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Taste Of Blood When Coughing
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
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
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
Could blood that's in vomit and in sputum when i cough and sneeze be from back of the nose. No blood comes out from nostrils though?
Not likely: Get in 2 b cn by ur pcp. This is abnormal and needs evaluation. ...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
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
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 when blowing nose and spitting up little blood and pink in morning could that be from post nasal drip from nose?
Follow up/more info: You should see your physician if you have sputum with blood. If it is more than a scant amount, the Emergency room can evaluate. I would suggest a TB test and a close exam of your nose. Sometimes nasal bleeding can result in blood tinged phlegm. A virtual consult appt is available. ...Read more
Sinusitis: This is possible, but would need to examine you and see where the blood was emanating from. Suggest you see an ENT expert and get this assessed. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a deep dry cough with heavy nasal blockage when coughing. Feels like it is coming from deep in the chest and part of my throat. Blood in flem?
Yes: Yes. Vigorous coughing can break small blood vessels and cause those symptoms. However, coughing up blood should always be evaluated by an MD. ...Read more
Throat hurts blood in mucus throbbing head i'm a smoker been sick on and off for months when not sick mucus and more mucus. Why the blood?
See a doctor : Are you coughing up blood or you have blood in your nasal secretions ? You need further work up if blood coming from the lungs, chest x ray, etc.If it is in your nasal secretions a course of antibiotics for sinusitis might bd needed. The best thing is to see a doctor and have an exam in the office. Please dot smoking. ...Read more
Coughing sometimes coughing up white mucous and some horasness get slight headache when coughing?
White mucus: This coughing up of white mucus along with hoarseness is typical of laryngopharangeal reflux. The mucus actually emanates from the base of your throat and not from the back of the nose or the windpipe. This is difficult to eradicate. Getting a headache from forceful coughing may not have a serious cause unless frequent headaches occur other times also. An otolaryngologist is best to evaluate you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
See your doctor: It may be due to an infection but need to rule out a more serious cause especially if you are a smoker or have had a lot of 2nd hand smoke exposure. ...Read more
What could cause little specks of blood when i sneeze and cough from mouth? Could this be back of nasal passage? I have no blood from nostrils?
Congestion: Sometimes with hard sneeze mild capillary can break or sometime sinus infection can give little blood. ...Read more
I suddenly got the taste of blood in my mouth and spat up bloody mucus. Slight red in spit but then otherwise white spit. No bronchitis/pnuemonia, help?
Needs to be checked: Taste of blood in mouth can come from bleeding from gums or stomach or esophagus you should check first with your dentist and if that is ok, you need to consult a gastroenterologist to find out if it is coming from upper GI tract.At 18 yrs age if it is one time occurrence and no other symptoms than it may be nothing serious. ...Read more
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