Coughing up pink phlegm

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My husband had a heart attack and triple bypass 2yrs ago. He has phlegm since the bypass, but tonight he spit up pink phlegm and was very dizzy. He won't go to the hospital now. Does this sound serious?
then see if she has sinus drainage, some small children kinda throw it up instead of coughing it up like adults, if so, try using some OTC meds to dry the secretions up.
Even if it was, most of the time it's from a broken vessel from coughing so hard. I cough up blood sometimes from sinus drainage. The blood in my sinuses (also from broken vessels for various reasons, drains down my throat, so when I cough it out, it appears that it came out of my lungs. I really wouldn't worry about it unless it doesn't clear up after a while.
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.
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)!
Hi again, I have been to my doctor again mentioning excessive pink and sometimes bubbly phlegm with no cough, breathlessness at rest and general ill feeling and he does agree that gastric reflux could be the cause. He also asked if I have lost any weight lately. At that time i didn't think I had so i told him i was pretty stable, but when I got home later on i weighed myself and I think i may be half a stone lighter than I was 2-3 months ago..... I haven't gone on any diets or exercise regime.
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.
I experience several bouts of heavy coughing that can last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes while coughing up mostly clear phlegm with some of it a sea green color and at other times tinged pink - though this is rare. One out of ten coughing fits ends with me vomiting .... I guess it would be best described as a clear foamy form of phlegm. I do experience hot and cold flashes, sometimes it helps my breathing to step outside and sometimes it makes it worse.
After I exhale (during the pause between breaths) there is a gurgeling sound in my chest. I also hack up pink colored phlegm. I really doesn't look bloody as much as it looks fleshy. This started happening several years ago and seems to come and go. It has been getting more frequent lately and the symptoms are lasting longer and longer. At first I could hack up the gunk and go back to bed within 15 or 20 minutes.
I was diagnosed with CHF/Cardiomyopathy about 2 years ago. The symptoms I had were: A heaviness or pressure on my chest coughing (also a pink, foamy "phlegm") swelling in feet and legs being out of breath (all the time) dizziness nausea/vomiting exhaustion You should get checked out, just in case. When I had these symptoms, they didn't go away until I got on Lisinopril and a diuretic. Later, Coreg was added to my meds and I feel much better now.
10 days ago I began to feel sick. 8 days ago I had sore throat, congestion, minor headache, body aches and cough. I spent 4 days in bed with most of same symptoms. The constants were sore throat and congestion. No fever. Chills once for a short period. During this time I was expelling a little phlegm both through throat and nose, mostly in am when awakening and in the shower. I went to work after 4th day. Felt fair during day, nights were usually bad.
GORD has been discounted, I did show a mildly elevated rheumatoid factor in blood tests. A week after quitting I also brought up a black string of mucous with pink tinges - kind of like blood content -I am still bring discoloured stuff up first thing in the morning, but nothing like before. I have never had a cough pre or post quitting either.
should be followed. Don't force the phlegm up to the point that you see the blood, but if you have to cough hard and it comes up that is another story. You have to get the gunk up some how. Also, my GP automatically puts me on antibiotic when I am coughing up blood. That has only happened twice. The first time he immediately called in the script. The second time I was already on antibiotics from my allergist and he said it was a good thing.
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.
-Coughing clear fluid, pink phlegm or blood (a very bad sign). -Severe lethargy/fatigue. -Marked blueness of face and lips. -High resting heartbeat (over 130 beats per minute) -Mild symptoms rapidly getting worse. Take care!
I did find out that when your hands are ice cold (like mine) it is just about impossible to get any blood out no matter how high that thing is turned up. LOL So I guess I have to soak them in hot water first.....live and learn. A lot to learn yet. Food is no biggy really because I don't care much for sugar and most all of my food I eat is on the low glycemic index. Still planning on a class though to understand all of this a little more.
Just 10 days ago she coughed up a blood clot and pink flecked sputum.It stops and goes back to being just sputum/phlegm for a few days and then the bloody sputum comes again a couple of times.She has deafness because of cold and cough and is now saying she feels shortness of breath after even mild walking up stairs.She is also fatigued.She is anti tests and it is with great difficulty that we got her to do a chest Xray and blood profile which the doc said was normal.
