Coughing up small amounts of blood

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On the contrary, you are quite sick. Coughing up blood can be a serious symptom. If the amount of blood is small with slightly tinged mucous, it is probably just bronchitis and your severe cough is breaking capillaries. A round of antibiotics will clear that right up, so see your doctor soon. If you are coughing up larger amounts of blood, go to an ER, hospital.
I am a 57 year old non-smoker female who has begun to cough up small amounts of blood mixed with mucus today. This situation follows emergency room visit and diagnosis of bronchitis 4 days ago with ventolin inhaler 90 mcg, methylprednisolone 4 mg, levoflocacin 500 mg tablet and benzonatate 100 mg capsule prescribed. I also take small dosage daily of thyroxin. Have also had several spells of being unable to breathe in or out for 20 seconds or so, quite alarming.
The cold eventually went away, but since then I have been consistently coughing up clear phlegm 10-20 times a day. Usually, it's just small amounts, and I cough it up to try and clear my lungs and throat. I went to my doctor about a month ago and he performed a lung function breathing test and checked my blood oxygen levels and said that everything was normal. So he prescribed Nasonex which I have been taking for about a week, but it doesn’t seem to have made much difference.
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..
Currently I am spitting up small amounts of blood in a clear mucous. Occassionally it is just blood that I am spitting up. Deos not appear that the blood is clotted. I am spitting up when I clear my throat - for every 6 or so epsidoes of spitting I am spitting up yellow mucous without blood. There is no trace of blood in either nostril and no bleeding within the mouth, gums etc...
My respiratory consultant says he is not looking at anything sinister and that the most likely cause is a blood vessel ruptured by coughing. It just seems too simple, that after a year of coughing, I suddenly produce blood and it is explained away so easily. Should I ask for further tests? I am 65 and have not smoked for 17 years. I am at my wits' end and don't know where to turn. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I still have a cough with no other symptoms except for occasional greenish phlem in small amounts. The pneumonia seemed to have cleared up months ago. My pulmanologist has prescribed various inhalers and nothing has helped. I have no shortness of breath, just a cough, sometimes dry, sometimes rattling. What could these spots be and what could be causing the cough?
Also, if you do large amounts of exercise, the prolonged heavy use of your lungs over periods of time can cause small amounts of 'pink mucus', but this should never happen regularly, or repeatedly. If your still worried and don't want to see the Doctor, then if you can supply some additional info I might be able to help you.
Within the past week when I awake in the mornings i've been spitting blood, at first it was small amounts but it's casually gotten thicker to contain more blood. It doesn't appear to be coming from my gums, and i've not recently been sick in any way. I was just wondering where to start with what this could be?
Use a large syringe (60 ml) that I got from my ENT and fill it up with salt water (1/2 tsp of equal amounts of salt and baking soda). I hang over the sink and squirt it up each side of my nostrils till stuff comes out. Gross I know, but effective. The surgery is not fun. I had a couple of surgeries, because it wasn't until the surgeon went into my sinuses during surgery that he saw my septum was very deviated.
Hi, if your phlegm is green in colour it may be that you have an infection and sometimes with an infection there can be small amounts of blood and you should then see your doctor to perhaps get an antibiotic. If the phlegm is not green as long as it is not large amounts of blood then as jaja says it may be due to excessive coughing. Again i am not a doctor but i do work in the field of respiratory medicine. if you are concerned then speak to your doctor.
Do not (at least it works for me), go back in to normal eating habits/patterns. Keep the fluids up, and eat small amounts throughout the day. The low residue diet seems to be working for me, however, I cannot wait to be able to have a beer and a steak again someday.
I am constantly straining muscles from the intense coughing, I've coughed up blood twice. I finally had a CAT scan and it shows that my lungs are fine, except from some harmless scarring from prolonged coughing. Antibiotics have no effect on the cough. I've used Tussionex (codeine cough syrup) for years, but drs. don't like to prescribe it, so I use it when I can't stand it any more to make it last. The cough leaves me so exhausted, and my muscles painful, and it's almost impossible to sleep.
It is not uncommon to have small amounts of blood when this inflammation is further irritated by coughing. The damage caused by smoking occurs whenever you smoke. People 'feel fine' until the changes have created a significant problem. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis get a diagnosis on a specific day, but have been going on for years before that day occurs! If the blood is continuing, even in small amounts, you should call your physician. A chest x-ray may be needed.
