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A piece of blood came out when I coughed?

A piece of blood came out when I coughed?

See your doctor...: Usually coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is caused by bronchitis but it can also be due to malignancy. See your doctor as soon as possible since you will need testing to determine the etiology. The sooner the diagnosis is made, the sooner effective treatment can begin. If you smoke, you need to quit and your doctor can also help with this! good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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My cough has began producing flem that has blood in it. Should I be concerned?

My cough has began producing flem that has blood in it. Should I be concerned?

Likely bronchitis: If your symptoms extend over 1 week, worsen suddenly or become unbearable seek medical attention. Bronchitis may progress to full blown pneumonia. ...Read more

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Meaning of blood in cough?

Meaning of blood in cough?

Blood in cough: This can as simple as an infection or as ominous as cancer. You need to see your physician. ...Read more

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Why am i tasting blood when i cough?

Why am i tasting blood when i cough?

See your doctor: Blood in your sputum on coughing is called hemoptysis. Even if you don't see blood, the taste of blood suggests the presence of blood. See you doctor. ...Read more

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I am having cough, today morning I have noticed blood with white cough. I don't have cold just rare coughing ups. Help me with better solution?

I am having cough, today morning I have noticed blood with white cough. I don't have cold just rare coughing ups. Help me with better solution?

See a doctor...: A cough productive of blood is called hemoptysis. The most common reason for this is bronchitis but it can also be a sign of malignancy so it is a symptom which always needs to be evaluated by a doctor. See your family doctor as soon as possible. You will likely require further testing to be sure it is due to a benign condition. Treatment can also be initiated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having cough with blood?

I'm having cough with blood?

See your Dr: Blood in your sputum is a warning sign of possible cancer that should not be ignored. The source of the blood could be the lung itself, the bronchial tree, the sinuses or the nasopharyngeal area or throat. It often turns out to be due to nothing serious BUT it's best to consult your physician. Best to be safe than sorry. Lets hope it is indeed nothing serious. Best Wishes ...Read more

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What cause cough out blood?

What cause cough out blood?

Airway bleeding: Coughing up blood is never a good thing. Some small streaks can come from your upper airway especially if you have upper airway symptoms such as a very painful sore throat or sinuses for instance, but anything more than that deserves a visit to your doc. ...Read more

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What does it mean to cough blood?

What does it mean to cough blood?

Depend how much: If its a little bit in your phlegm then i would not worry about it. However if you are coughing up pure blood, then that is a sign of a serious disease. Many things can cause it, but most of them are bad. Tb, serious fungal infections, cancer, pulmonary embolism, arterial-venus malformation are a few. If you are coughing. ...Read more

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Why can I taste blood when I cough?

Why can I taste blood when I cough?

Need more info: What is your idea of "taste of blood", if it is just salty taste, it may be due to mucus. If you see blood in your sputum, or if the cough has persisted for more than two weeks, it would be time to see your doctor. ...Read more