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What causes adults to cough up blood?

What causes adults to cough up blood?

Possibilities...: The most common reason for coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is bronchitis. But, malignancy must always be ruled out so, if you are coughing blood, see your doctor asap! ...Read more

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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What can cause you to cough up blood?

What can cause you to cough up blood?

Frank Blood?: Per Mayo Clinic, possible reasons for coughing blood include: chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, cystic Fibrosis, pneumonia, abscess of lung, emphysema,pulmonary embolism, chest trauma, parasitic infections. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/coughing-up-blood/basics/causes/sym-20050934 ...Read more

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What can cause one to cough up blood?

What can cause one to cough up blood?

Possibilities...: Coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is caused by bronchitis most of the time. However, malignancy can also cause this so coughing blood is a symptom that always requires an evaluation by a doctor so that malignancy can be ruled out. ...Read more

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What is wrong when you cough up blood?

What is wrong when you cough up blood?

Hemoptysis: Hemoptysis is coughing up blood. There are many causes of hemoptysis. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/coughing-up-blood/my01064/dsection=causes. Then go see your family doc if you're otherwise ok for an evaluation. If you're feeling poorly, then go to urgent care or emergency department. ...Read more

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What could cause you to cough up blood?

What could cause you to cough up blood?

Hemoptysis...: Coughing blood, or hemoptysis, is usually caused by bronchitis. However, malignancy must be ruled out so this symptom must always be evaluated by a doctor! ...Read more

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What does it mean if you cough up blood?

What does it mean if you cough up blood?

Serious symptom...: The most likely reason to cough blood is bronchitis but this symptom always requires an evaluation by a doctor because it could be due to malignancy. So, if you cough up blood, see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What causes you to cough up blood? Why ?

What causes you to cough up blood? Why ?

There are multiple: potential causes of coughing up blood(hemoptysis), from relatively innocuous to life threatening. If you are experiencing hemoptysis, call your doctor and explain your symptoms ASAP. ...Read more

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What are the causes of you to cough up blood?

This is serious: If you've coughted up blood and you're not just recovering from a chest cold, you have treatable tuberculosis until proved otherwise. Get right with your physician. Nowadays lung cancer is more common in many parts of the world, and there are other causes as well, but you owe it to yourself and those around you to get checked without delay. ...Read more

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What are the illnesses that make you cough up blood?

What are the illnesses that make you cough up blood?

Several: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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What are some illnesses that make you cough up blood?

What are some illnesses that make you cough up blood?

Coughing up blood.: There are several illnesses. Most of them are due infections in the lung. Some advanced cancers also cause it. ...Read more

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What can cause someone cough up blood? Is that serious?

What can cause someone cough up blood? Is that serious?

Frank blood is: serious. Per Mayo Clinic, possible reasons for coughing blood include: chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, cystic Fibrosis, pneumonia, abscess of lung, emphysema,pulmonary embolism, chest trauma, parasitic infections. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/coughing-up-blood/basics/causes/sym-20050934 ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause a child to cough up blood?

Coughing blood: Coughing blood could indicate serious infection like pneumonia or chronic lung infection. Sonetimes, from coughing alot it could have scratched the back of the throat to cause the blood to appear. Tuberculosis might do this too. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you cough up blood after you are stabbed?

What does it mean if you cough up blood after you are stabbed?

Injury: Usually coughing up blood after a stab wound to the chest is related to injury to the bronchial (airway) tree. Other possibilities would include rupture to a vessel (there are many in the chest) or damage to the heart (although this usually causes much more severe symptoms and is typically not associated with coughing up blood. A chest xray is imperative if you cough blood up after wound. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you cough too much can you cough up blood?

Not directly....: The most common cause of coughing blood is bronchitis, usually caused by an infection of the airways. People with bronchitis are typically coughing a lot but it is the bronchitis causing the person to cough blood. Malignancy can also lead to coughing blood, though, so this must always be worked up by a doctor to be certain it is a benign process. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could violent coughing cause you to cough up blood?

Yes can irritate: If coughing is severe onough you can irritate the linings of your throat which can cause bleeding. ...Read more

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What are some medical problems that would cause a child to cough up blood?

What are some medical problems that would cause a child to cough up blood?

Nose bleed: The most common reason would be a nose bleed causing blood to be swallowed. One needs to be concerned about a foreign body which may have been inhaled. There are a number of rare congenital abnormalities or lung problems that would entail a full pulmonary work-up but these are extremely unusual. ...Read more

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If a person does not have t.B could that person cough up blood if he coughs too hard?

If a person does not have t.B could that person cough up blood if he coughs too hard?

Yes: There are many reasons someone may cough up blood. Other bacteria can cause bloody mucus other than tb. Most commonly, is strep pneumonia. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you cough up blood? Smoker, drinker yes , no drugs 46 years old

What does it mean when you cough up blood? Smoker, drinker yes , no drugs 46 years old

YES drugs: Both tobacco and alcohol are drugs. Coughing up blood is always a serious symptom, and deserves urgent medical attention. It can be something relatively benign - like infection or bronchial inflammation, but can also be cancer or something else that is serious. See your doctor, who may want to do further testing (chest x-rays), examine the sputum in the laboratory, and/or refer you to specialist. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I cough up blood? Is he right?

My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I cough up blood? Is he right?

See a doctor: There are a number of reasons that you can cough up blood some of which are very serious. You should see a physician to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Coughing Blood (Definition)

Hematemesis = vomiting blood. Hemoptysis = coughing up ...Read more