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Why do I taste blood when I cough? I've had a frequent, productive cough for the past 2 days. Should I be concerned?

Why do I taste blood when I cough? I've had a frequent, productive cough for the past 2 days. Should I be concerned?

Yes: You are obviously already concerned but have not provided enuf info to allow advice guiding you further. Do you have fever, chest pain, shortness of air, have you been exposed to someone with infection, and so on. Go and see a doctor and let them examine you, and they may need a chest x-ray. Good luck. ...Read more

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Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Why can I taste blood when I cough?

Why can I taste blood when I cough?

Need more info: What is your idea of "taste of blood", if it is just salty taste, it may be due to mucus. If you see blood in your sputum, or if the cough has persisted for more than two weeks, it would be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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Am just getting over a virus but have a persistent cough, tight chest, chest taste of blood when i cough but no actual blood, is this normal after?

Am just getting over a virus but have a persistent cough, tight chest, chest taste of blood when i cough but no actual blood, is this normal after?

Bronchitis.: Bacterial infection may follow viral infection, if you continue to have symptoms you may have secondary bacterial infection/bronchitis. You may have an asthma component, have yourself examined to get the appropriate medications. ...Read more

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Why can I taste blood, sometimes when i cough, not chesty a little tickle but have health anxciety really scared ..

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. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between mucus and blood in taste? There is an unusual taste at the back of my throat although i can't cough up anything.

Is there a difference between mucus and blood in taste? There is an unusual taste at the back of my throat although i can't cough up anything.

Post nasal drip: This can be from post nasal drip. Do you have any nasal congestion? Headaches or sinus pain? Treating them will alleviate your mucus. Try an over the counter saline nasal spray and see if it helps. ...Read more

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I've had a cough and chest pain for six weeks. The coughing makes me dizzy and i taste blood. What could it be?

I've had a cough and chest pain for six weeks. The coughing makes me dizzy and i taste blood. What could it be?

Get checked out: Depending on where you live, where you've traveled and a variety of other factors that you haven't mentioned, the best advice is to seek the advice of a local health care provider. If you live in the us and based on your age, the most likely problem is an infection (bronchitis or pneumonia). You'll want to get this checked out soonest. ...Read more

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Dry coughing fr about 2wks and when i cough really hard for about 10-15sec i think i taste blood in my throat & my chest feel like on fire what's wrng?

Dry coughing fr about 2wks and when i cough really hard for about  10-15sec i think i taste blood in my throat & my chest feel like on fire what's wrng?

Bronchitis: There are a number of reasons that you could still be coughing after two weeks and from all the coughing you may have some bleeding from some small blood vessels that have broken. Some bacteria can also give a metallic taste and you may now have a secondary bacterial infection causing your cough. I think it may be time to see your physician to get a better answer and treatment. ...Read more

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