U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can you cough up blood if you taste blood when your sick?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Hemoptysis.....: Coughing up blood, called hemoptysis, can occur with acute bronchitis which is the most common etiology. But, malignancy can also cause hemoptysis so, if you cough up blood, you must be evaluated by your doctor to rule out malignancy. If you smoke, your doctor can help with smoking cessation as well.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Sep 3, 2013

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.