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Old 05-18-08, 08:31 PM   #1
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OT: cough up blood

i just spit my sputum this morning and it was red!
it scared the jesus out of me
anyone have experienced this?
i post this here because i was hoping that it is normal if u bike a lot because i bike every single day
i don't want to have TB!!!
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Old 05-18-08, 08:33 PM   #2
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it happened to me
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after getting in a bike crash
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Old 05-18-08, 08:36 PM   #3
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it happened to me
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after getting in a bike crash
thats different
this could be my lungs or throat

in ur case maybe from ur tummy
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it happens to me occassionally. usually when my nasal passages dry out, crack and bleed over night [i suppose]. but then again my body is effed up.
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Happens when I have a really bad cough due to a cold, allergies or an upper respiratory infection.

Can also be due to a diet of nothing but canned beets, red vines, and cherry soda.
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i just spit my sputum this morning and it was red!
it scared the jesus out of me
anyone have experienced this?
i post this here because i was hoping that it is normal if u bike a lot because i bike every single day
i don't want to have TB!!!
Yeah, don't get TB.

It's more likely to be from bleeding gums or a nosebleed, particularly if don't have chest symptoms like a cough or shortness of breath etc. It sometimes happens to me as I get nosebleeds fairly easily if the air is dry in the room I'm sleeping in.

If you're concerned about this at all, get it checked out if it persists, even if just for your piece of mind.
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you'll know when you have TB.

probably just some residual nosebleed / dry throat.

.. unless you're a chain smoker, cokehead, or alcoholic.
my cousin used to drink so much that he started vomiting blood.
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yeah, don't do that.
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Old 05-18-08, 09:50 PM   #9
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no i don't even drink
i can't drink because alcohol taste like raw chinese medicine

what i concerned is that the blood were mixed with the sputum
but ill check the doctor

thank you people, you guys makes me feel better
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Sometimes, it's worth checking with the doctor just so you don't have to wonder.
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could be cancer... better get to the docs quick
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just what i was thinking




or stop picking your nose.
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sputum
I had never heard this word before today. Thanks for the disgusting new word!
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Next time I want advice on changing a bottom bracket, I'll find myself a medical forum!
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I had never heard this word before today. Thanks for the disgusting new word!
My pops is a respiratory therapist. This word is very very normal to me.

If the blood in the mucus keeps up for the next few days, definitely see a doctor.
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Could be liver failure.
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i just **** blood..
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did you see your dentist recently?
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Ehhh, don't worry about it. I cough up all kinds of stuff. Yellow, brown, red, sometimes black.
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Cancer.
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could be scabbing in your throat. Have you had a really bad cold/throat infection lately?

I had that happen to me once, and I spat blood and scabs for a few weeks.
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OT addition to the OT thread:

Drink lots of water on flights. I didn't and now I feel like I'm coughing up organs. You can catch anything around you in an instant if your mucus membranes aren't hydrated--which is why chain-smokers get sick all the time. Don't smoke chain.

The humidity level was the lowest I'd ever felt on a long haul flight (apparently it can vary between 5-35%). Wtf? Air travel sucks.
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