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What does it mean if you cough up blood after you are stabbed?

What does it mean if you cough up blood after you are stabbed?

Injury: Usually coughing up blood after a stab wound to the chest is related to injury to the bronchial (airway) tree. Other possibilities would include rupture to a vessel (there are many in the chest) or damage to the heart (although this usually causes much more severe symptoms and is typically not associated with coughing up blood. A chest xray is imperative if you cough blood up after wound. ...Read more

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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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What does it mean if you cough up blood?

Serious symptom...: The most likely reason to cough blood is bronchitis but this symptom always requires an evaluation by a doctor because it could be due to malignancy. So, if you cough up blood, see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if you throw up blood after drinking?

What exactly does it mean if you throw up blood after drinking?

Dont drink: It means you shouldn't drink. The alcohol is damaging the lining of your stomach and making it bleed. You didn't mention how much your drank and in what period of time. Discuss this with your health care professional before proceding. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if you start coughing up blood?

What exactly does it mean if you start coughing up blood?

Coughing Blood: Hematochezia is not a good sign. Get into the er now for an immediate evaluation. This is not something to be toyed with or taken lightly. It might be minor but it could be something major and it would be foolish to "wait it out." coughing up blood is a very significant symptom. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you are coughing up peices of lung?

What does it mean if you are coughing up peices of lung?

Unlikely: Can't imagine anyone coughing up pieces of lungs, more likely thick discolored sputum. You need to see a doctor soon if this has been going on for more than a couple of weeks. ...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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If you cough up blood does it mean that you have throat cancer?

Possibilities...: The most common etiology of hemoptysis, coughing blood, is bronchitis. But, malignancy, including in the throat, lung, etc., is another possibility. So, hemoptysis always requires a work-up to rule out malignancy. See your doctor if you are experiencing hemoptysis. ...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

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What does it mean if you cough up a bit of blood?

What does it mean if you cough up a bit of blood?

Serious symptom...: The most likely reason to cough blood is acute bronchitis but this symptom always requires an evaluation by a doctor because it could be due to malignancy. So, if you cough up blood, see your doctor asap. If you smoke, your doctor can help with smoking cessation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when it feels like your stomach is tightening up and you not sure if you pregnant ?

What does it mean when it feels like your stomach is tightening up and you not sure if you pregnant ?

Best to get checked: There are so many things that can cause your symptoms--infectious, inflammatory, hemorrhage, ischemia, functional (ibs, esophageal spasm), biliary problems; but also heart, lungs, panic, etc. If worsening or associated with systemic signs, get to your doctor for evaluation & treatment please. You can now perform a home pregancy test to answer at least part of your question. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you are spitting blood up when coughing?

What exactly does it mean when you are spitting blood up when coughing?

Airway bleeding: This may be from the lungs or bronchus, or another sourse causing blood to enter the airway and produce a cough. Best to see an otolaryngologist to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have pain and bleed after you pee?

What does it mean when you have pain and bleed after you pee?

Not normal...: It is not normal to have pain and bleeding with urination. One possible explanation is inflammation of the urethra (tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside world). This is called "urethritis" and may be caused by infections. Another thing to consider might be a bladder stone. It would be good to visit with a healthcare provider like a primary care doctor. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have blood come out after you urinate?

What does it mean when you have blood come out after you urinate?

Get it evaluated: This is never normal and should be evaluated by a urologist. It can be related to a local irritation, urinary infection, prostatitis or more serious issues. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a period and you only see blood when you wipe?

What does it mean when you have a period and you only see blood when you wipe?

Light period: You may be spotting (which can happen near your period due to things like stress, use of Ibuprofen or other meds, etc). You may just be having a light period. Some days during your period may be lighter than others and that is ok. If you are concerned about pregnancy, a lighter than normal period, or spotting, may be an indicator of pregnancy - so take a pregnancy test or see your doctor. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you are coughing up blood?

Coughing Blood: Blood is not a common component of sputum, the material you bring up with cough. If there is blood, it could be coming from the lungs or from the lining tissues from the mouth or throat. Blood from the lungs can mean that whatever is causing the cough has injured the delicate lung tissues. If its from throat, can be a rupture of a small blood vessel. Either way, you should get checked! ...Read more

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What does it mean if you start to get symptoms for the flu when you already had it?

What does it mean if you start to get symptoms for the flu when you already had it?

There are multiple: Influenza viruses (for example: H3N2 & H1N1). Developing antibodies to one type of flu does not guarantee that you will be protected against a different flu virus. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your blood pressure continues to rise even if you're not doing anything?

What does it mean when your blood pressure continues to rise even if you're not doing anything?

Blood pressure : If you are at rest and under no stress and your blood pressure is rising out of the normal range, then you need to be checked for the cause(es). ...Read more