Doctor insights on:
Taste Of Blood After Coughing
For past week i've had small streaks of blood in phlegm in the morning. Some blood stains when blow nose. Not sick with cold or flu. Cause?
Blood from nose: Blood from nose (epistaxis) can be due to the high heat in the midwest & most of the country right now. The heat can dry out mucous membranes causing bleeding and 'small streaks of blood phlegm' and 'when blowing nose.' you may want to see your doctor bleeding becomes excessive or persists. Topical vaseline or Bacitracin on the nasal septum may help protect the mucous membranes from drying. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Daughter ran mile, had blood like taste in throat & mouth dizziness, trouble breathing. Drank water still had taste of blood no blood visible. Asthma?
Asthma unlikely: You have a 9!year old daughter. She ran 1 mile. She tasted blood, was dizzy and had trouble breathing. It is unlikely to be a true asthma. She most likely improved with rest. See your pediatrician. A physician supervised exercise regimen is important. Pulmonary hypertension is rare and that is part of your question. For future sports it is worth the visit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How does one notice hemoptysis? Blood taste in mouth? Feeling of bringing stuff up from the chest?
Cough from chest: By definition hemoptysis is when the patient coughs up blood from the lower Airways . it is important to differentiate hemoptysis from hematemesis , (vomiting blood), also from severe sinusitis ,when blood run down to the lower airways , then patient coughs the blood back up ...Read more
Coughing up mucus with traces of blood. Swollen tonsils and throat. Is the blood likely just due to coughing breaking the blood vessels in throat?
Yes: Excessive pressure from coughing can break capillaries and cause small amount of blood to appear in the mucus. Take a probiotic (Megafood Megaflora Plus brand), zinc 50 mg/day (NOW is a good brand), Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand) or sunshine for 30-45 minutes at noon daily to get over the the infection faster. Throat coat liquorice tea (consume several times/day) also helps to reduce pain. ...Read more
Waking up often during mornings with taste of blood (metallic?) in mouth.No blood when I spit out
Is Mouth/Chest source?Also have high blood pressure
Drug side effect?: In addition to infections (bronchial, sinus, etc), many drugs, including some used for high blood pressure, can cause abnormal taste sensations. Google "drug side effects" to find several resources where you can search your medications to see if they have this effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry cough for 2 weeks then productive cough white sputum then vomiting after attacks of cough then after 1 month sputum contain blood ?
Cough: Cough is one of the most common symptoms. One of the reasons could be adult whooping cough (cough with vomiting). The "whoop" is characteristic only to kids not adults. Other reasons can be chronic bronchitis for example. Eventually cough begets cough. I would highly recommend a pulmonolgist to check ur lungs, measure their capacity as well as test your phlegm in a culture to diagnose infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had chest pain and a cough among other flu like symptoms for six weeks. Dizziness and metallic taste in mouth after coughing. What is this?
Sinus infection: You sound like you've developed a sinus infection or acute bronchitis - you should see your family doctor to see if a course of antibiotics is appropriate. Take your temperature: do you have fever? Are you producing phlegm, either from your cough or your nose? If so, what color is it? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does my cough after taste, taste like metal? ( Coughed a couple of times in the past two days though). Mucus this morning was little yellow.
See a doctor: the metal test after a cough could be concerning because sometime it could be the test of iron and that could mean that there is a blood might not be visible in you sputum so my advice go and see a doctor will examine you either will assure you or treat you of course there is a lot of other theory to explain the metal test as well good luck ...Read more
Difficult to even: Begin to speculate a diagnosis. Best to be evaluated by your pcp for an exam and labs to better be able to render a diagnosis. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Metallic mouth taste: There are many causes for a metal taste in the mouth. Most are systemic and need a internal medical consult to find the answer. They will check diet meds topicals, etc that may be involved. The mouth often reflects conditions elsewhere in the body. Pay attention when our body sends up this kind of signal. It is important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood in phlegm from throat and from one nostril(left) since last 8 days. And from other nostril (right)normal phlegm. No other symptoms . reason?
Mgt: One possible cause is a sinus infection which can be treated with antibiotics. Do you have headaches or facial tenderness? ...Read more
Could blood that's in vomit and there when i cough and sneeze be from the back nasal passage? It's usual globs and streaks of red blood?
Blood in vomit BAD: You do not want to see blood in your vomit. It implies that somewhere there has been a tear in some part of your throat, esophagus or stomach. You need to see a gastroenterologist to make sure you haven't caused significant damage. I'd also like to know why you are vomiting? Is it self induced? Do you have a GI bug? ...Read more
V.little blood stain mucus when clearing throat ONLY in the morning. Have cold and cough for 10 days now.
Well: Any type of abnormal bleeding can be from a serious cause. Consult primary care doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment or ear nose and throat Doctor ...Read more
What causes a productive cough after eating? For the past few days, about 10 minutes after every meal, i cough up a large amount of phlegm from lungs
Acid reflux: Acid reflux, also known as gerd, which is very prevalent in overweight people especially (with 60% of americans being overweight, of course). Constant acid coming up from the stomach causes irritation that induces the formation of mucous, constantly trying to clear by coughing. Reflux is increased with smoking. See doctor for management of condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had phlegm for last 2 months, no coughing just clearing throat of the phlegm. Green in colour, little blood streaks on 1 or 2 occasions.
After 10 days of cough a bad smell is from my upper nose. This bad smell is coming when i down my head. Some times cough mixed with blood also.
Go To ER: If you are bleeding that much you need to be seen by an ent. If it is significant go to the emergency room. ...Read more
Scratchy throat when swallowing food and water sweating allot nose stopped up with dried snot with a little blood and headaches any idea ?
After spirometry i coughed phlegm/ pecks of blood. Feel burning sensation in chest. No chest issues before-symptoms of collapsed lungs?
Why the spirometry?: Please discuss these concerns with the physician who ordered spirometry. Spirometry may trigger coughing and labored breathing in patients that have active asthma but not in patients with controlled asthma or normal lungs. Spirometry does not cause collapsed lungs. Coughing up phlegm & blood are not symptoms of a collapsed lung. Something else is going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer