Blood in mucus of lungs

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Avatar n tn Last week I started coughing up green thick mucus, and a couple of times there was a small amount of red blood present in clear mucus. I have a terrible cough, that is sometimes accompanied with dizziness. I am not sure if I have a fever(no thermometer)and sometimes feel a little sick to my stomach. I have slight chest pain, described best as a tightness. At night, the tightness gets pretty uncomfortable. Any ideas as to what the problem is and if it was brought on by the abuse?
Avatar n tn This was the FIRST time I have EVER smoked a cigarette. Now today, I wake up and cough up blood. The taste of blood is in my mouth, and I guess I damaged my lungs by those two hits. Will this pass? Did I seriously mess up my lungs? Should I see a doctor? What should I do? What does the blood mean? Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have talked with all my smoker friends and none have them have experienced this.
Avatar n tn As time has passed every time I blow my nose blood would come out in the mucus. Not a little, not in tiny streaks but alot. The mucus is clear, but with the blood is tinged pink or red. I sometimes have headaches but nothing unusual. Also recently I've been "spitting up" mucus with blood too. Lately I've been feeling really achy and super tired. And my chest hurts, it feels tight. And I've developed a little bit of a cough.
Avatar m tn About 3 days ago I got a real bad sore throat and its getting better, but for the last two days I wake up and I cough once and my mucus is thick with blood in it. It only happens in the morning and then i am fine the rest of the day. I am a smoker and about 3 years ago I had an infected lung.... which was easily fixed with antibiotics.... what can be causing this? I have no other signs of a cold and i am getting regular headache but i have had that my whole life ...
Avatar n tn Hello, I've been having streaks of blood in my mucus almost every night or morning since April. It's usually just one or two spits either before i go to bed, or right after I wake up. I have also had on and off mild chest discomfort right behind my breast bone. My primary care physician sent me to an ENT for evaluation. I was given a endoscopy with biopsy that came back negative.
Avatar n tn Hi, blood in saliva or sputum is called hemoptysis. These symptoms strongly suggest that you may be having acute sore throat infection (most common cause). In such cases tiny tinge of blood in sputum is common. Some other possibilities are polyps, broncheictesis, lung cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding etc. Firstly you need to start a course of broad spectrum antibiotic as an empirical therapy if infection is suspected.
Avatar n tn For the past couple mornings I've coughed up some blood in my mucus (a little bit of blood in my mucus, basically the first hack of the morning, and so far it hasn't happend in any other part of the day). To be honest, and please try not to judge me since I am cutting down to quit, I smoke marijuana to ease anxiety(since it beats the heck out of spending loads of cash on medication). I do not smoke cigarettes.
Avatar f tn The shaking is because of the side effects of the puffers - that is a lot of medication they gave you but since it helped they may be asthma. I would talk to your family doctor and get some pulmonary function tests to see what is going on. Atrovent can dry out your mucus layers so it may have irritated your throat or sinuses and that may have caused the bloody mucus.
7901740 tn?1395201387 It is highly likely that the cause of the blood-streaked mucous is not a serious disease, but that does need to be confirmed. Specifically, the source of the blood streaked mucous, that could actually be anywhere in her respiratory tract from the upper end of the respiratory tract, nose/sinuses, to the lower respiratory tract, the lungs must be identified with reasonable certainty and treated.
Avatar m tn 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. No cough, just snorting from my nose and clearing my throat when I spit.
Avatar n tn I felt that the sudden change of air pressure is sqeezing my head. I was surprise to notice traces of blood in my mucus when I went to the restroom. I went to our company doctor. My blood pressure is normal. The doctor advised me to get a CBC and Im still awaiting for the test result. Its four days now and traces of blood is still present. Got my last x-ray last July and my chest is normal. Need your advice.
Avatar f tn I have no insurance and haven't seen a Dr in 2 yrs for the Crohn's. I am not having a BM just mucus and blood in the tolet. When I do have a BM it is thick and takes tons of tissue to clean it up. I don't have a way or money to see a Dr. I just want to know what this means. I have 2 small children and im 33 yrs old. I need to know what to prepare for.
Avatar n tn Hereditary telangiectasia causes a connection between arteries and veins where there should not be connections. This can happen in the skin, mucus membranes, and other organs in addition to the lungs. A CT scan of the chest is often the first test that identifies this in the lungs. They can vary greatly in number and size. The effect this has on you will depend upon the number and their size. When they are larger, you are more likely to have blood in your sputum.
Avatar f tn I do have an autoimmune disease - Sjogren's Syndrome, which has caused some chronic bronchiectasis as well. A CT of the chest recently showed some nodules in the lungs. Tests are being done to get to the root cause of the emphysema. I also have some nodules on my thyroid. (TSH is always normal, but I've had some labs with elevated thryoid antibodies in the past) I don't really feel like any breathing difficulty I experience is coming from the lungs. It feels more sinus or thyroid related.
Avatar n tn Weaning with CPAP for 3 wks then trachy oxygen mask.Wk 13 more fluid in lungs,chest drain put in.bleeding,low blood pressure.Wk 15 Trachy mask all day,CPAP night.Then pneumonia,setback to bipap.antibiotics help.back on trachy mask but last 4 days deteriorating.sepsis suspected but they say lungs failing & can do nothing else & hes dying.not sure about their medicalcare & what else we can do?
Avatar n tn It has started happening again recently and has been much more frequent, around 8 times over the past 2 weeks, and I often have a taste of blood in my mouth. I have tried decongestant spray and saline spray, neither seems to help. I have not been feeling sick at all and am otherwise a pretty healthy 30 year old male and have not had a nosebleed since I was a child. My doctor looked into my nose and couldn't see anything so I am going to an ENT specialist in a few weeks.
Avatar m tn I have had excessive mucus in the back of my throat for a while now and it is really getting annoying. It's not in my lungs or in my chest, it is just in my throat. I have to cough it up (more like a hocking sound) all the time and it is disgusting and ANNOYING. I have never had allergies in my life and never any big disease problems at all. This thing is just annoying and I am wondering what in the world could be causing it. The mucus is clear with no blood or anything--just clear.
Avatar n tn I recently went scuba diving for the first time and was under water about 25 feet for about a hlaf hour. when I got out of the water, I spit out some blood in my mucus...Can you tell me the cause of this?
Avatar n tn it happened again a month later I had just eaten and again had a huge glob of mucus in my throat and again it had a fleck of the last 7 months it has only happened one other time again after I doctor sent me for a chest xray, chest catscan , and since I was suffering from bad reflux a endoscopy. everything was normal but I am still worried sick that I could have lung cancer..I stupidly smoked for 8 yrs but I quit 3 yrs ago..
Avatar n tn for the past 5 days i have the cold but its been 3 days now i have been seeing blood streaks in the mucus when i blow y nose. but now the blood presence in the mucus is increasing. i am o antibiotics already. can you help me???
Avatar n tn today i coughed up blood to the size of a ten pence piece and specs of blood again in my mucus thereafter, i went to accident and emergency who gave me a blood test and checked my pulse and temp.
Avatar n tn Nasal irrigation may help with the sinus and nasal secretions, but after 3 months, both of you should have a chest x-ray, a blood count and examination of any mucus you may raise. With 3 months of chest congestion, you may have to see a lung specialist to get an answer.
Avatar m tn Hi Doctors, I have itching in my lungs and cough many time it consulted doctor but the doctor examined my blood test and X-Ray and says no problem in here and gives me AMOXYCILLINE-500 mg one for every 6 hours and it goes off. but this time i went to doctor and doctor gave me the same medicine and id didnot work. i wen to doctor doctor gave me derphylline and astha kind syrup the infection went off and came back again.
1200240 tn?1289343287 I am Asthmatic and prone to chest infections. One time my GP came home to me because, i was coughing up blood stained frothy mucus and my lungs were itching and i was very breathless, i had swollen ankles and felt terribly bloatedand my GP said i had fluid on the lungs, he treated me with directics. I have never had this happen to me since.Has anyone else had this and is this connected to heart problems at all. I have had an angygram about 5 years agao now and my results were clear...
Avatar n tn You should have an x-ray with a lead apron over your abdomen, another culture of your sputum, and culture of your blood. The likelihood of lung cancer in a woman your age, even one who has smoked heavily, is very small. Do not worry about this but do try to get your doctors to take your symptoms more seriously. Good luck.
Avatar n tn It may be an allergy to dust mites. They build up in the pillows and bedding. To see if that's the problem, wash all bedding in hot water and cover the pillow case with allergen protectors, and see if you are better.
Avatar n tn When I brush my teeth I start to spit up alot of brown mucus and blood and I wanted to know what that means and if it is coming from my lungs and is this a serious matter?
Avatar m tn Anyway to cut a long story short between now and last march I have coughed up streaks of blood in my phlegm several times, been to the doctors several times, had a chest x-ray (about six months ago) which I had "mild bronchitic changes in the base of my lungs." The main reason I am writing this is that I don't believe I have had a satifactory explanation as to is actually going on with my lungs. My symptoms include: Mild tightness in what feels like my lungs.
Avatar n tn I too have asthma and am very prone to producing a lot of mucous. If you have enough excess mucous in your lungs (to the point you can feel it rattling in your chest), then it becomes the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. That's how a lot of people who have COPD, cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis get bacterial infections on a regular basis. Did you allergist do and a blood test to determine your IGE levels?