Q. Why am I getting blood through nose and cough?

Answered by
Dr. Pooja Pardhi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 17, 2016 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hi doctor,

I am 18 years old. I had fever some 15 days back, which lasted for two days. Now, for the past few days, blood is coming out along with running nose. Also, I am getting blood through cough. I am not having fever now and feel normal. However, I feel that something oozing in the throat. Around seven months ago, I had a little bit of blood on spitting. I had an x-ray before seven months and it was normal.

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Internal Medicine


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I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern.

  • As you have mentioned that there is blood in nasal secretion and cough and the chest x-ray is normal, I think this is related to the sinus infection.
  • Many times chronic sinusitis can cause prolonged running nose. The infection could be fungal or bacterial of paranasal sinuses.
  • In my opinion, you should get an x-ray of paranasal sinuses and consult an ENT specialist as you may need antibiotics too.
  • Also, check complete blood count and ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate).
  • Please take steam inhalation four times a day. In my opinion, you need a proper ENT checkup.

The Probable causes:

1. Sinusitis.
2. Bronchitis.

Investigations to be done:

Complete blood count, x-ray paranasal sinuses and ESR.

Regarding follow up:

Revert back with the reports to a general medicine physician online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/general-medicine-physician

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