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Had flu now gone but coughing up blood

A week ago I was sick for the whole week with the flu.  I had all the normal flu symptoms and was given notuss to try and control the violent cough I had.  I had fever, headache, chills, aches, and would wake up during the night in coughing fits.  I haven't had a fever in over a week and a half but I still have the hacking violent cough.  I thought nothing of it until last night when I had a coughing fit and coughed up what appeared (and tasted like) blood.  It wasn't dark red but a light redish pink. Has this ever happened to anyone else?  It has me kind of worried.
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3 days ago I was diagnosed with flu. The doctor gave me antibiotics (tamaflu- I think) and on top of that I've been taking Alegra 24 hr allergy relief.
Since yesterday every time I sneeze blood comes with my shots and my mucus that comes up like vomit has sometimes relatively large chunks of blood. I don't know if I should be worried or are my insides just sensitive cause of the medicines I've been taking. I'm kinda freaked.
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I also had a virus respiratory infection, flu or whatever you wanna call it. And I called the ambulance, I was having fever and felt bad, the doctor just listened t my lungs and prescribed a much of meds, a antibiotic, amoxacilin, some alchool spray named tantum green, parasinus, I also have sinusitis and nasal polyps.
He also prescribed vitamax, he said it's a powerful vitamin, and that's it.
And the next day, I started coughing up small amounts of blood, sometimes combined with mucus, sometimes just blood clots, the blood seemed dark, not pink, and I didn't cough blood all the time, I would cough some blood, then it stopped, and maybe much later that day, or the next day, some more blood.. Now it's like 7 am here, when I woke up I still coughed up some blood combined with mucus, got scarred and I'm waiting to go to the doctor to check what is wrong with me, I'm pretty scared, the psychological impact of coughing up blood is pretty huge even if it's not that much.
PS: I'm 24 years old, male.
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What was it ? I know it was from 2014 and I have the exact thing. Wheezing , violent cough, just got over flu ..almost. How do you recover? Thanks. And yes it is pyscho logical torture
I'm 41 years old mate and I'm scared , however, after reading all the other comments I realize we all have the same thing in common, flu. So I believe the blood is simply from all the violent coughing fits were all having. Please confirm if your a doctor and reading this so we can all rest easier ta...
Anyone already know why ? I have the same symptomp to
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i have a slight flu no feaver headach nothing just the normal flu/cold. I suffer from asthma and i find my self coughing up whats look to me like clot blood in my cold but not much i dont know whats causing it. Even the doctor's dont know what's wrong the just give me antibiotic's. Are there any one who can educate me more on this.
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I would say that the blood would be from coughing too much. I've had that after coughing too much. Just a couple of specks of blood, a once off. If you were coughing a lot of blood, you should see a doctor. But I wouldn't worry about that happening, it would be caused by something worse than the flu.

You cough because you are trying clear your throat. Flem in the throat comes from the nose, as the nose and throat are connected. When you blow your nose too hard you can burst a tiny vein (I think that's right.) Just a guess, but the specks of blood might be from a tiny vein in your nose.
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