A 32-year-old female asked:
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i sometimes cough and get a blob of bright red blood or streaks in it what could this be? im 7 months pregnant no embolism been checked and clear xray

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Dr. Nicole Jarvis
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Discuss with OB: Tiny blood vessels are more easily torn during pregnancy and can cause nose bleeds, blood in sputum with cough, blood in vomit. However, you need to discuss with your doctor to see if any other tests or evaluation might be warranted.
Answered on Oct 30, 2015
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