The Cause Of Sputum Mixed With Blood?

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Hi, r n this just happened yesterday where I woke up and just when I dumped the reaction, there was dead blood coming out. R n before that, I had no history of illness or anything related to that. R nI also really like colds in the morning and also at night, at that time I had a check at a doctor and he said I just got a cold allergy or it leads to the sinuses. r n r nmy question, whether the bleeding reaction can be caused by heartburn, sinus, or What is it?

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Hello Gracia, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com

Sputum mixed with blood can appear due to several possibilities, including:

the presence of pulmonary tuberculosis infection
bronchiectasis
chronic bronchitis
Autoimmune diseases such as lupus, Wegener's granulomatosis, microscopic polyangitis, Churg-Strauss syndrome
Pulmonary embolism
Lung cancer


Sometimes conditions such as sinusitis can also give symptoms such as bleeding phlegm. This phlegm usually comes from the mucus from the nose and sinuses that drains the back of the throat (post nasal drip). Sometimes, coughing too hard can also cause the small blood vessels in the throat and lungs to burst and give an image of a little blood in the expelled phlegm. If this happens only once, the blood you find in the sputum is only a little, there are no other disturbing symptoms (such as a prolonged cough, weight loss, fever, etc.) then you probably have nothing to worry about. If you experience persistent sinusitis symptoms, continuous bleeding, excessive bleeding, other disturbing symptoms, then you should see a doctor. The doctor can perform a physical examination and supporting examinations such as chest x-rays, sputum tests, blood tests to help find a diagnosis of the disease you are suffering from.


Meanwhile, a few things you can do right now:

Try not to cough too hard (if you have a cough, take cough medicine)
If you have allergies, try to find out the allergens and avoid exposure to these allergens so that your colds don't recur frequently
If you do have an allergy to cold, try to find heating for your room, or use a jacket and blanket while sleeping
Drink an adequate amount each day so that your phlegm does not thicken and is easily expelled.


So much information from me, hopefully it will be enough to answer

dr. irna cecilia

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