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A 37-year-old male asked:

I've had a bad cough for two weeks. lots of sputum, occasionally, there is blood. havent gone to a specialist yet - should i do it?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Yes...: The most common cause for hemoptysis, coughing blood, is bronchitis. You need to have this evaluated and treated so see your family doctor. If they cannot help you, then see a lung doctor. Coughing blood is potentially serious and definitely needs evaluation. If you are short of breath, go to the nearest ER. Best of luck to you!!

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Last updated Oct 21, 2016

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