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Question: cough with blood in mucas


 amanda12 - Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:22 pm

hi iam a 20 year old female i m not on any medications and have had this cough for about a week now i don't have a fever or any thing else and this morning i woke up to a serve bloody nose and blood in the mucas that i cough up i am 7 weeks pregant should i go to the hospital?
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:01 pm

User avatar Hello,

Blood streaked sputum can be the result of vessel congestion. Inflammation of the airways leads to mucosal hyperemia, and disruption of small mucosal vessels produces blood-streaked sputum. This is usually a self limited condition and common to occur following upper respiratory tract infections.

However, it is advisable to check fr your blood measures, and make sure you are not receiving drugs that increase bleeding tendency like NSAID.

Direct clinical examination is essential.
Keep us updated.
Best regard.

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