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Have you been seen as yet for this?
Any tests done?
Do you smoke"?
Any other medical problems?
On any medications for anything?
Please answer the questions that I have posted above.
I haven't been seen for this.
No tests have been done.
I don't smoke.
On any medications for anything currently?
No medication other than skin care hydrocortisone for long standing dry skin condition.
since how long are you having this problem?
The phlegm in throat for maybe a couple of years. Blood in phlegm only recently.
Had to attend an emergency
Blood in the phlegm is something that is very common and can happen when tiny blood vessels in the throat are broken which can happen due to persistent coughing.
However, having said that, I would like that you should be examined by your doctor and have tests done.
I don't have persistent coughing. I'm asking why i have persistent gathering of phlegm for such a long time, why it is worst in the morning and why might there be blood in the phlegm in the morning. When I have the opportunity I will arrange a visit to my own doctor. I'm paying for this service now because I don't have the opportunity to see my own doctor.
The most common cause at your age with the symptoms that you are mentioning is chronic bronchitis.
This diagnosis is confirmed by various tests like chest x ray, blood tests, pulmonary function tests etc.
Once the diagnosis is confirmed you will be put on various medications to help reduce your sputum. If the phlegm has increased recently which is blood stained like you mentioned you will require a course of antibiotics.
Even though I am training at the gym most days on high rate cardio-vascular exercises?
Therefore, it is essential that you do visit your doctor to have a clearer picture before we can put you on medications that can help you.
Yes even though you are training at gym, mild chronic bronchitis can be your problem causing phlegm.
and does this often produce blood in the phlegm?
Yes it is very common.
Blood in phlegm in itself is usually not something that is an emergency or anything to worry about too much.
It should, however, be investigated further with chest x ray and possibly CT scan if required.
But usually not something to worry about a great deal.
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ok thanks for advice.
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