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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)

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 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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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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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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What would cause you to cough up blood for two days and have chest pain on the side. I''m a 26 y/o female.

What would cause you to cough up blood for two days and have chest pain on the side. I''m a 26 y/o female.

ED visit: There are many possible causes, and among these are an infection. I would suggest being seen right away. A close examination of the nasal passages, mouth and chest in particular is advised. A chest imaging study should be obtained. ...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

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Can Strep Throat cause you to cough up blood?

Can Strep Throat cause you to cough up blood?

Yes: Infected tonsils often bleed easily. If the amount of blood is large or continues, see your doctor so he/she can look at your tonsils. Also check to see if the blood is coming from your nose. All the best. ...Read more

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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

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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 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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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 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