Coughing up blood normal?
I was diagnosed with Bronchiectasis and MAC about 3 years ago but because I am "asympomatic" (am I?) the doctors have not yet treated me with antiobiotics or saline. I have two questions I am hoping you can answer.
1. I just coughed up blood. Is this normal for Bronchiectasis? I coughed and felt it was "productive" so I got up to spit it out and it was sort of dark red, about 1/2 teaspoon. It seems related to the following: Earlier today, I felt I had some mucus but I couldn't get it out so I tried the technique of elevating my legs that was posted earlier this week. When I did that, I could swear that I heard fluid moving in my lungs. I felt sort of weird after I did it but nothing came out. Then this evening I coughed up the blood. Are these things related? Do you think I heard liquid in my lungs? What is the blood from?
2. I should leave my post at that because it is a big enough question but a couple of years ago, after doing several techniques to clear my lungs, I was able to produce the mucus. But when it came up it felt so much that I felt I was going to choke on it or like I couldn't breathe. That feeling only lasted a moment or two until I was able to cough it out but I think it really scared me to continue trying to move the mucus. Is it possible to bring up so much that you could choke on it? What do you do in that situation where it feels like there is so much you can't catch your breath?
I apologize for yucky questions.
Thank you for any insight.