Coughing up jelly like sputum

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782115 tn?1245684075 You are right to be concerned about the blood in your boyfriend’s sputum. Coughing up blood is definitely abnormal, under any circumstance. Given his age and long smoking history, the blood was probably due to his having chronic bronchitis. If so, that would be serious now and, even more so, later in life. This blood should be considered serious and, at a minimum, he should see his doctor and have a chest x-ray.
782115 tn?1245684075 My boyfriend, who is 21, has a chronic cough accompanied by a very thick mucous. This morning he coughed up a large amount of mucous with a little blood in it. The sputum was thick and looked like a giant glob of petroleum jelly - he says that this is normal, but my mucous is not so thick and gel-like. He has been smoking since he was 13 and I am worried about him. Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
733681 tn?1231811440 I have had asthma since very young but have never coughed up this much sputum in my life, I am coughing up about 2 handfuls a day. I just wanted to thank you for posting this cause this is 1 more thing I can suggest to the MD to see if this will fix the horrible problem.
Avatar m tn Though you do not have any symptoms like coughing or shortness of breath you should see your doctor and get evaluated. A clinical examination and tests like X-ray chest ,sputum culture and smear, blood counts may be necessary. Further tests will depend on the test results. Treatment will be specific based on the cause. I hope it helps. Best luck and regards!
Avatar n tn what are these clear jelly like balls im coughing up? and what does it mean.
Avatar f tn Now I have been on 500 mg Cipro for 4 of 7 days prescribed but still am coughing up same type of blood mixture. Am I just not allowing the medicine to work long enough or should I be contacting my doctor?
Avatar f tn Since about the second or third week post quitting I started coughing up this weird white/gray phlegm that has a terrible, bitter acrid taste that coats my mouth and back of my throat almost like an oil. Similar to bronchitis sputum but not green or yellow. There's no tar in it, no black bits, and it's always a small amount but it's once a day, every day. Usually after I eat. I hate it, it's disgusting and I'm not sure why it's still coming up! Anyone else?
Avatar n tn been coughing for a couple of weeks little bit of fever very tired went to a walk in clinic a couple of days ago and the Doctor said it was mostly allergies gave me antibotics,congestion,cough syurp,nasal spray....this morning when I woke up I was coughing up blood in my phlegm the first 3 times then it cleared up....
Avatar n tn I just woke up. i went in used the restroom.. felt something in my throat and hacked up blood. it was the first time i've done that. and there was no coughing before it. what could this be?
Avatar f tn I've been coughing up sputum for a couple of weeks it's thick slimy and gross I can feel it in the back of my throat. It will range in color it rangesfrom brown to light green sometimes the green is speckled with brown I took some pictures of it my mouth is dry other than that there's nothing wrong with me no fever when I checked it thermometer acts and pains. I need this stuff to stop.
Avatar n tn did anyone find out what the little green disc like things are they are coughing up?
Avatar f tn To determine disease activity, you need to do some additional tests, like sputum microscopy or sputum culture (I have also explained these procedures in my previous post). If the disease is active, then your friend may be contagious, unless he starts taking medication for it. I hope this clarifies things for you.
Avatar m tn the cough did not improve after this point though, i still was coughing up sputum regularly and i found it very hard to suppress my coughing fits if i ever tried to. when i returned to NZ i was still having violent and productive coughing fits, often set off by laughing or exercise, also at night.
Avatar f tn Has anyone experienced really bad coughing during treatment? My boyfriend developed terrible coughing the first week of treatment. It's not a dry cough, he brings up copious amounts of flem/mucous. When he first started treatment, he noticed the coughing attack usually began about one hour after his ribavarin dose. This went on throughout his six month tx, some days worse than others.
Avatar f tn Are these episodes of coughing up blood accompanied by any other symptoms? Do you have abdominal pain, do you ever have bloody stools? Gastrointestinal problems like ulcers can also be the cause but not likely given that it is only a small amount. Do you have nose bleeds? Pain in throat? I think with the ct scans someone is definitely on the right track. Be patient and try not to think the worst scenario. It could be something really simple.
Avatar n tn You will need to consult your doctor who may need to do a sputum culture and sensitivity to determine what antibiotic the organism is susceptible to. He may even ask for repeat blood test and an X ray. Lung function tests could further help in evaluation. In the meantime try to take warm oral fluids and do steam inhalations prior to your meals. This helps to loosen up and bring out the secretions. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Over the past couple of weeks I've been coughing up white gooey sputum, last week I had pains in my arms and upper back, not sure if this is connected but something is not right at the moment. Thanks for any advice.
Avatar f tn I have always coughed up brown flecks in my phlegm. But now, I have been coughing up dark grey after having some chronically infected teeth pulled. Could this be a result of the local anesthetic injections, or a worsening of the copd? I can only get rid of bronchitis for about a month before it comes back every time. Antibiotics (doxicycline) seem to have the inside of my mouth raw, with white patches on my tongue and a few white blisters in mouth, also. Now I'm on Penicillin for the teeth.
Avatar n tn Lol you made me laugh, you need to tell the truth to your doctor, when he asks if you were coughing up blood in the sputum, Have you had a chest x-ray? Pnuemonia can take time to go, and its not cured in a couple of days, trust me. i know, because i have had streptococcus pnuemonia myself. Dont be silly and rush back to work, you wont do yourself any favours. Good luck and i hope you get well soon.
Avatar f tn I have had COPD for awhile and just started coughing up blood. I cough a lot anymore to the point I can hardly breath. I am on inhalers, steroids, antibiotics and a nebulizer. The nebulizer helps most of all back can only take it 4 times a day. Should I be worried?