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I am new to this forum but in a bit of a panic at the moment. I have been suffering with my asthma in the last few weeks and been on Pred for about 2 weeks but still getting quite breathless. This morning when I coughed up some Phlegm there was a small amount of blood in there. I have been to the doctor already who has sent me for a chest x-ray later today but says not panic it is probably just a chest infection which is why the Asthma has been playing up. The only thing is the other doctors I have seen the last few weeks did not think it was an infection cause my temperature was fairly normal.

I know no one can diagnose over the internet but I just wondered if anyone else has had this problem.

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Don't freak too much Hilary, if it isn't an infection and the chest x ray doesn't show up any other issues, it is just as likely that whilst coughing you have burst a few blood vessels in the throat area, done this many times myself when coughing a lot.

Wishing you a cough free New Year



Hi Katina

Thank you for your reply, but I don't really cough much with my asthma it is more just the feeling of being very breathless and having a very very tihgth chest.



Totally agree what Kat says

Also I've had a few infections where I didnt feel that ill and my temp didnt go up a lot. Had blood a few times from the coughing aswell. Wouldnt worry too much about it for now



Welcome Hilary.

Try not to worry it can happen from all the coughing.

I get really bad chest infections with asthma and on pred etc ,

and never have a temperature with it.

hope x ray goes well and hope you feel well soon.

Have a lovely christmas and again welcome ,love Glynis xxxx

ps,you will make loads of friends on here and support and learn alot ,be nice get to know you xxxxxx


You can sometime burst a tiny wee capilary when you cough. You did the right thing speaking to your Dr. Finally I had pneumonia and did not know it so is possible to be quite ill and not have a temp. Pred will also mask a temp. These days I am either bang on normal or raging a temp at over 40 degrees that is what pred does.

I hope you feel better soon, try not to worry. My advice would be if you suddenly cough up more blood, get very breathless, can't talk in sentances - we use full name and date of birth ie my name is Hildagard Ann Wilton, born on 31st June 1973 - then get yourself off to A&E and if cough up lots of blood oryou can't talk or only get odd words out dial 999.



If you're on your own and can't speak, it's not a bad idea to register you mobile with the emergency sms scheme, at least you can then send a text.



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