Blood Clot In Throat
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hhamrick80 posted:
I am not sure if any of these situations or symptoms are related but I am slightly concerned. The last week or so I have been very nauseated and just felt awful, which has been accompanied by a dry throat. It also feels as if I have a lump in my throat I can not get out. (There is no obvious thing wrong I can see by looking in and down my throat) Yesterday afternoon I coughed a single time and produced a hardened blood clot the size of a piece of corn. Today another smaller one also came out.

I am a 20 year old college athlete in great physical condition and overall health. I recently went through a battery of tests at the end of the year for my physical and passed them with flying colors. I just can't seem to put my finger on what it is if anything. I don't have allergies or sinus problems. It is interesting to note I had my tonsils/adenoids removed in December, but i do not know if that has anything to do with it. Any opinion/advice is appreciated.
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Rod_Moser_PA_PhD responded:
Your doctor will need to determine the overall significance of those two episodes of blood. In most cases, there is an innocent reason -- this blood can be coming from anywhere in the highly-vascular, and easily-inflammed areas of the your nose, pharynx, sinuses, or respiratory tract. I don't know anything about you, your medical history, or have any way of examining you to know the true nature of these events. It is always good to have these things checked out professionally, rather than rely on your own self-exams or even Internet advice, even if you recently went through a battery of tests (whatever they were). Things can change...and you have only been sick for a week. Tests that you had in the past may not be relevant to what is happening now.