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Why am I coughing up blood?

By August 5, 2014 - 9:49pm
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I coughed up blood in my phlegm about half a tsp. it was red regular color , not dark or anything. Maybe just one part that might have been dark red. I woke up from a nap and I had phlegm in my throat. I usually never have. I do not have a cold or anything, no cough at all. I only have a muscle strain in my stomach throat hurts when I move. (Abdominal tear). I went to the doctor they checked and said it was nothing didn't feel anything. So there was no need for sonogram . The pain starte in January lasted for about 2 months. IT went away for three months then came back now. I also had upper mid back pain for about three weeks when I would stand or walk longer than 2 minties. This was in May 2014 and it went away now. Why did I all of a sudden cough up blood? Is this an emergency?

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I went to the doctor and they said that my abdominal tear they didn't feel anything. The back didn't feel anything either. My neck and all nothing either. My throat didn't see anything either. He said it is most likely nothing. That it is most like a blood vessel that broke. What do you think?

August 16, 2014 - 9:54pm

Ok I understand. Thank you so much for your time. Take care!

August 8, 2014 - 1:00pm

The back pain would only be present when I move. As soon as I sit it would disappear. I put heating pads and it went away after 3 weeks. Could this be related? What would they do to. What would they do to check this out? Btw I am 26 female non smoker. Thank you for your time!

August 7, 2014 - 1:50pm
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Hello Bathsheva,

I suggested you consult your physician because that is the person who knows your medical history and can do an evaluation. Coughing up blood, if not caused by aggressive brushing your teeth, is abnormal and must be evaluated by a physician.

I don't know if the two are related. Your doctor may choose to order diagnostic tests, such as an MRI to get a look at your back or endoscopy to see if the bleeding is from your gastrointestinal tract.


August 8, 2014 - 9:11am

Hello Bathseva,

Coughing up blood can be alarming. The blood can be coming from some part of your respiratory tract. Blood coming from elsewhere, such as your stomach, can mimic coughing up blood. It's important for your doctor to determine the site of the bleeding, and then determine why you're coughing up blood.

I am concerned that you are had upper mid-back pain that lasted for three weeks. Please give your doctor a call and report the back pain, even though it is gone, and the coughing up of blood. It is better to have this checked out.


August 6, 2014 - 9:13am
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