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Why Do We Cough Up Blood When 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
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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Blood in your sputum is a warning sign of possible cancer that should not be ignored. The source of the blood could be the lung itself, the bronchial tree, the sinuses or the nasopharyngeal area or throat. It often turns out to be due to nothing serious BUT it's best to consult your physician. Best to be safe than sorry. Lets hope it is indeed nothing serious.
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Depend how much: If its a little bit in your phlegm then I would not worry about it. However if you are coughing up pure blood, then that is a sign of a serious disease. Many things can cause it, but most of them are bad. Tb, serious fungal infections, cancer, pulmonary embolism, arterial-venus malformation are a few. If you are coughing. ...Read more
Frank Blood?: 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
Hemoptysis: Hemoptysis is coughing up blood. There are many causes of hemoptysis. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/coughing-up-blood/my01064/dsection=causes. Then go see your family doc if you're otherwise ok for an evaluation. If you're feeling poorly, then go to urgent care or emergency department. ...Read more
Not normal: Coughing up blood is not normal, and needs to be evaluated. Yes it can occur sometimes with a lung infection but it should be considered a serious condtion that requires a complete evaluation. ...Read more
This is serious: If you've coughted up blood and you're not just recovering from a chest cold, you have treatable tuberculosis until proved otherwise. Get right with your physician. Nowadays lung cancer is more common in many parts of the world, and there are other causes as well, but you owe it to yourself and those around you to get checked without delay. ...Read more
Bronchitis or Nose: Bronchitis is usually the most common cause of coughing up blood (hemoptysis). However, they may also have a small bleed at the back of their nose, which is dripping down their throat and subsequently being coughed up. The most common cause of nose bleeds in children is what we call "digital trauma, " a.K.A. Nose picking. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Hemoptysis....: Coughing blood is called hemoptysis. The most common cause of hemoptysis is bronchitis but malignancy must always be ruled out. So, see your doctor asap if you cough up blood. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation and your doctor can also help with this. ...Read more
Several: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
Coughing up blood.:
There are several illnesses. Most of them are due infections in the lung.
Some advanced cancers also cause it. ...Read more
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Frank blood is: Serious. 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
Hemoptysis...: Coughing up blood, called hemoptysis, is a symptom that always requires an evaluation. The usual cause of hemoptysis is bronchitis but malignancy must be ruled out. You need to see your doctor asap; you should also be seen by a lung doctor. If you smoke, you need to quit and your doctor can help with this as well! Good luck! ...Read more
Not directly....: The most common cause of coughing blood is bronchitis, usually caused by an infection of the airways. People with bronchitis are typically coughing a lot but it is the bronchitis causing the person to cough blood. Malignancy can also lead to coughing blood, though, so this must always be worked up by a doctor to be certain it is a benign process. ...Read more
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