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How much should i worry about coughing blood?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Yes: There are many reasons that you might be coughing up blood including infections and more serious problems. You should see a doctor to have this evaluated.
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Not blood-tinged..: If a ptis coughing up frank blood (hemoptysis), then it's a potential emergency (e.g. Go to the energency department)- the next cough could break a large blood vessel. Otherwise, blood-tinged sputum can occur with forceful coughing with some smaller blood vessels breaking. In the latter scenario, as long as a person can breath fine, then schedue a visit with your doctor.

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I been coughing up blood the last 5 days should I worry?

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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See doctor ASAP: Studies show that hemoptysis can be graded as trivial, minor, massive. If you are coughing up small amounts likely associated with an upper respiratory infection,bronchitis or pneumonia. You deserve a full history and physical with your physician, chest x-ray, with lab work and possibly a GI consultation and or pulmonology consultation. If large amount of blood go to ER.

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