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Coughing up blood after waking up. Chest x-ray normal. What's wrong?

Every time that I wake up during the winter season here in Milwaukee, I find that I am spitting up or coughing out blood . My doctor took a chest x-ray which was negative. I am wondering if it is due to dry conditions in my large apartment. I keep the temperature at 68 degrees F. I never had this before this year. Thank you. Jean
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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Hi thanks for your question.
Since your chest X Ray is normal there is nothing to worry.Yes your right this could be due to dry condition.Spitting up or coughing up of blood could be due to local inflammatory process in upper respiratory tract(nose or pharynx) due to cold.Cold causes vasoconstriction of vesscels in upper respiratory and damages small vesscels,resulting in small haemorrhages which comes out with cough
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Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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