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Does the metallic taste in my mouth after coughing mean I have blood in my phlegm?

Does the metallic taste in my mouth after coughing mean I have blood in my phlegm?

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 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'm 31 and a smoker. Yesterday after coughing I spat out a little blood. What douse this mean?

I'm 31 and a smoker. Yesterday after coughing I spat out a little blood. What douse this mean?

Means you need to: Find the source of bleeding to see either the dentist if your gums are bleeding, or a medical doctor if your coughing it up from your lungs. Don't delay! ...Read more

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Why can I taste blood when I cough?

Why can I taste blood when I cough?

Need more info: What is your idea of "taste of blood", if it is just salty taste, it may be due to mucus. If you see blood in your sputum, or if the cough has persisted for more than two weeks, it would be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I can taste blood when I cough. What could it be?

I can taste blood when I cough. What could it be?

Sources...: Sources of coughing blood include mouth, post-nasal drip with blood draining into the back of your mouth and blood in the lung airways. You should be evaluated by your doctor to be sure there is no bleeding and to treat it if there is bleeding. Certain medications can cause abnormal tastes and your doctor can evaluate this as well. If you are smoking, your doctor can help with smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Why can I taste blood, sometimes when I cough, not chesty a little tickle but have health anxciety really scared. .

Why can I taste blood, sometimes when I cough, not chesty a little tickle but have health anxciety really scared. .

Coughing Blood: It's not unusual to cough up small amounts of blood during a severe URI - bronchitis. Some coughs need treament with antibiotics.
If it persists see your doctor - especially if you smoke. ...Read more

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I have been having a cough for more than a month now I sometimes get mucus, I also get the taste of blood what might it be?

A month of. ..: ...persistent cough is something that should be looked in to. Most often this is due to your airways being inflamed when they were fighting a virus. Sometimes this reactivity of your airways after an infection is the first sign you have asthma. The bit of blood may be a little blood vessel trauma from forceful coughing. It is time to see your doctor for an evaluation. Hope this helps; take care:) ...Read more

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Can you cough up blood if you taste blood when your sick?

Hemoptysis.....: Coughing up blood, called hemoptysis, can occur with acute bronchitis which is the most common etiology. But, malignancy can also cause hemoptysis so, if you cough up blood, you must be evaluated by your doctor to rule out malignancy. If you smoke, your doctor can help with smoking cessation as well. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you cough and it taste like blood but there's not any but green mucus?

You Are Ill: You are ill. You have a cough and you are producing purulent sputum. You need to be seen by your physician urgently. That is what this means. ...Read more

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Why do I taste blood when I cough? I've had a frequent, productive cough for the past 2 days. Should I be concerned?

Why do I taste blood when I cough? I've had a frequent, productive cough for the past 2 days. Should I be concerned?

Yes: You are obviously already concerned but have not provided enuf info to allow advice guiding you further. Do you have fever, chest pain, shortness of air, have you been exposed to someone with infection, and so on. Go and see a doctor and let them examine you, and they may need a chest x-ray. Good luck. ...Read more

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Recently, when I cough, I get the taste of iron but there's no blood in the mucus. My health is good. What could it be?

Recently, when I cough, I get the taste of iron but there's no blood in the mucus. My health is good. What could it be?

Phlegm: If you have phlegm from any cause that is sitting around in your lungs before you cough it up, it typically will have a metallic taste. No knowing why. ...Read more

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Caught a cold a few days back, I tend to ignore it but I'm pretty sure I taste blood every time I cough now. Anything to worry about?

Caught a cold a few days back, I tend to ignore it but I'm pretty sure I taste blood every time I cough now. Anything to worry about?

Probably not: Based on your history you probably have some irritation of the tissue of the back of throat or some mild nasal bleeding with cough. Drink plenty of water. Use humidifier at night to avoid tissue drying out. If smoking - consider quitting. If symptoms not better in a week or worsen see MD.
http://www. Webmd. Com/lung/bacterial-or-viral-infections-of-the-respiratory-tract ...Read more

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How come when I cough, I feel like I am going to vomit and sometimes taste blood?

How come when I cough, I feel like I am going to vomit and sometimes taste blood?

Could be pneumonia: U need to see UR doctor & poss get a Chest XRAY. Do U have fever or chills or sweating? What color is material that comes up? If yellow or green (besides the blood?) it may be pneumonia. Bacterial Pneumonia needs Antibiotics. Do U have headache or or inner ear pain, if so could be mycoplasma pneumonia & specific antibiotics R necessary (R not expensive). Diagnosis must be made poss culture. ...Read more

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I have been having a cough for the more than a month at first I thought it was just a regular cold I have tried Nyquil, and other over the counter medications nothing has helped I now get a blood taste when I cough sometimes with green mucus.

I have been having a cough for the more than a month at first I thought it was just a regular cold I have tried Nyquil, and other over the counter medications nothing has helped I now get a blood taste when I cough sometimes with green mucus.

Allergic cough??: You don't mention any fever or production of a lot of mucus or people nearby you (family, coworkers) being ill. That makes me think you might have a cough brought on by a post-nasal drip irritating the back of your throat and making you have a dry hacking, non-productive cough. If you have thickly feeling just a second or so before cough easily treated without antibiotics. (Benzonatate 200 q8h) ...Read more

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I've had a cough and chest pain for six weeks. The coughing makes me dizzy and I taste blood. What could it be?

I've had a cough and chest pain for six weeks. The coughing makes me dizzy and I taste blood. What could it be?

Get checked out: Depending on where you live, where you've traveled and a variety of other factors that you haven't mentioned, the best advice is to seek the advice of a local health care provider.

If you live in the us and based on your age, the most likely problem is an infection (bronchitis or pneumonia). You'll want to get this checked out soonest. ...Read more

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I have had a cough for over 2 weeks now and it doesn't seem to clear anything. I also taste blood when I cough and have a tight chest?

I have had a cough for over 2 weeks now and it doesn't seem to clear anything. I also taste blood when I cough and have a tight chest?

Reactive airways: It is possible to develop reactive airways following an upper respiratory infection that can last 3-4 weeks after the infection. This may be your case with the chest tightness you are experiencing. Talk to your doctor, you may need an inhaler. ...Read more