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Had gallbladder surgery. Cough, blood in phlegm. Wondering if coughing has broken blood vessels

Gallbladder surgery later pm Friday, came home Sat noon, persistent cough/irritation post surgery. it now now 2:30 a.m and i have coughed up some phlegm with very small amount of red in it. No fever or other unusual symptoms. Feel good, able to eat with no problems after. Have only needed 2 painkillers ( hydrocodone 5/325). I also have asthma - anesthesiologist warned me the tube snaked down during surgery could cause a flair up of asthma, but I only have a minor wheeze when i exhale hard. Lungs were (and seem to me) clear both pre and post surgery. I m wondering if coughing so hard from either reason above can break bloodvessels and that is how come i m seeing some blood in this phlegm; not teaspoons more like adding a pinch to the mix. Feel really good other than that, just tired since it is 2:40 a.m.
Asked On : Wed, 4 Jul 2012
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
the medicines used in surgery and after surgery can trigger allergies
there can be local reaction or infection of sinuses which bleeds mostly
or local infection of food pipe or wind pipe which again cause these
all will be good in 3 week
add antiallergic montelucast 10 mg bd for 2 week
bronchodilator syp bd
liquid antacid tds
this will help to control all
antibiotics you must have taken after and during surgery no need to add
Answered: Thu, 6 Jun 2013
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