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A 38-year-old female asked:

coughing up blood, 38y old female, swollen tonsil on one side for a while. could it be related? or should i rush to er?

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Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Possible tonsillitis: If your tonsil has been inflamed and painful for some time, it may be the cause of your productive cough with blood. If it is not painful, you should seek further evaluation with your primary care physician and then an Ear, Nose & Throat physician for a possible endoscopy and detailed examination of your throat as a possible site of this bleeding followed by a pulmonary evaluation.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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