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after coughing at night a light pink in colour sputum is evident

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after coughing at night a light pink in colour sputum is evident i suffer from gerd and have a short barretts this is only after a dry cough and after clearing my throat it goes away quickly then sputum is normal repeat this only in mornings and there is not much pink sputum and i can taste the blood in it which i guess means it only comes from a short distance could this be coming from irrated throat that is a dry throat etc
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 6 years ago.

Since when do you have this pink tinged sputum ?

Any fever / breathing difficulty ?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
only each morning small amount of pink sputum maybe for the lat couple months or so no problems at all thru the day no fever or breathing difficulties
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 6 years ago.

This can be from a throat infection causing the dry cough and pink sputum.

Other than that an erosion of the esophageal mucosa or a growth can cause such a bleeding too.

I would advise you to have a Esophagoscopy to look for these if you have not had one recently.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I had an endoscopy 8 to 9 months ago due for another sept 2010
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 6 years ago.

In that case you probably have a throat infection.

Along with the honey try taking it with warm water.

If this doesn't work you could need a course of antibiotics.

If this persists,I would advice you a chest X-ray to rule out any lesion in the lower respiratory tract.

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