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Last night while in the shower I coughed up what seemed to be blood. Not very much, but still, it was there. Then later on that night, while at work, I began coughing up small amounts of chunky greenish/yellow phlegm with flecks of blood in it. Today the phlegm is still green, but so far I've not seen any blood. The strange thing is that I have no fever or cough. Any suggestions on what this could be? I do smoke, but I'm not sure this could be related. I AM going to quit due to this though. It's scared me into quitting. Should I maybe go to the doctor and get checked out?
I have something very similar....

It started about 4 days ago, I woke up and coughed the usual junk out of my throat (I tend to sleep with my mouth open), and took a shower as I always did, but when I got out and "hacked" some phlegm into the sink I noticed it had very dark blood in it. So I assumed it was from my sinus (I blew my nose right away and there was blood in it), so I went till the next day and had no blood. For the past 2 days I have coughed up brighter blood, the same way as before, when I got out of the shower. However it only happend to me once a day, in the morning after my shower. I noticed you mentioned somthing about it happening in the shower, I wonder if they are somehow related?

So I went to the Doctor today and had blood work done, TB Test and had x-rays taken. The Doctor took a quick peak at my x-rays and said that she could see a small area of "haziness" in my lung. She said it was only visible from the front, not the side. So I asked her if she thought I had a tumor/mass and she replied "Absolutely Not", she thought maybe it was an infection or the start of pneumonia. So I don't go back till next Saturday but I will let you know what they think.

Hope it stops for you... Cause I know it scares the hell out of me. :eek:
Spent the last night in emergency with similar symptoms and diagnosis. I'm coughing up dark red phlegm on a semi-regular basis, for the last 12 hours. I have no fever, and not really any other symptoms other than a little bit of tightness in my chest. And strangest of all to me, no fever. Aren't you supposed to have a fever if you get an infection? The chest x-rays revealled something, but they don't no what. So they are guessing that I have pneumonia, though my white blood cell count seems to contradict this. Hope one of us here's back soon, cuz it sounds like we've got the same thing.
[QUOTE=SeraphisCain;1504137]Last night while in the shower I coughed up what seemed to be blood. Not very much, but still, it was there. Then later on that night, while at work, I began coughing up small amounts of chunky greenish/yellow phlegm with flecks of blood in it. Today the phlegm is still green, but so far I've not seen any blood. The strange thing is that I have no fever or cough. Any suggestions on what this could be? I do smoke, but I'm not sure this could be related. I AM going to quit due to this though. It's scared me into quitting. Should I maybe go to the doctor and get checked out?[/QUOTE]
I too have been experiencing the same thing. Bloody phlegm in the mornings and also when I blow my nose. The blood does not show up unless I try hard to hark the phlegm up. My family is steeped with simus problems. But I have never heard any of them complain of blood. I don't want to scare any of them by telling them my story though. Could this be sinus related?
Tan32,

I wish there were instant answers for this stuff. As far as people not understanding, I think most of us can relate to that. It sounds as if this has seriously affected your physical and emotional well-being. My compassion is with you.

Has your doctor run any bloodwork? I've been to 2 Pulmonogists and neither of them did, but my GP ran quite a few as well as a TB skin test. Everything was normal. I looked some of the tests up and found that one of them is used to determine Wegener's Granulomatous Disease. However, he did not run the blood test for Valley Fever. There are so many things to consider.

It's important to be an advocate for your own healthcare. Please keep us updated. Thoughts are with you...:angel:





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