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Blood in phlegm

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thesleepyprincess Sun 08-Nov-09 07:57:46

Is anyone about? I've had a chesty cough for a couple of days (I'm asthmatic too.) Just now I coughed up some phlegm (sorry if TMI) and it had a bright red streak of blood in it, about 1.5cm long. Quite a shock and I've never had this before!

Just Googled and there's so much about what it might be I don't know where to start.

Any medical people around...should I get off to the doc today???


herjazz Sun 08-Nov-09 08:04:33

I've had that. Could be any number of things. Needn't be alarming - might be that coughing has iritated yr throat somewhat.

I would go to walk in centre to see GP though. Just on the cough alone really - you could have chest infection which may need treating (particularly with the asthma)

thesleepyprincess Sun 08-Nov-09 08:06:53

Thanks herjazz. Chest does feel uncomfortable. Will phone now.

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