How much should i worry about coughing blood?
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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.
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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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A 25-year-old female asked:
I been coughing up blood the last 5 days should I worry?
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