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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 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 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 causes coughing up blood and weight loss?

What causes coughing up blood and weight loss?

See a doctor now: Tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, and cancer of the lung, throat or upper GI tract are three main causes. There are other rarer ones but they aren't good either. Do not delay! have it evaluated this week. ...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 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 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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What Can cause both vomiting & coughing up blood occasionally? Can a benign liver tumor cause that? What can be done about it?

What Can cause both vomiting & coughing up blood occasionally? Can a benign liver tumor cause that?  What can be done about it?

Not liver tumor: Vomiting is a sign of blockage at pylorus and reverse peristalsis causing gastric contents to regurgitate. The presence of blood can be due to a co existing gastric lesion or mucosal irritation from the vomiting. If this persists then gastroscopy and biopsy are essential to rule our mass or ulcerating lesion producing the symptoms. Liver tumors not associated with vomiting unless metastatic . ...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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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 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 would cause a small child to cough blood?

What would cause a small child to cough blood?

Bronchitis or Nose: Bronchitis is usually the most common cause of coughing up blood (hemoptysis). However, they may also have a small bleed at the back of their nose, which is dripping down their throat and subsequently being coughed up. The most common cause of nose bleeds in children is what we call "digital trauma, " a.K.A. Nose picking. ...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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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 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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I was wondering what are some diseases that would cause one to cough blood?

I was wondering what are some diseases that would cause one to cough blood?

Hemoptysis: Disease include tb, tumor of the tracheobronchial system, folks on anticoagulants with severe coughing spell. Source of blood can also be from nose or mouth. Patient usually starts the work up by seeing an ENT doctor. If negative finding, bronchoscopy by pulmonologist is the next step for persistent or recurrent hemoptysis. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some diseases that would cause one to cough blood?

Could you tell me what are some diseases that would cause one to cough blood?

Long list: There are many causes of hemoptysis including tuberculousis, pneumonia, lung injury, tumors and tricky things like nosebleeds. If this continues, please get to a healthcare professional for a thorough evaluation so that you don't miss a treatble cause. ...Read more

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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 taking certain meds for blood pressure cause a slight cough?

Can taking certain meds for blood pressure cause a slight cough?

Yes: Cough is a side effect of ace inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers. Examples include any of the "-prils" such as lisinopril, enalapril, etc, and athe "-tans" such as valsartan, lorsartan, etc. ...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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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 is it in blood pressure medicine that causes a cough?

What is it in blood pressure medicine that causes a cough?

Ace Inhibitor: Ace inhibitors are the most common cause of cough with BP medications. It is caused by an elevation of bradykinin. The side effect is much more common than published numbers suggest. In rare instances angioedema or swelling of lips and larynx can result which is considered a medical emergency. ...Read more

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Is my blood sugar level high at 6.4 mmol? I had cough mixture and cough lozenges 4 hours before my test. Does it cause to be alarmed?

Is my blood sugar level high at 6.4 mmol? I had cough mixture and cough lozenges 4 hours before my test. Does it cause to be alarmed?

Blood sugar: It puts you in the pre-diabetic range per guidelines however this was not a true fasting test. I would return when fasting - nothing to eat or drink(except water) for 8 hrs as that is the most accurate way to check. Also they can do a test called hemoglobin A1c which is measure of your average sugar over a 3 month period. ...Read more

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What cause of cough mucus blood from mouth ?

What cause of  cough mucus blood from mouth ?

Cold: There are sources of blood, like the stomach, the lungs and the nose and posterior pharynx. In time of cold or upper respiratory infection, there is mucous which is thicker than the plasma. This draws the fluid from the blood vessels in the nose and the pharynx which are to the surface and they can pop and hence you cough up blood. If possible other causes, please go see your doctor. ...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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I have blood in my stool, what could cause this. I also have a cough I cannot get rid if. Could they be related. ?

Blood in the stool: Blood in the stool can be from hemorroids, colon polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, or colon cancer.You should see a gastroenterologist and have colonoscopy done to find out the cause of blood in stool.Cough has no relationship with blood in stool. ...Read more

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Can an allergy from blood pressure medicine cause a persistent cough?

Side effect...: Some blood preserve medicines can cause cough as a side effect. If it is determined by your doctor that you have this side effect, and it is bothersome, then the medicine causing this side effect can be changed under your doctor's supervision. Cough as sign of allergy is possible but cough as side effect is more common with BP meds. ...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