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Spitting Up Bloody Phlegm
Yesterday, I smoked a cigarette for the first time in months. I woke up with the taste still in my mouth and spitting bloody phlegm. What could it be?
Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more
I had yellow phlegm 2 months ago from back throat.I'm not smoke.I don't cough. 2 weeks ago, i spit out thick pink bloody ball-like phlegm once each day
I have had a sore throat, only at night , the last few days, no cough. I have also been spitting up thick, very bloody, dark yellow phlegm repeatedly.
Bloody phlegm is bad: We can all get a nose bleed, but blood coming from the lungs is bad news. If you are coughing up blood seek urgent medical help. ...Read more
Spitting up bloody phlem day after nose bleed. Very hard to stop bleeding previous night. Should I see a Dr?
Nose bleed: Yes you should see a doctor. Have someone take you to the nearest emergency facility. ...Read more
What is this brown phlegm with solid stuff mean? I don't smoke but people around me do. It hard to spit out and taste is grose.
Phlegm: If you are coughing up brown phlegm then you have bronchitis. You can get bronchitis even without having chronic lung disease. Cigarette smoke (even second hand) can be act as an irritant which makes the bronchitis worse. As an aside, you can develop chronic lung disease from second hand smoke so be cautious about the company you keep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On occasion i will wake up in the morning and spit phlegm and its dark. Perhaps old blood. Its is just in the first spit and that's the only time. Ok?
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