Coughing Blood, Fluid in Lungs after extreme workout

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    Aug 23, 2010 10:25 PM GMT
    I had just done a grueling push-up effort. Then I lay facedown on my mat and began doing backward leg kicks.

    A strange feeling began. My chest seemed to be loosening itself of phlegm, in the same way it does when a chest cold is breaking up. But I had no cold.

    I got up from the mat and my lungs still continued to feel as if fluid was flowing in. Then I coughed up quite a bit of phlegm with a small amount of blood.

    Ever had any similar experience?
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    Aug 23, 2010 10:51 PM GMT
    Yes, it seemed pretty worthy of the emergency room at the time. But the sensation of drowning passed. I just calmed my breathing and the fluid stopped and no more coughing.

    Checking with Mr. Google, it seems that quite a few athletes have this problem.

    But as for treatment, I can't see a clear answer, other than calm breaths to treat the symptoms.
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    Aug 24, 2010 1:18 AM GMT
    any time you cough up blood you need to go to the emergency room. you could have tuberculosis
  • UFJocknerd

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    Aug 24, 2010 1:44 AM GMT
    Go to the doctor! Jesus...
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    Aug 24, 2010 1:47 AM GMT
    You need to go to urgent care or get to the doctor as soon as possible.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Aug 24, 2010 1:55 AM GMT
    LOL What a bunch of drama queens! You're not going to die if it happens once. Coughing is a harsh occurence for your lungs. Sneezing is actually much worse. If you cough up blood on more than one occassion, go see your family doctor for a check-up, but don't call 911 to drive you over there.
  • MuscleComeBac...

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    Aug 24, 2010 1:58 AM GMT
    Call your family doc. Tell him what happened and go see him. Don't wait, but don't panic.

    Nobody on here should diagnose you, and even if somebody had a similar experience, you cannot take the aggregate of such a small sampling as a proper diagnosis for your own body.

    Just call your doc and go see him/her for a quick look and a test or two if they deem it necessary.

    RJ is not WebMD, not should it be.