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Old 09-21-2006, 06:57 PM   #1
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I have bloody streaks in my phlegm

Ok. I am 17 years old, don't smoke or anything. Last Thursday I got a sore throat and throughout the past week I have been hacking up phlegm throughout the day. My sore throat feels better and it really isnt sore anymore, but In the morning when I wake up I feel all stuffed up and my head feels bloated.. and spit out some phelgm from my throat (nothing out of the nose)

Anyway, just tonight I hacked up some phelgm, spit it out and to my shock and very scared self I see streaks of blood in my phelgm.

I've spit up phelgm a couple more times tonight and there was spots of blood.

Could this just be from hacking constinatley and annoying the throat? Can it be more serious, and should I be really worried?

Please respond if you know anything because I'm very worried

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Old 09-21-2006, 07:50 PM   #2
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Re: I have bloody streaks in my phlegm

I've coughed up phlegm and blood a couple more times.

All within a couple hours.

I will call my doctor tomorrow but does anyone have any idea?

(Also: Just another note to add.. I've been coughing, only when I lie down for sleep the past week or so)

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Old 09-21-2006, 07:58 PM   #3
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Re: I have bloody streaks in my phlegm

you might have fluid in you lungs. I would go see a doctor. And if you feel like your having trouble breathing ot things get worse go to an ER.

 
Old 09-21-2006, 08:00 PM   #4
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Re: I have bloody streaks in my phlegm

I'm just trying to stop myself from fearing the worst. (Cancer, etc)

 
Old 09-21-2006, 08:14 PM   #5
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Re: I have bloody streaks in my phlegm

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I'm just trying to stop myself from fearing the worst. (Cancer, etc)
well Your 17 and a nonsmoker, I don't think you have cancer. Are you talking lung cancer? I doubt it. The phlegm is a good thing in my mind your getting rid of something. Try not to worry and see a doc.

 
Old 09-21-2006, 08:19 PM   #6
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Re: I have bloody streaks in my phlegm

I'm trying not to worry but its hard.

Could my throat just be irritated from forcing up the phlegm?

 
Old 09-22-2006, 12:06 PM   #7
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Re: I have bloody streaks in my phlegm

I went to the doctor and he told me it is a sign of chest congeston/infection type thing.

He presribed me some pills to take.

Does this sound right? Should I be worried this could be more serious?

 
Old 09-22-2006, 07:19 PM   #8
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Re: I have bloody streaks in my phlegm

Anyone know anything that could make me feel better?

I'm worried about this.

 
Old 09-23-2006, 10:55 AM   #9
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Re: I have bloody streaks in my phlegm

3rd day now there is blood with my phlegm when I spit it up.

 
Old 09-23-2006, 09:23 PM   #10
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Re: I have bloody streaks in my phlegm

It sounds like a sinus infection. If that is the case, even with antibiotics they can take quite awhile to go away. I get this symptom quite often when I have a sinus infection.

I hope you are feeling better soon!

Nancy

 
Old 09-24-2006, 03:57 PM   #11
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Re: I have bloody streaks in my phlegm

I've had this myself. It is a chest infection hun. The pills will clear it up but if you cough up more blood than you did previously - go back to your doctor.

If a lot of blood comes up go straight to ER.

 
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Re: I have bloody streaks in my phlegm

Thanks all

 
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