Why am i coughing out blood

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Avatar n tn back in November 2008 I caught this epic cold ,my whole family had it, went in the chest, docs gave me all kinds of meds , still have cough , now they said that asthma induced by coughing irratation, now on predisone , cause coughing was not going away, I think there is a major strain out there affecting part the chest cause i am still trying to get over it and they took chest xrays said everything is ok ,and blood tests ok , so whats up with this cause I have never had asthma like this , or st
Avatar n tn He told me that the infection has subsided in my left sinus (so why am I STILL coughing?). He also told me that I am a high risk for sinus surgery due to a bone connecting my nose to my forehead. Seems that it is too thin and has a space in it opening directly into the sinus. Didn't he see this on the previous 2 CT scans? His advice, if you're feeling better, keep doing what you're doing. Manage it as best you can and maybe it will go away ( and that will be another $125 please!
Avatar n tn I cough up blood because I have bronchiectasis. My friend coughed up blood and immediately went in and found out she has lung cancer. You can cough up blood with a sinus infection. Go to the doctor because it "may be nothing" or can be serious.
Avatar n tn The next day I was sleeping on the couch and when I woke up, I started coughing and I passed out. My husband said that my face turned bright red and I started to shake. I came to after a little bit. I went to the ER and was admitted for one week. They did every test in the book and I don't think that they still knew what was wrong with me. I stopped taking the inhaler the dr gave me while I was hospitalized and I was getting better, however the cough never did and neither did the passing out.
1003742 tn?1250207066 The next day, early morning, i started coughing again as soon as i woke up. This time, there was a little more blood. The day after, i still had the cough(phlegm) but without any blood. And now today, I suddenly woke up early morning around 6am and started coughing again. This time there was something like maybe a total of ten drops of fresh blood in my mucus. I quit smoking completely last weekend and since then i haven't touched a ciggarette. Why then is there blood in my mucus?
Avatar m tn I would tell you to at least get a chest xray done and see someone else, it could be a rib has pressed onto your lung causing some pain and bleeding but I am no expert so my opinion is get it checked out if you go to that Doc tell him you want an Xray done...
Avatar m tn I have an appointment for catscan 31st I already had half lung removed in 1982 for valley fever that is why I am nervous and the doctor at VA told me if you don't have a fever or lose weight there is nothing wrong
206807 tn?1331939784 "Coughing up blood" is rather vague. I have coughed so hard that I saw a little blood in my spit. In that case perhaps you could say that inflammation caused one to cough up blood. But, but that's vastly different from vomiting blood. I have done that too and, for me, it was several units of blood that came up. Vomiting blood in an HCV positive patient strongly suggests ruptured esophageal varices.
Avatar f tn It seems to be brought on more when I eat or drink. Its almost as if I am needing air really fast so I cough or something. (I don't think I have a breathing problem though) so the cough started almost 2 months ago.
Avatar f tn We have been to the doctors, ER, Cardio and no answer except it is coughing syncope. No solutions. I am so affraid to let him drive by himself or with our son in the car. please help.
Avatar m tn I don't know what started it, what changed to start it., or why it happens. I am tired of coughing all the time and am sure the people around me are tired of hearing it. I went to a doctor who tested me or allergies and said I am allergic to nothing. She did a chest xray which came back clear as well. I have constant sinus drainage and my cough usually gets me gasping for breath when I laugh...odd I know. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.
Avatar f tn They did a blood patch by taking my own blood out of my arm and injecting it close to where they did the LP, I laid flat for an hour and when I stood up it was as if the heavens had parted and the Angels were singing. Suddenly I didn't care that the blood patch was some of the worst pain and way worse than the LP itself, because I was sitting up with zero headaches, I was looking in faces instead of up noses, it was glorious.
Avatar f tn Can you please try and help me. I am living in Taiwan and I am now sick since the beginning of January 2008. I have seen a docter 3 times already but because of a lack of language ( understanding ) they can't tell me what's wrong and their medicine doesn't work either. I am coughing intensly and my chest is almost always hurting. It starts with a pricking sensation in my throat and then the coughing starts. It is so intense that I sometimes throw up because of it. Cough syrup has little effect.
