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A 23-year-old female asked:

For a few days there has sometimes been tiny drops of blood when i bring up phlegm/spit. also have a pain in the middle of my chest. f/24 don't smoke?

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Dr. Taj Jiva
Dr. Taj Jivaanswered
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
May need evaluation: This may be related to nose bleed going down to your lungs. The most common cause of bleeding from lungs is a coughing spell which can break small blood vessels in the bronchial tubes. If the chest hurts it may suggest bronchitis, angina, chest wall pain, and musculoskeletal pain. Is it tender to touch. Good to know that you do not smoke. Further evaluation is necessary if symptoms persists.

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Last updated Aug 28, 2013

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