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Severe cough, phlegm and mucus in throat, bleeding while coughing. Medical attention required?

Hello, I ve been sick and had excessive phlegm and mucus for the past week and 2 days. The cough and phlegm is subsiding but when I do cough excessively the past couple of days, I ve noticed that I ve been coughing up blood . Is this normal from excessive coughing? I m talking about a lot of coughing. The blood has subsided as I cough less, but when I get a big hack, it does happen. Do I just need to heal or is this cause for concern and should I seek medical treatment?
Asked On : Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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I am Dr Ravinder sharma. On the basis of the information provided it appears blood in cough may be becasue of a disease of wind pipe or lungs. Severe coughing can cause a tear in the mucosal lining on airway and may present as bllod in sputum. However you need a ENTconsultation to resolve the issue. If the examination and investigations suggests a disease it needs to be treated. \

I hope this answrs your concern. Feel free to contact me if you require more information about it

with regards
Ravindr Sharma
Answered: Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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