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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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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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 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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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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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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Can you cough up blood if you taste blood when your sick?

Hemoptysis.....: Coughing up blood, called hemoptysis, can occur with acute bronchitis which is the most common etiology. But, malignancy can also cause hemoptysis so, if you cough up blood, you must be evaluated by your doctor to rule out malignancy. If you smoke, your doctor can help with smoking cessation as well. ...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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I'm just wondering, if you cough too much can you cough up blood?

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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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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Does TB make you cough up blood?

Does TB make you cough up blood?

See doctor: If you are coughing up blood you need to see your doctor, TB could be a cause but could be a tumor. Do you smoke or have you smoked in the past? ...Read more

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