Santa Clara, CA
A 19-year-old female asked:
What does it mean if you cough up blood?
4 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Geriatrics 21 years experience
Get evaluated: Cancer would be the first thing to rule out, especially if you have risk factors. There are several other causes of blood in sputum.
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Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Serious symptom...: The most likely reason to cough blood is bronchitis but this symptom always requires an evaluation by a doctor because it could be due to malignancy. So, if you cough up blood, see your doctor asap.
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Family Medicine 18 years experience
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Specializes in Pediatrics
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A 39-year-old member asked:
What does it mean if you sneeze and cough up blood?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Cough Blood: It means you need to see your doctor asap.
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A female asked:
Does it mean you have bronchitis when you cough up blood?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Rheumatology 55 years experience
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A 28-year-old member asked:
What does it mean if you cough up blood after you are stabbed?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Injury: Usually coughing up blood after a stab wound to the chest is related to injury to the bronchial (airway) tree. Other possibilities would include rupture to a vessel (there are many in the chest) or damage to the heart (although this usually causes much more severe symptoms and is typically not associated with coughing up blood. A chest xray is imperative if you cough blood up after wound.
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