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is cough, coughing up blood or blood in sputum a symptom of pneumonia

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Blood?: Check with your lung doc asap. Less expensive than er and better knowledge about coughing up blood. Do not ignore this blood.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Hemoptysis: Or coughing up blood is a steel riots issue. Would recommend evaluation asap.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
See doc.: This amount of blood is significant and needs explanation with a cxr to start.
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Dr. David Fertel
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
He needs to see hi d: He needs to be seen by his doctor.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Needs exam: Asthma patients can have significant complication of flu particularly when it attacks the lungs. The persistent cough is not as unexpected or worrisom ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Emergency ? !: Bleeding as you describe may be due to a local process but hemoptysis as described may also be life threatening depending on its source (lungs, of gr ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eugene Galperin
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
May be-need to check: Airway irritation/ inflammation is the most common cause of coughing blood. Unless it's large amount, this should be self limited. However, if persist ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Weisberg
54 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Can't tell: You would need to be examined but probably not pneumonia unless you are sick.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Girish Kalva
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Heart failure: If the ct is normal and you have no blood clots in your lungs,you could be having heart failure which is unlikely at ur age unless you have diabetes , ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Hmmm...: I'm always a little concerned about coughing up blood. The low WBC may be from a viral infection which could possibly cause the sputum problem. I wo ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Infection: What you described is suggestive of infection in general and tuberculosis in particular. It is prudent for to you seek care at your earliest.
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