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as a result of a punctured lung, can be the cause of coughing up blood. is this true?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: Lung has many blood vessels and capillaries to transfer oxygen from airways to blood stream. Any puncture, tear, disruption is commonly associated with bleeding in the area and into the airway and coughed out.

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