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What does it mean if you cough up blood after you are stabbed?

What does it mean if you cough up blood after you are 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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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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What cause cough out blood?

What cause cough out blood?

Airway bleeding: Coughing up blood is never a good thing. Some small streaks can come from your upper airway especially if you have upper airway symptoms such as a very painful sore throat or sinuses for instance, but anything more than that deserves a visit to your doc. ...Read more

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I'm having cough with blood?

I'm having cough with blood?

See your Dr: 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.

Best Wishes ...Read more

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What does it mean to cough blood?

What does it mean to cough blood?

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

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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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What causes adults to cough up blood?

What causes adults to cough up blood?

Possibilities...: The most common reason for coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is bronchitis. But, malignancy must always be ruled out so, if you are coughing blood, see your doctor asap! ...Read more

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What can cause you to cough up blood?

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

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What can cause one to cough up blood?

What can cause one to cough up blood?

Possibilities...: Coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is caused by bronchitis most of the time. However, malignancy can also cause this so coughing blood is a symptom that always requires an evaluation by a doctor so that malignancy can be ruled out. ...Read more

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What is wrong when you cough up blood?

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

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Cough with blood, once in the morning?

Cough with blood, once in the morning?

Need to see a doctor: Although this may be the result of sinusitis or some other simple infection, you should see a physician who may order a chest x-ray or other tests. It can be an infection in the lungs such as tuberculosis, or it can be some tissue bleeding that needs attention. ...Read more

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What could cause you to cough up blood?

What could cause you to cough up blood?

Hemoptysis...: Coughing blood, or hemoptysis, is usually caused by bronchitis. However, malignancy must be ruled out so this symptom must always be evaluated by a doctor! ...Read more

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What does it mean if you cough up blood?

What does it mean if you cough up blood?

Serious symptom...: The most likely reason to cough blood is bronchitis but this symptom always requires an evaluation by a doctor because it could be due to malignancy. So, if you cough up blood, see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What causes you to cough up blood? Why?

What causes you to cough up blood? Why?

There are multiple: Potential causes of coughing up blood (hemoptysis), from relatively innocuous to life threatening. If you are experiencing hemoptysis, call your doctor and explain your symptoms ASAP. ...Read more

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Why do do we cough blood when we're sick?

Why do do we cough blood when we're sick?

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

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What are the causes of you to cough up blood?

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

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What would cause a small child to cough blood?

What would cause a small child to cough blood?

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

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What does it mean if you cough up a bit of blood?

What does it mean if you cough up a bit of blood?

Serious symptom...: The most likely reason to cough blood is acute bronchitis but this symptom always requires an evaluation by a doctor because it could be due to malignancy. So, if you cough up blood, see your doctor asap. If you smoke, your doctor can help with smoking cessation. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What does it call if I see blood stain when I cough?

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

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What are the illnesses that make you cough up blood?

What are the illnesses that make you cough up blood?

Several: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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What are some illnesses that make you cough up blood?

What are some illnesses that make you cough up blood?

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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What can cause someone cough up blood? Is that serious?

What can cause someone cough up blood? Is that serious?

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

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Is there anything that can cause a child to cough up blood?

Coughing blood: Coughing blood could indicate serious infection like pneumonia or chronic lung infection. Sonetimes, from coughing alot it could have scratched the back of the throat to cause the blood to appear. Tuberculosis might do this too. ...Read more

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Is it normal to cough up bright pink blood during a sever cold?

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

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I'm just wondering, if you cough too much can you cough up blood?

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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Why does it be blood in your mucus sometimes when you cough it up?

Why does it be blood in your mucus sometimes when you cough it up?

Cough: Inflammation of the respiratory tract is a common cause. Most likely bronchitis. Best to see a physician or schedule a virtual consult for help ...Read more