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Getting dots of blood in my sputum. Recovered from chest infection. Comes out only after eating. No other symptoms. Why the blood is coming out and from where?

Hi. I have been getting dots of blood in my sputum , which comes out clear. the dots of blood appear bright red sometimes and dark brown at others and also pinky red aswell. Its been just over a week that I have recovered from a chest infection and now these dots of blood are appearing in clear phlegm . its really wierd but it happens after ive eaten. throughout the times when i dont eat, just clear phlegm will come out. i havent got any other symptoms like chest pain , difficulty breathing etc etc. i dont smoke . where could this blood be coming from? the lungs or the throat?
Asked On : Sun, 24 Jun 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Welcome to Healthcaremagic.

Since you do not have symptoms related to lung involvement the chances of the
Bleed to be from lung is remote.

A very common presentation where in due to fragile mucosa in the throat there would
be blood in sputum. Such condition is seen in frequent sore throat or in vitamin C deficiency.

Do discuss with your treating doctor about the above considerations and get examined to confirm the
Underlying condition.

Wish you good health.
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ENT Specialist Dr. Praveen kumar's  Response
hello asma,coughing out blood/presence of blood in sputum is called have mentioned that you have recovered from a chest infection.haemoptysis can occur in respiratory tract infections.this blood is most probably coming from the have to consult a physician or a pulmonologist,who will most probably order a few tests like a chest x ray,a haemogram[a simple test to detect an acute infection],sputum testing to detect bacterial infection, he may also ask for a will be given an antibiotic to clear this infection.stay calm,do not neglect this symptom,consult a doctor asap.dont worry you will be fine.
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