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What should I do if I have blood in my sputum

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. C. michael Bowman
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
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.
Dr. Sanober Butt
Pulmonology 20 years experience
Not good.: Smoking and now blood in sputum may suggest chronic bronchitis although serious causes like underlying lung cancer can not be excluded. Please discuss... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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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 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
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 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
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 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Tongue Sucking: Looks like u have had the habit of tongue sucking for a while, which is seen more commonly among younger females. Usually it is benign and may cause s... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Blood: The blood in the sputum should be investigated. There are various possibilities. See your Doctor to be checked out and be sure to get your questions a... Read More

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