A 42-year-old female asked:
suffering from cough and cold and i can see blood in my sputum. is it due to long cough in me or there is something else. ?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman answered
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 and you should seek immediate medical attention ( TB, cancer, blood clot). If coughing > 1 week with no improvement especially if smoker, > 40 , fever, allergies,shortness of breath, asthma, need attention. Followup with doctor /urgent care
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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