Avatar n tn my 7 year old son woke up one morning nearly 3 months ago coughing up bright red blood he did this several times that day the next day approx 12 times then a handful of times the next few days The blood was always bright red and in vast quantities,soaking approx dozen nappy liner type cloths each time He had black poo as well for a few days He had an episode of coughing up blood 2 1/2 years ago but not as severe After the coughing up blood he was complaining of headaches, dizziness,his blood pre
Avatar n tn I am baffled as to why you are prescribed Levaquin too. Let us know when you find out.
Avatar f tn (I have tachycardia, low blood pressure and the blood is pooling into my legs - in which is why I see a cardiologist). I do have other symptoms but they I am told are from my cerebellar ptosis. So am I worried about this coughing (not much), wheezing (a lot), and sneezing (sometimes) for nothing? Doctors don't seem to be concerned when I tell them.
Avatar f tn I keep getting dizzy as well not just while coughing. I really don't want to sit at a clinic to find out I have a bad cold, but I am getting concerned that it may be more then a cold. I have also been getting a fever off and on.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn I woke up the other night out of a sound sleep, unable to catch my breath (or take a deep breath), and involuntarily coughing. I could feel that my heart was not right and something funky was happening. I have had many experiences with palpitations (SVT, PVCs, VT), but this was the first time I was actually very ready to call an ambulance for. I decided to try and wait it out a bit longer and it did finally subside over time. Very scary though. Can anyone offer me any insight on this?
Avatar n tn I am a 26 year old male. On occasion (maybe once a week) I have a coughing spell...the cough is very chesty and almost feels like I'm clearing my throat. It only lasts a few minutes, but my main issue is that every time I get this cough I have severe itching on the right side of my chest and the same side of my upper back (as far as location, it almost feels that if you drilled a hole straight through the itch on my chest that you would touch the itch on my back).
Avatar m tn While it seemed to improve his blood sugar(I tested his blood), he had periods of excitement and heavy panting for hours. I was concerned about heart attack and I cut his dosage to 5mg three times a day, then 2. After a month of so, he started to develop a severe cough. Dry, but with almost every breath. This continues today, after 4 months. Out of desperation, I cut medicines out completely after dropping the dosage slowly for a week.
Avatar n tn I believe I've been exposed to mold for about 5 weeks when I started the coughing, wheezing and gasping for air. I do not have asthma, etc. I went to the hospital as I had to fly the next day and was afraid I had something horrible and didn't want to give it to anyone on the plane. When I started coughing I could hardly quit - thought I would die from lack of 02. An antibiotic IV drip, 2 z-packs, a breathing treatment, an inhaler and Advair! And nothing.
Avatar f tn Do you have a comment on blood tests for autoimmune disease (ANA, CCP, RA), that keep changing each year from normal to abnormal or visa versa? I am a female. Age 58. I have been passed around from doctor to doctor with no diagnosis, for several years. In 2010 these were my blood test results: ANA abnormal: 1:40 CCP abnormal: 46 RA normal SSA normal SSB abnormal: 1.
Avatar n tn I have a couple of prescriptions for coughing ect but they are not working very well and i have since had 2 more hard coughing episodes where i blacked out if not all the way passed out. What i want to know is does this sound normal for bronchitis or hard coughing? Should i be worried more? Can passing out or blacking out cause any damage from repeted episodes? What else can i do?
Avatar f tn I have had O today, and I am not sure why. My cycle ended Wed. maybe it's hormonal - guess I won't know until the end of this month.:) But the .25 mg of Xanax has helped a lot. I did not want to take ANY medication, and the doc said with this low dose I can take only when I need it (I've only had 2 doses). My doc did tell me that stress can cause us to feel them, but it doesn't have to be the cause - that is the mystery.
Avatar f tn Oh I should mention the last blood test was a non fasting blood test and I had a cup of coffee before I had the test (that was the only thing I had)
Avatar m tn Basically, it sounds like you have an infection, and the doctor is recommending you have a complete blood count (CBC) to find out why. Some of the causes for a reading indicating absolute lymphosis are treatable infections, and one or two are worst-case-scenario illnesses. Do not get panicked or borrow trouble, just go get a complete blood count and see what might be causing the reading.
Avatar n tn I just left a post for another helpful person stating that he has now gotten some control of it with medications, but I want to know why and I am still in hope of finding a cause and a cure. I have no doubt that diet is a large part of the answer. I will alter his more away from the carbs but I have to keep him away from too much red meat because he also has gout and it is very painful. So, red meat and beer has been removed already. (At least as much as it can be.