This question was answered on Thu 25, Dec 2008 10:34pm by Dr Noopur S, MD

coughing with taste of blood

    
Asked by Unregistered (Female; 19 ) on Thu 25, Dec 2008 10:14pm

I have a question on whether or not I should go to the doctors. Two days ago I started with a cough and minor pain in my left lung (specifically lower). I do not appear to be wheezing but my cough has been getting more frequent and when I cough I taste blood. There is no actual blood being coughed up. What could this be? Should I be seen by a doctor and if so how urgent is it?

Actions: | Forward |
Answer


Name 

Email 

Security code
Enter the text as shown above


E-Mail me when someone replies to this post
Answer by Dr Noopur S, MD  on Thu 25, Dec 2008 10:34pm:

Hi, Thanks for writing in. It is possible that you are suffering from chest infection as indicated by your symptoms of cough and chest pain. It will be a good if you can get yourself evaluated by your physician as you may need a course of antibiotics. Are you running temperature also? Do you have a history of smoking? I would suggest you drink plenty of warm fluids, take rest and OTC cough syrup. Let us know if you need more information.
Our doctors provide free answers to your questions. If you are happy with our services, please consider making a donation.
Click the button below to donate.


Please rate my answer (select the stars, no need to log in.)  

Comments:

Comment by Amy Burke on Sat 30, Oct 2010 12:53pm:
I taste it too, but my mom doesn't see anything and it happened all of a sudden. I feel wheezing. What do I do?

Comment by tina watters on Wed 09, Feb 2011 09:59am:
hello i have been ill with a chest infection for 3 weeks and in the last 2 weeks i have been better and went back to work.This week with the damp weather i have been exxperiencing a cough again but this time i have been getting a taste of blood but no flem coming up or blood just the metalic taste after coughing. is this a after effect of a chest infection and pnuemonia.

Comment by on Sat 26, Feb 2011 12:25am:
Please follow us on Facebook by clicking the like button below

Comment by on Mon 30, May 2011 09:59pm:
Coughing with taste of blood can be due to hemoptysis.In 90%cases,the cause is pulmonary in origin.Various possibilities are malignancy of lungs,bronchitis,bronchiectasis,broncholithiasis,pneumonia,tuberculosis lungs,fungal infections etc.Other possibility is of cardiac pathology like AV malformation,mitral stenosis,aortic aneurysm and left ventricular failure.

Comment by jo on Mon 27, Jan 2014 01:43pm:
I also taste blood when I cough. I don't have a bad cough, high temperature or any other symptons, however when I do cough, I get an itch all over my upper back that feels like it's under the skin, sometimes with a dull ache. I am not unwell though!

This question is open for comments.  Please share your opinion.

Comments


Name 

Email 

Security code
Enter the text as shown above


E-Mail me when someone replies to this post


 
What users are searching right now on Ask Medical Doctor:
metalic taste in mouth smell     aspiration pneumonia     vagisil     bleeding after intercourse     jaw     Birth control     Migraines     Search for answersa     crampsrightbackpainandstomachvomiting     lypase 545 amylase 137     statuspost     search     Imhavingdiscomfortinmyleftchestandleftarmpititc     dry semen     Mere wife ko kai salo se safedpai aata h thik nhi ho rha hai     what is a fobroid lump     bv and birth control     Isthereany     sexy     sex when married     pictures of razor burn     what is tricamonis     immunofixationpositive     what is ORS     Nuvea ring     should i smoke cannabis after a bone graft     Painful urinating     temple lobe epli     type 2 diabetic just started on humalog 5 units what happens if I accidently take too much     Ihaveafriendthatwasdiagnosedw     right clavicle protrudes     insulin overdose     Search for answers     ALCOHOL     Search for answers     FACTORS     likorea treatment     i have acidity problem in my stomach and i take more time when i go to latrine     Severepain     wha20is20thw20mechanism20of20proton20pump20inhibitor     Search for answers     what is a heel spur     2ndtrimesterspotting     Search for answers     Search for answersfeel pressuretighten Neck is stiff but confined to neck and shoulde     fissure     Search for answers     fatigueswollen     Search for answers     ingrown     ulnarnerve     roseola     bloodinurine     menactra     hiv     abscess on heel     Pineal gland cyst     tiger balm safe to use on breast rashes     i got a bavaser problem from externall how can i make it     Swine     back hand pain     Treatment for likoria     what does nonpreferred mean in terms of prescription     forehead     prognosis after stage 2 whipple procedure     Search for answers     Bruising     peanut allergy     Search for answers     upper     Search for answers     insomniaconfusion     i had my regular peiods can i still     perianal bumps after using nair     Search for answers     I have beaus lines that started after my fingertips got cold in the fall and winter Actually the top of the last digit turned bright red crusty itchy and painful When that subsided the beaus lines started to appear and one or two nails lifted     was does noten do     lumpatvaginaopening     rabies     Pene     can you fuction with testecal     whydoesspermsemenburn     HyaluronicAcid     SYMPTOMS OF DIABETES     Infertility     canyougetagirlpregnantwithdryprecumbyfinge     can you go to the theatre 6 days after you have had a tonsillectomy     blister on finger     CAP POLYCLAV 625     ihavetinycirclebruisesappearingo     if smoking is quit by a male will sp     Poor circulation     jaw noises     stuffed up head     i got stuck by a robellini thorn     Norvasc meds can they make my stomach ach and me to have sweats and then be cold     birth control pills failure     cracking hands     Birth control     Aspiration Pneumonitis     how do I overcome premature ejaculation that doesnt last longer than five minutes     i have acidity problem in my stomach and i take more time when i go to latrine     Search for answers     i have acidity problem in my stomach and i take more time when i go to latrine     Search for answers     i have acidity problem in my stomach and i take more time when i go to latrine     Premature ejaculation     loss of appetite tired feeling     feelfineinthemorningsickintheafternoon     a small swelling in my testicles     likorea treatment     dysport     wrist     constantly have to pee     can you use motrin with tylenol     fluvacciene     Search for answers     my daughters face is swollen     can heart attack cause diarrhea     Search for answers     violent     searchforanorthopedicianinwebstertexas     alkphos     infestation for lice     swollenlymphnodesnormalwhiteblo     swellen     Bhola goli     irregular2bmenstrual2bcycle     Swollenbugbiteon     Bipolar Disorder     

©2011 - Ask Medical Doctor  |  All Rights Reserved
The site is not a replacement for professional medical opinion, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your medical doctor or other qualified health professional before starting any new treatment or making any changes to existing treatment. Do not delay seeking or disregard medical advice based on information written by any author on this site. No health questions and information on AskMedicalDoctor is regulated or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and therefore the information should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease without the supervision of a medical doctor. Posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author, and not the administrators, moderators, or editorial staff and hence AskMedicalDoctor and its principals will accept no liabilities or responsibilities for the statements made.

Home | Terms & Conditions | Contact Us | Frequently Asked Questions | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Advertise with us
Stats