why do i taste blood when i cough

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Why do i have little bit of blood when i cough out mucus?

Not unusual

It is not unusual to sometimes get a bit of blood in mucus when you cough forceful or clear your throat repeatedly. Stay hydrated to thin mucus and reduce the need to cough or clear throat as much. If you are getting a teaspoon or more of blood/ bloody mucus when you cough or clear your throat, you should see you primary doctor promptly.
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When I breath in or out I taste blood in my mouth but there isn't any, and when I cough I feel like I'm coughing up blood but I'm not. Why is that?

Puzzler

If you taste blood but there is none, perhaps you are experiencing a metallic taste, which many describe blood to taste like. If so, think about medications being taken, many cause this, and there are medical conditions that can mimic this as well. It is beyond an internet diagnosis, and I suggest you see your physician soon to sort it out. Good luck!
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Dr. John McMahan answered:

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.
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Dr. Raja A. Mudad answered:

Metallic/blood taste when I cough but no blood or mucus I have Reflux that goes up to throat. Clear CXR in July. 36yo smoker. Cld this b lung cancer?

STOP SMOKING

The best thing you can do is quit smoking. Treat the reflu,x as it is a risk factor for esophageal cancer. Then QUIT SMOKING QUIT SMOKING QUIT SMOKING
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Dr. Douglas Kirk answered:

Today at practice i started coughing blood after pushing myself to hard, but why blood? and why this? no astma nd pretty sure didnt bit my tounge

need further evaluat

Any number of possibilities. Has the patient been drinking Red Bulk??
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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?
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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?

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.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti answered:

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.
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If Blood is coming up with my mucus when I cough what ahould I do?

See your doctor

You need to have an evaluation by your doctor to find out what's going on.
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Dr. Dan E. Fisher answered:

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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