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What does it mean when my nose bleeds and I also cough it up?

What does it mean when my nose bleeds and I also cough it up?

Post-nasal drip.: When you have a nose bleed, blood can go posteriorly and drip into your throat. That can irritate your throat, causing you to cough up the blood.

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IM 25 weeks pregnant and have had a severe cold / cough this week. Bloody nose the past 3 days, mucus is a very dark green. Today my phlegm had blood?

IM 25 weeks pregnant and have had a severe cold / cough this week. Bloody nose the past 3 days, mucus is a very dark green. Today my phlegm had blood?

See a doctor: With these sorts of symptoms, you need answers. I would worry that your platelet count might have dropped as a result of the viral infection - allowing the blood to become thinner, such that you'd have nose bleeding and blood in the sputum. Hopefully you're plugged into an Ob/Gyn practice - I would call them and try to get seen today. If it's after hours and you're not doing well- go to the ER.

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I woke up with blood in my mouth this am. My throat seemed dry causing me to wake up and causing me to cough a couple times. I don't have bloody nose?

I woke up with blood in my mouth this am. My throat seemed dry causing me to wake up and causing me to cough a couple times. I don't have bloody nose?

Periodontal Issue: According to your symptoms is possible your gums are bleeding due to gingivitis or periodontal disease. Plaque and tar accumulation irritates the gums leading to bleeding, sour taste, dry mouth. See your dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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Can a sinus infection be bad enough to infect my mouth and facial bones but I don't cough or sneeze a lot, or have a fever? Bloody nose some mornings.

Can a sinus infection be bad enough to infect my mouth and facial bones but I don't cough or sneeze a lot, or have a fever? Bloody nose some mornings.

Usually not: This sounds like something much more than a typical sinus infection. Sounds like you need to see a doctor and possibly get a ct scan of the facial bones and/or sinus.

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I had unexplained weight gain in short time frame, random nose bleeds, lose of appetite, and cough all of which I didn't have before.

I had unexplained weight gain in short time frame, random nose bleeds, lose of appetite, and cough all of which I didn't have before.

May or may not: Be related especially if not chronoloically associated. Would recommend you contact your doctor for a thorough exam and history of the conditions.

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What does it mean when I keep having a bloody nose and I am also coughing out blood?

What does it mean when I keep having a bloody nose and I am also coughing out blood?

It means see doctor.: Bleeding from your cough is likely related to the bleeding from your nose but cannot be sure. You should probably see a doc to evaluate for causes of recurrent nasal bleeding.

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Coughing headache tired bloody nose boobs ache vaginal dischargd what could that mean?

Coughing headache tired bloody nose boobs ache vaginal dischargd what could that mean?

Symptoms: Difficult to say given your constellation of symptoms. A complete history and evaluation is needed. Could range from premenstrual symptoms/ symptoms of a virus or std/. Make an appt to see your doctor if you are not premenstrual and/or symptoms don't resolve in next few days.

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What does it mean when you get bloody nose and headache at the same time?

What does it mean when you get bloody nose and headache at the same time?

Another thought...: IF you are using nasal sprays with steroids, headaches, sore throat and nosebleeds are common side effects when used improperly.

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What exactly does it mean when you get a bloody nose?

What exactly does it mean when you get a bloody nose?

Blood is coming from: Your nose. Possible reasons: nasal congestion or nasal dryness, ^ blood pressure, excessive use of decongestants, being at ^ altitude, trauma to nose, nose picking, or blowing the nose hard. Bacterial & viral infections can ^ risk as well as bleeding disorders. Recurrent nose bleeds may be due to broken vessel in the nose. Alcohol / Cocaine abuse can cause nose bleeds, as can tumors.

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I've had coughing so hard I get a bloody nose, advise?

I've had coughing so hard I get a bloody nose, advise?

Need diagnosis....: The cough must be diagnosed first sand then treated. Possible etiologies of cough include bronchospasm from any cause, GERD, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Each of these has an entirely different treatment so see your doctor for diagnosis/ treatment. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation and your doctor can help with this!

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I get bloody nose a lot. What does this mean? Is something wrong with my nose?

I get bloody nose a lot. What does this mean? Is something wrong with my nose?

Maybe: Frequent nose bleeds are not common. If you are taking Aspirin or Ibuprofen type products frequently, this may affect how your platlets adhere to each other and may increase your risk of nasal bleeding. You may also have a deviated septum - the middle part of the nose. Frequent nose bleeds should be evaluated. See your local ent.

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What exactly does it mean when an extreme bloody nose includes huge blood clots?

What exactly does it mean when an extreme bloody nose includes huge blood clots?

Bloody nose: It means that they blood accumulated in your nose and clotted. This is how your blood should respond to a massive nose bleed, so it would appear that other than the nose bleed, you are probably pretty normal.

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Nose bleeds in sleep. Recently bloody tears, red eyes, bleeding ears, coughing up blood. Not mass amounts but still noticeable. What could cause this?

Nose bleeds in sleep. Recently bloody tears, red eyes, bleeding ears, coughing up blood. Not mass amounts but still noticeable. What could cause this?

SEE MD NOW!: Unexplained bleeding from multiple places could mean that your body's natural blood clotting ability has failed. That is very serious and possibly fatal. See a health provider today!

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I've been using sinex nasal spray for about 15 years. I've had a cough for about 5 months now and I get bloody noses all the time. Related?

I've been using sinex nasal spray for about 15 years. I've had a cough for about 5 months now and I get bloody noses all the time. Related?

Yes: Sinex (oxymetazoline) is a local decongestant, prolonged use has several side effects, can definitely cause dryness and irritation of the nasal passages which can bleed, moreover it can cause a disease of its own:"rhinitis medicamentosa", meaning inflammation due to a drug, and yes inflammed nasal passages can cause cough. Kindly see an ENT / Allergist for evaluation

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What to do when I have a bloody nose?

What to do when I have a bloody nose?

What to do: For recurrent nose bleeds, please your dr or an ear/nose/throat specialist. If your nose bleeds hold your nostrils between fingers for about 10 minutes. Sit up & hold your head & neck forward so the blood doesn’t just flow down your throat. If you are able to – place a moistened cotton ball over the area that is bleeding. If you can’t control the bleeding after 20 minutes – seek med assistance.

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Why do I have a bloody nose?

Why do I have a bloody nose?

Can vary: This can be due nasal irritation or with dryness of the air. If you live or stay in an arid environment this can be a cause. Smokers can have nasal irritation that may cause this problem. Need a nasal exam by ENT to determine the exact cause and treatment. Picking ones nose or infection can also do this, .

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I'm not sure where the streak of blood in my phlegm came from. If it was my sinuses would I have a bloody nose? This only happened once

I'm not sure where the streak of blood in my phlegm came from. If it was my sinuses would I have a bloody nose? This only happened once

Blood in mucus: Unlikely that an isolated occurrence of blood in your phlegm/mucus is a concern. From time to time the mucus membranes of the nose/throat can bleed as a result of dryness, medication use, trauma, infection. If it is regular or heavy or associated with other symptoms, then have it checked out. Hope this helps!

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Best way to stop a bloody nose?

See below: If your nose bleeds you can hold your nostrils between your fingers for about 10 minutes. Sit up and hold your head and neck forward so the blood doesn’t just flow down your throat. If you are able to do so – place a moistened cotton ball over the area that is bleeding. If you can’t control the bleeding after 20 minutes – seek medical assistance.

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