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Hi, I am having cough since 2 weeks. Since last 5 days every morning blood is coming through sputum. Is it any thing to worry for?

Dr. Amlendu Tripathi 92% (136 ratings)
Homeopath, Lucknow
Blood is coming since 5 days is not good sign. And you didn't mention quantity better consult online with details classical homeopathic remedies are better option for treatment.
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I have been diagnosed with fungal ball in right lower lobe of my lung. I am coughing up blood intermittently, I was gone through all the possible test but non of test confirm TB. My doctor has suggested for surgery. Is only surgery treatment for this infection? If yes what is the outcome of surgery? Request your good advice please.

Dr. N S S Gauri 94% (21516 ratings)
Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
Swans chintamani ras 125 mg twice a day rudanti avleh 10 gm twice a day bol parpati 500 mg twice a day relief in 8-10 days and for complete cure take it for 60 - 90 days only contact with reports.
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Aaj Subha fir cough ke sath hlka blood a Gaya tha to koi problem to Nahi hai sir?

Dr. Sandhya Krishnamurthy 93% (10939 ratings)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Aaj Subha fir cough ke sath hlka blood a Gaya tha to koi problem to Nahi hai sir?
Hi, Specs of blood in sputum is not of much concern. Small capillaries in the lungs rupture due to increased intra-thorasic pressure while coughing and thus small specs of blood is seen in the sputum. Take some good expectorant.
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When I am splitting the cough blood is coming And my left side ear throat and stomach also paining what can be the reason?

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 94% (14121 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
It can be because of forceful coughing or it can be something serious.. without details and check up it is not possible to suggest accurately..
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How To Treat Coughing Blood?

Dr. Arun Kanala 89% (10 ratings)
Fellowship In Minimal Access Surgery, M.Ch - Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery
Pulmonologist, Hyderabad
How To Treat Coughing Blood?

A cough is probably one of the most common respiratory diseases that people suffer from. In most cases, it is nothing to worry about and can be cured with cough suppressants and salt water gargles. However, coughing of blood is a serious problem. The coughing up of blood that originates from below the level of the larynx is known as hemoptysis. This can vary in terms of severity depending on the amount of blood being expelled. This disease is a common condition, but on an average, less than 5% of hemoptysis cases are life threatening.

Hemoptysis rarely affects children. The symptoms of this condition include:
Sudden onset of a cough with bloody phlegm

  1. Fever
  2. Anorexia and weight loss
  3. Dyspnoea
  4. Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea
  5. Fatigue

Chest pain: Medical attention should be sought in cases where this condition recurs often, if it lasts for longer than a fortnight or if the volume of blood expectorated is more than 30ml per day. The various tools that help in the diagnosis of this condition are:
Chest radiography: This imaging modality helps lateralize bleeding and understand the amount of lung involvement. It is quick, inexpensive and can also help detect other underlying abnormalities.
Bronchoscopy: This involves the insertions of a rigid or flexible endoscope into the bronchial passages to check the airways and determine active bleeding sites.

MDCT: A multidetector CT is a non-invasive imaging tool that provides a comprehensive evaluation of airways, lung parenchyma, and thoracic vessels. It can also be used to uncover potential causes of bleeding such as bronchiectasis, pulmonary infections and lung cancer. In some cases, a multidetector CT angiography may also be used.


Oral antibiotics are usually the first stage of treatment for this condition. Smokers will also be urged to quit cigarettes as this can worsen their condition. Treatment for minor hemoptysis may also include:

  1. Oral hemostatics
  2. Cough suppressants
  3. Anticoagulants
  4. Radiation of laser treatment
  5. Therapeutic bronchoscopy

In its later stages, hemoptysis can be treated with a minimally invasive procedure known as endovascular embolization or with surgery. In some cases, endovascular embolization may also be sued to stabilise the patient before surgery. This procedure reduces the pressure in the hypertrophic arterial blood vessels and decreases the risk of perioperative bleeding.

Hemoptysis is also one of the most common complaints of lung cancer patients. Depending on the stage of cancer and the amount of blood expectorated, treatment in some cases may not be possible. In such cases, a parenteral opioid and fast-acting benzodiazepine may be administered.

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Have been spitting up phlegm with brown specks since I woke up in the morning. There is no cough. Have a slightly blocked nose. Throat was hurting last night but not anymore. Haven't eaten anything. Noticed the color when I spit up (white) toothpaste. The specks haven't stopped appearing, it's been 20-25 minutes. I smoke 1-2 cigarettes a day. Should I be concerned? I am also occasionally spitting up thick pale yellow phlegm.

Dr. Pradeep Nambiar 89% (26 ratings)
ENT Specialist, Trivandrum
You better relax. That can be mostly thick mucous. Steam inhalation along with saline nasal drops can correct your problem to a great extent. If it still continues after 3 days then we will have to start some drugs. Ha and please stop smoking. Smoking itself can make your nasal secretions thick.
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Hi Sir, Blood clots with spit since 2 days checked With ENT specialist. No issue. X ray chest, nose no issue. No other symptoms. Only BP 150/145/100/95 mild headache. Age 41 healthy weight 84 kg. Please suggest diagnosis.

Dr. Kailash Mirche 88% (69 ratings)
DM - Neurology, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Md
Neurologist, Hyderabad
Hi Sir, Blood clots with spit since 2 days checked With ENT specialist. No issue. X ray chest, nose no issue. No othe...
Even in mild upper respiratory tract infection you may get minimal blood when you cough .Just take tab. Limee twice a day for 15 days and do salt water gargaling.
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From last 2 3 days, I have cold, & I have taken medicine for that, but from yesterday blood coming from my cough through my nose one side. Can someone's help me.

Dr. Ankur Singhal 95% (1669 ratings)
Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
From last 2 3 days, I have cold, & I have taken medicine for that, but from yesterday blood coming from my cough thro...
you need urgent investigation and consultation. You may be suffering from thrombocytopenia.
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