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I have been coughing a lot. I am not coughing up blood but I

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I have been coughing a lot. I am not coughing up blood but I taste it in my mouth when I cough. I recently had an angioplasty. I have emphysema and COPD
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 5 years ago.
Dr Brims :

Hello, welcome to Justanswer, I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek

Dr Brims :

Any mucus?

Customer:

Some

Customer:

Okay I will wait. Xray did show some scar tissue on lungs and heart slightly enlarged.

Dr Brims :

What color is the mucus?

Customer:

here

Customer:

not much at all and it is clear

Dr Brims :

How long has it been present?

Customer:

2 weeks

Dr Brims :

Does anything make it better or worse?

Customer:

dont know. I dont cough all the time.

Dr Brims :

I see,any fevers or chills?

Customer:

no

Dr Brims :

Any shortness of breath?

Customer:

here

Customer:

Yes

Dr Brims :

Did you see my last question?

Customer:

yes, shortness of breath, but ablatoin helped

Dr Brims :

Okay, and what question about this can I help you answer?

Customer:

What causes taste of blood when I cough? Stomach, ulcer, other?

Dr Brims :

it is likely the inflammation in your airway producing raw areas

Customer:

And what can I do about it?

Dr Brims :

You may ask your doctor if a steroid dose pack can be prescribed

Customer:

thanks

Dr Brims :

You're welcome,

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