A member asked:

I have cough and breathing difficulty sometimes. today i noticed few blood in my sputum. had chest xray in march . but was negative . kindly help?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Hemoptysis.,,: Coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is a serious symptom that always requires an evaluation by a doctor. The most common cause is bronchitis but malignancy must be ruled out. If you are short of breath or coughing a lot of blood, go to the er. See your doctor asap! if you smoke, you must quit to decrease airway inflammation.

Answered 10/25/2012



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