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Should I be coughing blood after having a pneumothorax?

Should I be coughing blood after having a pneumothorax?

Not really: Pneumothorax should mostly cause severe sob and chest pain, coughing blood can happen if it is traumatic causing mure severe injury or some pts can have pneumothorax and hemoptysis ie catamenial pneumothorax. ...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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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?

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

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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 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

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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?

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 more

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Coughing blood after having primary diagnosis indeterminate pulmonary nodules.

Coughing blood after having primary diagnosis indeterminate pulmonary nodules.

Need further evaluat: Inform your pulmonologist. Indeterminate pulmonary nodules with hemoptysis require tissue diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does tonsillities lead to coughing blood ?

Does tonsillities lead to coughing blood ?

Highly unlikely: This is a serious thing. Check with your lung doc and ask about bronchoscopy asap. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Coughing blood?

Coughing blood: Hematemesis = vomiting blood. Hemoptysis = coughing up blood from respiratory tract. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Coughing Blood (Definition)

Hematemesis = vomiting blood. Hemoptysis = coughing up ...Read more


Cough, Coughing Up Blood Or Blood In Sputum (Definition)

Cough, coughing up blood or blood in sputum ...Read more