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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

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My dad had been coughing blood is it normal?

My dad had been coughing blood is it normal?

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

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Only coughing blood in morning, is that cancer?

Coughing up blood: Whether you cough up blood am or pm is usually a bad thing. It could very well be cancer. It could also be drainage from your sinuses and infection. It really needs to be looked at...The sooner the better. ...Read more

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My wife started coughing blood, she did a scan, after seeing the doc. How do we get results?

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

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I think I may have inhaled a shard of glass but im not coughing blood. I'm still really worried?

I think I may have inhaled a shard of glass but im not coughing blood. I'm still really worried?

Get checked: X rays will likely show glass if it is large and dense enough. See a doctor /urgent care or emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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Had a cough for a few months and I just started coughing up blood. What is wrong with me?

Had a cough for a few months and I just started coughing up blood. What is wrong with me?

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

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Coughing blood maybe due to what?

Coughing blood maybe due to what?

See doctor: See a doctor for an exam to find out what is going on with your coughing. There are a number of things that can cause this. You need to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u coughing blood?

Many things: Coughing blood could mean a lung infection, lung cancer, pulmonary embolism, and more. You should visit a doctor right away to determine the cause. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about coughing blood?

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

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What does it mean when you are coughing blood?

What does it mean when you are coughing blood?

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

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Showering hot water can cause coughing blood?

No.: It might trigger it, but there has to be a disease going on to produce that. See your dr. ...Read more

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What can coughing blood be when cat and X-ray are clear?

Hemoptysis: Coughing up blood can be from:
bronchitis (acute, chronic)
bronchiectasis
lung cancer or other lung tumors
use of blood thinners
pneumonia
pulmonary embolism
congestive heart failure
tuberculosis
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

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I am coughing blood and it is hard to breathe... I think its bronchitis, but I have never coughed blood before?

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

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Coughing blood weeks?

Not normal: Need to get an exam and chest x-ray. If you smoke also a ct scan. If all is clear ask to see a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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I am 24 years old I am coughing blood for two days ago?

I am 24 years old I am coughing blood for two days ago?

That is a little: Bothersome. The most common cause in an otherwise healthy young person is severe bronchitis. If it is any significant amount, ie not just streaks in sputum, you should be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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I was coughing blood last night, would it be alright if I smoke again tonight?

I was coughing blood last night, would it be alright if I smoke again tonight?

Smoke what?: Seems common sense would dictate you don't smoke any more, period. It isn't healthy at all. Neither cigarette, pipe, cigar or marijuana smoke is healthy. Visit your doctor to be sure the hemoptysis (coughing up blood) has a benign cause. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a nasty cough and keep coughing up blood?

Need doctor ASAP!: Coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is a symptom that always requires an evaluation by a doctor. Hemoptysis can be due to bronchitis but it can also be a sign of malignancy so you need to be evaluated by a doctor today! If you are short of breath, go to the er! ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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