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I woke up coughing blood, but it seems to have stopped.... I…

I woke up coughing...

I woke up coughing blood, but it seems to have stopped....

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?

I haven't had a cough... I kept clearing my throat in bed, but it wouldn't clear - so I went to bathroom and spit in the sink to see lots of blood - which continued for about thirty minutes - now it seems to have stopped...

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I feel okay - I'm at a motel several hundred miles from home...

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How old are you?

Do you have any other symptom?

Do you take any regular medicine?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I'm 58 - no other symtoms... I take Norvasc, hydrocloriside? Potassium lipitor omegas... It seems to have stopped - not spitting blood at the moment...

Do you have gum or any other disease?

Any pain in stomach or chest pain?

Any other recent illness?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No to all of your questions... I feel okay, but frightened...

Thank you for the input.
I am very sorry for your symptoms.
There can be a few causes.
This can be from the mouth like gum bleeding .
In other cases it can be from throat, lungs.
Here the common cause is an infection.
Reflux of blood as from an ulcer of stomach can be there.
In other cases it can be due to a bleeding or coagulation problem.
In some cases no cause is found.
You can now wait & watch as you do not have any other symptom.
If the symptom continues, I would advise to take an examination by doctor.
I hope this information will be helpful.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I coughed it up from my lungs, as it felt like it may have been congestion, but I do not feel any congestion at the moment... I have emphysema...

Do you have COPD?

When was it diagnosed?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I don't have a lingering cough... My emphysema was diagnosed in 2008 - I haven't smoked for 15 years...
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I've never had an occurance like this before...

As there was much blood & you felt congestion in lungs, I would advise to take an examination by a local doctor.
After examination, he can take an X ray to recheck.
Please take plenty of fluid to keep good hydration.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Okay - thank you...

You are always welcome.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I'm finished with my questions - I saw my doctor, and she speculated that I had a bloody nose while sleeping, and my c-pap machine pushed the blood down, and when I woke up, I brought all the blood back up... She checked my blood pressure, had chest x-rays taken and listen to my lungs for clarity - and seemed satisfied tgat everything was okay... Thank you for your help!Mike

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Thank you for the follow up.

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