Coughing up pink mucus

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No problem there, I have had bronchitis several times. What concerns me is that a few days ago I was coughing up pink mucus. Then it turned into a peach color, now it is getting brighter with orange. Now, I did go to grade school so I am thinking yellow + red = orange. I asked the Dr. at the E.R. he didn't seem to have an answer for me and was not concerned about this. Why is my mucus a solid orange mass that I am coughing up? No, I have not eaten or drank anything that was orange or pink.
But being asthmatic I am worried as to whether or not this is common or is something more serious going on? I smoke occasionally and have coughed up brown mucus before, but the pink was quite startling. Any ideas or advise would be alot of help. Thanks!
And the next day, I started coughing up small amounts of blood, sometimes combined with mucus, sometimes just blood clots, the blood seemed dark, not pink, and I didn't cough blood all the time, I would cough some blood, then it stopped, and maybe much later that day, or the next day, some more blood..
After coughing at times, I have had some small amounts of stringy mucus (sometimes like egg whites). Tonight, I had a very small clump in my underwear, tinged slight yellow. Can coughing cause preterm labor or dislodge the mucus plug? I have had three children, all full-term, no problems with preterm labor. I think that I have had this mucus mixed with leukorrhea much of the pregnancy but can't remember! Could it be just the increased mucus production (like in my sinuses too)?
12 days ago went to ER with sharp chest pain on left side, normal EKG, BP,XRays and labs, dr felt confident not cardiac related sent home told to rest, possible anxiety. 3 days later head and ear pressure, spitting out clear mucus with black stringy things (old blood?) went to Urgent Care, fluid in ear and red throat (not sore) lungs sounded good, no sinus pain or fever. Diagnosed with sinus infection. Week later chest pain is better, now spitting out pink and very small amount of red blood.
I've had a serious phlegm issue going for a while too, constantly having to clear my throat, with lots of bubbly, thick white ( or perhaps pink, hard to tell ) mucus. This sometimes makes me feel a little sick, but I've never vomited any up as yet. Along with this I've been suffering with diarrhea on and off for some time too. I feel this might be due to a lack of fiber in my diet, which I've been trying to up lately.
I am concerned because I have benn coughing up not only the ugly green mucus but also a mucus that is light pink in color. Should I be worried?
over the past few weeks I've been coughing up a lot of phlegm which is multi-coloured (clear, yellow, orange and green) and I went to see my doctor who diagnosed me with bronchitis, and prescribed me anti-biotics, which it turns out I'm allergic to, so I've stopped them. the phlegm occasionally contains streaks of blood through it, varying in quantity from the tiniest speck to quite thick streaks. I'm an 18 year old smoker by the way.
Every morning I wake up I spit up blood.No coughing no shortness of breath felling fine just spitting up blood.Please somebody tell me if this is serious.I have no health insurance and frankly scared to go to the doctor.
I get a sore throat (not tonsils but when you swallow) I now go straight on antibiotics and use Bricanyl inhaler although it doesnt seem to have much effect except to cause alot of mucus coughed up from the lungs. It causes me to have spasm coughing and if I cannot control this to 3 or 4 coughs my windpipe closes over making it hard to breath in or out. The last one about 2 years ago stopped me breathing in and out completely for 10 to 15 seconds and I thought I had bought it.
It lasted about two days. Ever since I have had problems breathing and have been coughing up mucus or blowing my nose a lot. A couple days ago, the mucus began to have a real strong foul odor, and a very bad taste if I coughed it up. I also have some slight chest pains, back pain, neck pain and some morning headaches (I never have headaches). I thought some of this could be caused from all the coughing, spitting and blowing my nose.
So I woke up this morning and my throat felt kind of clogged, as it usually does. I guess I have post-nasal drip throughout the night from allergies or whatever, but normally it's nothing gross...I just cough up anything in my throat and then brush my teeth. Well, this morning, my mucus was pink. It remained pink for a few hours in the morning, too. Now, I'd be inclined to say this was coming from my nose/nasal polyp/swollen nasal passages, but when I blew my nose this morning, it was clear...
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He is not coughing up phlem and his mucus is nuetral to light yellow. He is normally extremely healthy. He has not been sick for a very log time so we don't know if it is just a cold or flu and if we will waste money that we really don't have on a doctors visit.
