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What should I do if I have blood in my sputum

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. C. michael Bowman
45 years experience Pediatrics
Talk to your doctor: Blood in sputum is never normal. Depending on the patient's age, health and lung condition(s), it can be something that needs an immediate full-scale ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Except for the transient coughing of blood with a chest cold, this is always a danger sign. Your physician knows what to do.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Seek medical attenti: You need to quit smoking as that can certainly worsen the problem and prolong the course. It sounds like you need to see your doctor asap.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood in sputum: If it is streaks of blood and not clots, likely from coughing irritation. If it is clot/large amount of blood(teasppon pure blood) it is significant ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
At 21y/o not likely: However, I would consult your physician. The most likely source is an acute or chronic bronchitis, where there should also be a lot of coughing. If ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
A bit of digging: Suggests that this might be due to superficial irritation of your tongue made worse over a night perhaps from open mouth sleep. Some tongues may have ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examina ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Go to the Dentist: Then please sign off of the internet and get to your Dentist's office urgently.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Hemoptysis.,,: Coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is a serious symptom that always requires an evaluation by a doctor. The most common cause is bronchitis but malign ... Read More
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