I, too, wake up at night coughing with phlegm, thick and it is sometimes clear, sometimes clear with yellow spots, sometimes pink spots. The doctor is stuck on asthma, but what he gives me doesn't help without prednisone included in the treatment. Sometimes, at the end of the treatment, when I blow my nose, thick gooey greenish-yellow discharg is in the tissue. I am opposed to consuming medications all the time. I think there is a cure out there somewhere, if I can just find it.
As soon as he got it all up he was fine. I would say if he was throwing up all the while complaining of his belly hurting, then he is probably okay to be around. Kind of like us women when we are pregnant...
Before that, I would wake up coughing after less than an hour on my side. Then I spent the night sitting up and sleeping. It was better than no sleep. It seems we caught it on Christmas Eve in a crowded church. Near the end of the service, a little girl turned towards us and let loose with one horrendous cough. That is about it. I look forward to Spring and sunshine.
Till now, I had the usual flu like symptoms, now I can't tell if I have the flu or if it is tx? Have a bad chest cold that keeps me coughing all night, phlegm etc. After reaching und at 12 etc. and almost <600 at 24 days, I was looking forward; gong to the gym trying to live a normal life and really seeing light at the end of the tunnel; now just thinking about 18 is making me feel queasy. Now I know why people jump ship.
Slowly bend forward as far as you can comfortably bend, and look between your legs at the crotch. Slowly stand up erect. Bend over and stand up again several more times to make sure, before you get in the shower. If you do get dizzy, see a doctor. You may have some blockage in your carotid arteries—the ones in your neck that provide blood to your brain. Figure out which direction you will be bending over in the shower. Preferably, it’s the side away from the shower head.
3 Doc says she is going into kidney failure because of the Furosemid and want me to cut back to 2x daily. However, this will fill her lungs back up, start her coughing and possible serious heart failure. We have a follow up on Thursday. I am scared to death - what should I expect or what symptons should I be on the phone to the Vet for? She looks fine on the outside. How much longer does she have?
Sometimes there's also a burning sensation in my entire left lobe that I can feel from my breast bone down to the bottom of my rib cage and back around and up to my left shoulder blade. I also have days when asthma symptoms are uncontrollable, even with use of a nebulizer.
So on Saturday I wake up and I feel like crap. I got a sore throat, I'm coughing all the time, and I got all this flem inside me. I fight through it during the day and then at night my ear starts to hurt. So I wake up in the middle of the night and my ear is just pounding as the pain had escalated tremendously. I took some more ibuprofen to try and relieve the pain of my ear and I got a hot water bag (IDK what it's supposed to be called) and heated it up and used it like a pillow on my ear.
You MUST let the phlegm run and dry up IN your sinus cavity. When you let the phlegm dry up, it builds a protective layer between your sensitive sinuses and the air-conditioning effect. It is difficult and painful, but instead of blowing your nose, simply dab away the excess phlegm from your nose as it runs. Tilt your head back and let the phlegm run back over your sinuses. Soon, (5-10 minutes, from first aggravation,) the phlegm will dry and your symptoms alleviate.
It was from the anesthesia I was told ... probably with you, too, and coughing up phlegm from surgery if you weren't ill from a germ kind of thing. Congrats on the benign!
A smoker first needs to identify when he/she smokes. When you first wake up? During or after the morning coffee? In the car on the way to work? During lunch break? In the car on the way home from work? After dinner? Before bed? Most of these cigarette times are ROUTINE events. You expect to light up without even thinking. This is aside from the few you have when your out with your friends at the bar, at a ball game, watching tv...or what ever. The thing to do here is...
My first breath when I wake in the morning is almost always followed by coughing up a large amount of phlegm and saliva. A feeling of tightness/pressure under my breast bone is considerably relieved if I can force a good burp. An unaccountable salty taste periodically pervades the back of my mouth. I sometimes have a sporadic sharp pain in the lower throat but never a typical "sore throat".
My first breath when I wake in the morning is almost always followed by coughing up a large amount of phlegm and saliva. A feeling of tightness/pressure under my breast bone is considerably relieved if I can force a good burp. An unaccountable salty taste periodically pervades the back of my mouth. I sometimes have a sporadic sharp pain in the lower throat but never a typical "sore throat".
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