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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 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 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 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 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 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 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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What could be the cause to spitting up blood when coughing?

What could be the cause to spitting up blood when coughing?

See your doctor: Could be bloody post nasal drip, bleeding from back of mouth/throat, or even pneumonia. Definitely a symptom you don't want to ignore. Please make an appointment with your physician. ...Read more

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What are some possible things that can cause vomitting, coughing up blood and random blackouts?

What are some possible things that can cause vomitting, coughing up blood and random blackouts?

See doc today....: You need to be seen today asap! these symptoms are very worrisome. If you have been forcefully vomiting, you may have a tear somewhere (possibly esophagus) causing the bleeding. Depending on the amount of bleeding, you may be anemic leading to passing out. Or, there could be a different scenario but, regardless of exact diagnosis, these symptoms are serious. Go to the er today! good luck! ...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 causes some children to get high blood pressure?

What causes some children to get high blood pressure?

A common...: ...Cause is narrowing of the artery that supplies blood to the kidneys, though there are others. ...Read more

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What can cause you to spit up blood?

What can cause you to spit up blood?

Coughing or spitting: If coughing that implies it is coming from lungs due to bronchitis, TB or even a tumor. If spitting it implies it is coming from GI tract. Either one requires prompt medical evaluation. If the amount is large go to the ED now. If smaller see primary care as soon as possible. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What are possible causes for coughing/spitting up blood? Sinus pressure/headache when coughing.

What are possible causes for coughing/spitting up blood? Sinus pressure/headache when coughing.

Given : Given your symptoms, sinusitis may be the culprit. There are many causes for coughing up blood--from simple and easy to complex and concerning. It can be from the nose, mouth, throat, lungs/bronchi, and esophagus. The most common cause can be bronchitis or pneumonia. If this is persistent, you should go to the doctor. It is hard to judge without more info: age, smoker, fever, difficulty breathing, throat pain, etc. ...Read more

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Coughing up blood in the shower. What can cause this?

Coughing up blood in the shower. What can cause this?

Hemoptysis...: Coughing blood is called hemoptysis and it is a serious symptom that always requires an evaluation by a doctor. The most common cause is bronchitis but malignancy can also cause this and it must be ruled out. So, if you have this symptom, see your doctor asap. If you are also short of breath, go to the er for evaluation. It may be the humidity in the shower is loosening up the sputum. See doctor. ...Read more