A 21-year-old male asked:
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i've got cough for the past 4 days and it's really bad. when i wake up in the morning, i notice that i've blood in my sputum. plus i regularly smoke.

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Dr. Janet Turkle
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Seek medical attenti: You need to quit smoking as that can certainly worsen the problem and prolong the course. It sounds like you need to see your doctor asap.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015
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Dr. Sanober Butt
19 years experience Pulmonology
Not good.: Smoking and now blood in sputum may suggest chronic bronchitis although serious causes like underlying lung cancer can not be excluded. Please discuss with your physician and at the very least a chest x ray is warranted.
Answered on Jun 23, 2016
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