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What Does It Mean When You Cough Up Blood
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
Cough Blood: It means you need to see your doctor asap. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Coughing too hard: Usually when you are coughing hard, you can break small blood vessels from the force and have blood in the mucus. If it is large amounts, this needs to be seen asap. If it is a little, you need to speak to your physician depending on your medical condition may give you something for the cough. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult: There could be many different causes, but if you only have a headache when you cough, you may have a type of primary headache. How serious it is, and what it can be related to, need to be evaluated by a primary care provider, or perhaps even a specialist. Without more detail, it is difficult to say more. ...Read more
Possible hemorrhoids: Blood clots in stool are usually the result of bleeding in the lower or upper intestinal tract. Occasionally, blood clots in stool come from small hemorrhoids or minor tears in anal tissue. Any signs of blood in the stool should be cause for concern and investigated as promptly as possible. ...Read more
Blood : Blood which is coughed up can come from a variety of parts of the body: i.e., lungs, sinuses, nose, etc. It can also be vomited or spit up from stomach or esophagus. Do not know how heavy a smoker and drinker you have been. If this has happened more than a couple of time (in the context of a cold) then recommend that you be medically evaluated. In the meantime, hydrate well with water. ...Read more
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