I have tried several times swallowing a small lump of bread and drank water with it and also copious amounts of water afterwards but I can still feel the obstruction in the back of my throat. Has anyone got any ideas to take care of this problem. I would certainly appreciate any worthwhile suggestions.
two weeks ago i noticed that when i woke up in the morning i had a small amt of blood in my sputum. i went to the dr two days ago becuase i noticed this again when i coughed. she told me that it was more than likely my sinuses being dry becuase i did have the appearance of an infection in my sinuses. i dont have a cough really at all and i dont have sob adn i dont have pain or wheezing. she listened to my lungs adn she said they sounded good.
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.
About five months ago I coughed up copious amounts of blood. Before this, I was feeling fine with only a very mild cough (a couple of coughs a day). For whatever reason, I coughed one very hard and very loud cough, and then immediately after began to cough up a lot of blood. The more I coughed the more came out, and I felt like I had to keep coughing.
I coughed up a lot of yellow sputum in the morning. That's when I started to notice small amounts of blood in my sputum again. Sometimes it looks rusty colored, sometimes red. My cough cleared up. Then this past Tuesday, April 17, afer I brushed my teath, I was spitting and I noticed a small amount of blood in my spit. My gums and teeth are not bleeding. The next day I only notice a very small amount of pale red blood, which I really had to force out of my throat.
Hi, Im a 30 yr old male - Small concentrated amounts of blood in saliva in AM/PM...(noticed recently) And not all the time but enough to scare me. The rest of my spit will be clear as a bell, but there will be a spot that appers phlegm-like that is red. I smoked pretty good in years past (college) and only occasionally now. I chew sometimes and havent been to a dentist in 10+ yrs but have no cavities and no tooth aches and gums seem fine.
You could try supplements, selenium in small dose working up to 400 mcg but no more then 600 mcg with the same amount of chromium, and zinc working up to 50 mg per day. Or eat brazil nuts if you can afford the weight. I take the selenium route and sometimes eat the nuts as well regardless of the supplements. This route will take longer if its going to work than T-3/Armour which are chemicals that our body is not use to. Plus Armour is said to cause TED.
My son is 11 months old and has had an ear infection and cold for 2 weeks now, with his runny nose thick with green cattarh and appearing to get no better. i have also noticed a small cluster of pinprick sized lumps around the outer corner of each of his eyes, can anyone tell me what these could be?
Finally today I still feel really tired and I had a brief period (1 hour) of heavy coughing and I noticed that a few times I had coughed up some blood mixed with mucus (small amounts). Then I still have the irregular bowl movements and now the stool is black in color (but i don't know if its because of the Pepto Bismo or blood, there does seem to be red traces floating around the stool).
I already have a flexible sigmoidoscopy scheduled because of small amounts if blood in stool. GP and gastro don't seem concerned. I did three consecutive occult blood tests which came back negative for blood. I see my GP weekly because of my anxiety. We were gonna go to two weeks buy I don't know if I'll make because of my phlegm. I guess I am here for some health anxiety support and find people like me to share stories with.
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I found in my search that caffiene and chocolate can worsen symptoms of GERD and the connection of it to difficulty breathing when lying flat, wheezing and coughing is found on a large number of very reputable sites (including Mayo Clinic etc...). Here's one medical research quote: "Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) may cause, trigger or exacerbate many pulmonary diseases.
My brother is a recovering addict and has been off the junk for at least 18 months but he keeps having these strange blackouts. He throws up and has small amounts of blood on his shirt but has no memory of biting his tongue or a nose bleed. During one of these episodes he even urinated on himself and fell and cracked his tooth. He has been to several different doctors including a neurosurgeon but they cannot seem to find out what is causing these symptoms.
I feel pretty good except I have the most unbelieveable sore throat and I am coughing up small amounts of blood. Did anyone else experience this and how long does it last.
Since this time, I have also noticed that it seems that one of the treatments for this is to use a needle and drain the fluid. I only had huge amounts of steroids. While I was in the hospital for a period of 8 days, I gained 39 pounds. (And unfortunately, I have yet to loose this weigh, due to the steroids.) I have been going to doctors this past year and a half constantly. I am being told that I suffer from an aniexty disorder. And I was was told that I have fibromyalgia.
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