I recently had surgery on my foot and was put to sleep. They had to insert a breathing tube during the procedure. The next day I coughed up a large chunk of dark red blood and didn't seemed too alarmed about it b/c they had told me that my throat may be sore and i just assumed that it was from having the tube ran down my throat. Day 3 now and I am still finding small amounts of blood in my mucus when I cough it up and I do feel "a little" short of breath but not much. I am a past smoker. Is this a cause for concern or is it normal?
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