This question was answered on Thu 25, Dec 2008 09:34pm by Dr Noopur S, MD

coughing with taste of blood

    
Asked by Unregistered (Female; 19 ) on Thu 25, Dec 2008 09:14pm

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 09:34pm:

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 11:53am:
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 08:59am:
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 Fri 25, Feb 2011 11:25pm:
Please follow us on Facebook by clicking the like button below

Comment by on Mon 30, May 2011 08:59pm:
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 12:43pm:
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:
Chillinmyleg     Treament for Liver Stagnation     oral masturbation     lcoholtesting     Pale gums     Pain in sternum ribcage and stomach     purplebumcrack     Search for answers     treatment of vitilego infection     Ringing in the ears stiff neck causes treatments     Myrighteyelidisslightlyswollen andtendertothetouck MyeyeisnormalincolorandIhaven68874     how20long20does20benzocyglonine     arachnoidcyst     inflammation of rib cage dur to coughing     search     polycystic     Clenbuterol     or 11     cat scratch disease abscess     what is lukoriya     coordination     cat scratch disease abscess     Lymedisease     atesticletwistedtwicewithabdominalpain     Natural     swelled     Search for answers     Myrighteyelidisslightlyswollen andtendertothetouck MyeyeisnormalincolorandIhaven68874     Search for answers     square aderma     search     1     Should you ice or heat hematoma     breathing problem lower back pain with lower abdomen pain both side     1     breathing problem lower back pain with lower abdomen pain both side     impossible pregnancy during lecoria explain in full     Search for answers     pregnancyinducedhypertension     iha veaproblemoflikoria plzguidemeiwanttokn owiftherezsumgoodho68963     Search for answers     subareolar nodule     Search for answers     mild intestinal metaplasia     lose consciousness for a few seconds     SWOLLEN ITCHY LEG     melanoma coughing     misscarriage     st drops     earsoundslikewater     melanoma coughing     canlorazapamcauseerectionproblems     how to cure bedshore     growth in teenager     throbbing upper left arm discomfort     room spinning     what20cause20namonia20and20low20iron20in20blood     mild intestinal metaplasia     neuropathy vibration in leg     mild intestinal metaplasia     neuropathy vibration in leg     atrial fibrillation     subareolar nodule     hirshbaumbdisease     right throat feels like a strain hutrs on and off     drienk semen     swollen lymph node     veginal     after period last month i have dark brown discharge and negative test     bulging neck disk     deer antler velvet     Wwwhiguinton Lerner centercom     eatsouplastnightwokeupsictomystomichnooneelsedid     Spermatic cord inflammation     worms in lymphatic system how can they be discovered     painful errection     search     sec after hysterectomy     after period last month i have dark brown discharge and negative test     howcanisoftenmystools     neuropathy vibration in leg     treatment of vitilego infection     massive heart attack     or 11     causes of weakness     hyponaidfertilitydrug     food blocked on the throat     rightsideabdomenpain     If less den 1cm node between hepatic flexure n ascending colon den which type of node is this N how can treat ti     how to cure itching in penis     after fall large swelling under knee any advice     testicular     rash around vaginal area     what is Albumin     big clear blister under tongue     i have a small lump on my anus     positive atya     duxarilnursing20consideration     femalemisterpation     penisinsideout     Treament for Liver Stagnation     atrial fibrillation     phentermine and pregnancy     burninginlowerleftabdomin     room spinning     myleg     dislocatedkneesurgery     mild intestinal metaplasia     Pain in sternum ribcage and stomach     femalemisterpation     how to cure ulcers from acid reflux     If the node is less than 1cm den how can it treat     distensionofhollowviscera     howtohealahamstringinjuryquickly     cough and indigestion     

©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