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Sign up now. Show references Weinberger SE. Etiology and evaluation of hemoptysis in adults. Accessed March 6, Ferri FF. More serious causes will be treated with the appropriate treatment measures.
For minor conditions that can lead to the coughing up of blood, such as irritation of the throat or esophagus that leads to excessive violent coughing, throat lozenges to soothe irritation and cough suppressants may be helpful.
It is important to only use these remedies under the advice of your doctor, as they may lead to airway blockages in some cases. Coughing up blood can be scary. Most of the time, it is not a serious condition and minor treatment is necessary. It is important to contact your doctor any time you cough up blood. Seek immediate medical attention if you cough up excessive amounts of blood or if you continue to cough up blood for an extended amount of time.
May 7th Definition Coughing up blood can be caused by a variety of lung conditions and can take a variety of forms: blood may be bright red or pink and frothy, or it may be mixed with mucus.
Symptoms Numerous lung conditions can result in the coughing up of blood. Blood that The Cough (where a little blood comes out) - Vampire Step-Dad - Love Bites (CD) expelled from the lungs can take on the following appearances: Bright red blood Brown-tinged sputum Frothy pink mucus Blood that comes from the mouth as a result of bleeding from the throat, gastrointestinal tract or the mouth itself is not the same thing as coughing up blood.
Causes There are a wide variety of causes for coughing up blood. Other symptoms that would prompt a call to when coughing up blood include: Coughing up blood that amounts to more than a few teaspoons Passing blood in the stool Blood in the urine Pain in the chest Severe shortness of breath Feeling lightheaded Dizziness Fever Diagnostic Testing Your doctor will perform a complete physical exam to evaluate your health and attempt to diagnose your condition.
He will ask questions specifically about your cough such as: The amount of blood that is being brought up when you cough Whether or not you can notice blood in any mucous you expel How many instances of coughing up blood have occurred How suddenly the condition The Cough (where a little blood comes out) - Vampire Step-Dad - Love Bites (CD) Whether or not the condition has increased How long the cough has been present Whether or not the coughing worsens during the night What other symptoms are present along with the cough After asking questions, your doctor will do a complete physical exam, paying special attention to your chest and lungs.
Additional tests that may be performed include: CT scan of the chest Chest X-ray Bronchoscopy to view the airways Blood tests Biopsy of the lungs Lung scan Sputum culture Sputum smear Pulmonary arteriography Treatment Options Treatment options will depend largely on the underlying condition.
Home Remedies For minor conditions that can lead to the coughing up of blood, such as irritation of the throat or esophagus that leads to excessive violent coughing, throat lozenges to soothe irritation and cough suppressants may be helpful. Considerations Coughing up blood can be scary. The small amount o f blood is due to irritation brought on by your hacking cough. I have blood The Cough (where a little blood comes out) - Vampire Step-Dad - Love Bites (CD) mucus and sometimes even small spots of blood in it, that I cough up.
I don't have a cold. What could be causing this? Trachella Johnson foy answered. Can be serious prob: There are many possibly causes including but not limited to tuberculosis, pneumonia, or tumor. Also other lung disease. Thus this symptom needs imm Don't have a cold.
Don't have a cough otherwise. What is it? Jon Ahrendsen answered. Hoarse voice ; blood: Most physcians would suggest that you have an exam with an otolaryngologist ent. This could be infection or could be cancer. Remember abnormal bleed I've had the flu and a bad cough for a few days.
Today when i cough up phlem there is a small amout of blood. What would l have irritated? John Froude answered. Probably not serious: Are you otherwise healthy? Was the blood pink or dark in colour? Are you better from the flu in every other way? The blood could come from the oropha I am getting over my cold. But i still have this bad cough, The Cough (where a little blood comes out) - Vampire Step-Dad - Love Bites (CD). Hurts my lower back and side, coughing up.
Blood, and mucus stuck in my chest. Earache too? Philip Miller answered.
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