coughing blood. And been weak felling should I be worried?
My boyfriend is coughing blood, it's not dark, it's pinkish. This is the second day, what can be wrong with him? Can he take anything, medication wise
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