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Coughing clear and bubbly mucus with blood, chills, drowsiness, congested nose

good day, i have started coughing up clear see through bubbly mucus over the last week and today i noticed it contained some small amount of blood. i also developed mild chills and drowsiness. my nose is more congested then usual but is not leaking. over the last week my stomach started mildly to moderately hurting. i am a 21 year old male, smoker and have a history of stomach ulcer due to helecobacter priori. bacteria has been sucessfully treated with antibiotics and ulser is gone.
Asked On : Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Dear friend, welcome to HCM!

With a history of smoking, chills, sputum with blood, I suspect a lung pathology like infection, bronchiectasis, bronchitis etc.

You should get a CBC, Xray chest done and see your physician to look for these and rule out serious condition.

If you are wheezing and breathless, get an ABG (arterial Blood Gas ) analysis also.

Steam inhalation at home may add benefit.
Be guided by your doctor regarding antibiotics etc.

Small blood in sputum can be normal in severe congestion. But may be serious if there is larger/ frequent bleed/ bronchiectasis or cancer etc.
Take care and please keep me informed of your progress.
Good Luck!
I hope to have answered your query satisfactorily.
Thank you!
Answered: Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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