Yesterday, I started laughing and got into another coughing fit and started coughing up blood-pink-red tinged mucus. I don't have insurance and I no longer have a job. I feel that what I have is not viral nor bacterial. I can cough up mucus on demand it seems...when there is a trigger for me to cough. I can hold my breath and start coughin after I exhale. I don't know what is wrong...I don't think I have asthma...but I think I have something that triggers Asthma like symptoms.
He did check her throat and chest, said they were clear. She has not been tested for asthma. As for the prednisone, the first time, and this time it's for 4 days each. I think when she finishes the prednisone this time, I will go back to the pseudophedrine. I have vicks rub. Thanks for replying.
I have since had productive coughs which also feel like I am coughing up a lung. People make fun of me for coughing up the mucus about 50 times a day. I have chronic sinusitis as well. They tried to tell me that my sinuses are dripping into my lungs at night causing the mucus, and my allergies are exasterbating it. I dont gag and wake up in the night so I dont think its likely that it is dripping into my lungs. They put me on advair about 1.5 years now. Diagnosed me with asthma.
Wheezing and SOB may indicate asthma. Coughing up blood is not normal, see a doctor. It was the shape of an almond? Was it mucus or tissue? Sometimes when people cough up blood it could indicate a tumor of some sort. How old are you? Do you have a history of smoking? You should see a physician and have him run additional diagnostic tests.
Oh my gosh, I could have posted this myself a few weeks ago. My 14 month old had exactly the same thing...started with red eyes, into a high fever, no appetite, cough and runny nose. I had him seen twice and it is just a virus. The cough is just finally going away now. Make sure you keep him hydrated...that can account for the stools. Pedialight or milk is fine..not water as they need to electrolights. I can second what Margy said..this is a very very bad year for virus'.
I have recently had Chest XRays, CT Scan and ECG's for unexplained chest pain which have all come back clear. Also full bloods also showed a clean bill of health. I am however, coughing up (apologies) a brown mucus with flecks in it, alot like I've coughed up before when I've quit smoking. However, when I last quit, the mucus was clear with flecks in.
i was ill for 6 weeks before seeing my Dr (only ever go if i feel really poorly, i had suffered the first three weeks with sickness, coughing and breathlessness and fatigue, hoarse voice, incredible sweats at night, assumed it was going around at the time and would clear, i was bed ridden for the first 3 weeks, it did not seem to be improving although i was not bedridden still fatigued breathless etc and vomiting a frothy mucus occasionally pink in colouration but thought this was due to 24/7 c
Different things can trigger this from a coughing spell to vomiting to irritation by something (the air being blown into her face by laying in front of the fan, perhaps?). Since it is not caused by a virus or bacteria, antibiotics and antiinflammatory pills will not have much of an effect on it.
Right before we got home in the car he started in again with the vomitting and coughing and he managed to sleep about 2 to 4 hours at a time before he wakes up choking and he is sleeping propped up. Is there anything that these doctors may be missing? He is really sick and we are so worried.
Then I throw up 2-4 times ,((very little) some meat type substances, and some white substance with pink on it that has the same texture as the inside of an apple), before I can begin to burp; then I can take a small breath, then repeat burp / small breath until I'm normal again. I also choke if I see a funny, exciting, or scary part in a movie or life. It seems like there is something in my throat just behind the manubrium of my sternum. At night I sleep choke.
This gives the cilia in the closed nostril a chance to clean out all the pollution and mucus. When it’s clean, it opens up and the other side is closed to repeat the process. The things that swell up to close your nostrils are called turbinates. Keep this in mind when you are blowing your nose. One side will always seem more congested than the other, even if it’s clean. Step One: Spread your feet so they are about 2 feet apart, for better stability in the shower.
when you said that you can feel the blood gurgling in your chest, was it painful or any throat constriction symptoms? 2.do you feel the urge of spitting it out (or coughing up)? 3.and was it fresh blood with bubbles or with sputum/mucus? 4.do you get blood streaked sputum or pink mucus in other times? thanks for your reply. at least i know someone out there read my posting and talking to me. Many thanks. God bless everyone.
In my case it was a little bloodvessel at the back of hte throat which was pressurised by coughing, but it can also be caused by a nose bleed. As far as coughing blood is concerned it's serious if it's pink and frothy (so i'm told)!
There is no blood in her stool or urine, no coughing or sneezing, and no vomiting; also, her gums seem a normal pink. The only real symptoms are that she is very lethargic (progressively worse), and no appetite. She also seems to be drinking a normal amount of water, but usually only when one of us takes her to the bowl (at which time she drinks a lot).
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