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Vomiting episodes, excess mucus in throat, bleeding, chest congestion. Treatment?

Hi I seem to vomit every morning due to the excessive amount of mucus in my throat but the main issue is that the mucus that comes out from deep in my chest has bits of bood in it. Its not a large amount of blood but still enough to make me worried about it. I am 18 and female and have been living with the mucus problem for a couple of years now but the blood has only come in the last 6 months. Should i be worried ? Thanks.
Asked On : Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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thank you for your query.

Hemoptysis is the medical term for coughing up blood from the respiratory tract(lungs and throat)

most commonly it is caused due to-

4.Inflammation of the blood vessels in the lung (vasculitis)
5.Injury to the arteries of the lungs
6.Irritation of the throat from violent coughing (small amounts of blood)
7.Pneumonia or other lung infections
8.Pulmonary edema
9.Systemic lupus erythematosus
10.Cystic fibrosis

your symptoms point towards bronchiectasis or bronchitis.

i would advise you to consult a GP or a Pulmonologist for the following investigations-
Bronchoscopy, a test to view the airways
Chest x-ray
Complete blood count
Sputum culture and smear
Test to see if the blood clots normally, such as PT or PTT

these will help in pinpointing the cause and hence treatment can be started accordingly.

thank you,
wishing you good health
Answered: Thu, 11 Jul 2013
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