A 30-year-old member asked:
do you cough up blood with a pulmonary embolism?
2 doctor answers
Dr. William Walsh answered
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
You can, but : Hemoptysis (coughing up blood) is extremely rare in pe.
Answered on Jul 4, 2012
Dr. Sue Ferranti answered
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Sometimes...: Coughing up blood, or hemoptysis, can be a symptom of pe. Hemoptysis is a symptom that always requires an evaluation because it can be a sign of malignancy. These diagnoses are life-threatening so always see a doctor if hemoptysis is present.
Answered on Jan 6, 2018
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