Posted by: | 2019/09/09



I recently quit smoking (1 week). The last time I smoked, I finished a box in a few hours. I normally smoked roughly 2-5 cigarettes per day. The day after I got silent reflux (I last had reflux in 2016). From there I developed a sore throat that felt like I had a lump and a sore in my throat. I also developed a cough that was accompanied by white phlegm which progressed to a yellow/green colour. It was yellow/green for about 2 days. Now I am coughing up bubbly sputum with bright red blood. For the most part the sputum is clear it is only bloody when I cough. Also I feel so much better than I have been feeling these past few days which is why I am not sure if it is worth it going to the doctor. How long should I wait before I go see a doctor?

Expert's Reply


Cough Expert
- 2019/09/12

Coughing of blood is abnormal and has nothing to do with you stopping smoking.  At the least you need to see your doctor and get a chest x-ray.

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