A 30-year-old member asked:
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do you cough up blood with a pulmonary embolism?

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Dr. William Walsh
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
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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Dr. Paxton Daniel
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Coughing : Up blood is never normal. However, it can occur with pulmonary embolism as blood can seep into damaged lung tissue.
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Side effect: Sometimes small degree of bleeding may be a possible side effect. If the bleeding is more significant, please see your physician right away.
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Bad news: The blood clots can be very large. Immediate attention is indicated.
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