Cold & Bronchitis

Patient : Hello, I have a very severe virus and have been sick for 5 days. It is in both my head: running nose, serious pressure in the ears, glands in throat are as hard as rocks, body: hot/cold, body aches, shivering, temp above normal but not much, , cannot sleep very much, am nauseated, and have a lot of tightness / wheezing / phlegm in my chest. I went to the doctor yesterday as I was having trouble breathing and was wheezing. he listened to my chest and said everything should be fine. Normally when I get a cold, it does not go into my chest. I am fit, lift weights and do various other forms of cardio / resistance training. I am an occasional smoker. I do not have any issues with my breathing normally at all. I have had a very bronchial cough with this from the beginning. I had a couple of bouts of bronchitis when I was a child, but nothing to do with my chest since I have been an adult. This morning I coughed up phlegm and there was a small amount of blood in it. Shortly after that, I blew my nose and there was a small amount of blood in there too. About an hour later, I coughed again and there was quite a bit more in it. I have been coughing a lot for 5 days and this is the first time I noticed it. I feel the same as I did for the last two days. My throat is quite sore today on top of all the other things. I can see my esophagus being really irritated after this amount of coughing for this long. What amount of blood is a cause to be of concern? Should I go into my doctor? hospital? Any assistance you can provide would be gratefully appreciated.
Symptoms:  I have written it all together above.
Doctor :   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: About a month ago I was given a clinical diagnosis of having the flu (the kid I nanny tested positive and a few days ...

Q: Cold with fever continously for 3 year old from past one month.if she is on antibiotics no fever she is good.once ant...

Q: Hi, My husband has been diagnosed with Q fever, Ross river fever and glandular fever. He has been prescribed doxycyc...

Q: I got a flu shot 2 days ago, woke up last night with legs uncontrollably shaking and severe ache in opposite arm of i...

Q: I'm 30 years old with fever and cough. Also a runny nose for the last few days. what should I take?


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon