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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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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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What type of infection can cause you to cough up blood?

What type of infection can cause you to cough up blood?

In fact any can: If the infection irritates the lining of your airways you may cough up some blood, similar to how constantly blowing your nose, just from allergies, can lead to blood in your nasal secretions. There are some more aggressive bacterial or fungal infections that can erode into blood vessels in the lung and cause more serious bleeding though. ...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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Please tell me, could violent coughing cause you to cough up blood?

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 diseases would cause you to cough up blood or have blood in the phlegm?

What diseases would cause you to cough up blood or have blood in the phlegm?

Hemoptysis: It depends on what the medical and social history of the patient is. The differential ranges from infection to cancer especially if the patient is a smoker. Hemoptysis requires a thorough medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can stopping smoking cause you to cough up blood?

Can stopping smoking cause you to cough up blood?

Probably not.: If someone has smoked for years and is coughing up blood (even if recently quit smoking), this needs to be checked out by your primary care physician. A chest xray or chest ct needs to be done to rule out lung cancer. ...Read more

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Can pet allergies cause you to cough up blood, and if so, why?

Can pet allergies cause you to cough up blood, and if so, why?

Not likely: Pet allergies can be very annoying leading to allergic rhinitis or severe triggering asthma or even rarely anaphylaxis. However, pet allergies should not cause a person to cough up blood. A cough productive of blood may have many causes and a physician skilled in the evaluation such as a pulmonologist can help identify the cause so proper treatment can be given. Don't delay.... ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are genetic disorders/ diseases that cause you to cough up blood?

Many: There are many that include blood vessel disorders and clotting issues among others. Best to consult with your physician and ask relatives about similar problems. ...Read more