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Why have I been spitting up blood coughing getting chest pains?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree

In brief: How much blood?

Hemoptysis or coughing up blood needs to be investigated.
A flexible bronchoscopy is indicated as hemoptysis can be a symptom with lung cancer.Cat scan without and with contrast to r/o av malformations, hemoptysis can occur also from necrotizing pneumonias, rasmussen aneurysms from tuberculosis, eisenmenger syndrome pulmorary hypertension, tracheal tumors, bronchiectasis. Massive could b fatal.

In brief: How much blood?

Hemoptysis or coughing up blood needs to be investigated.
A flexible bronchoscopy is indicated as hemoptysis can be a symptom with lung cancer.Cat scan without and with contrast to r/o av malformations, hemoptysis can occur also from necrotizing pneumonias, rasmussen aneurysms from tuberculosis, eisenmenger syndrome pulmorary hypertension, tracheal tumors, bronchiectasis. Massive could b fatal.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibilities...

Coughing up blood, called hemoptysis, is a serious symptom which always requires evaluation.
The most likely cause is bronchitis but malignancy needs to be ruled out, especially if you are a smoker. Your chest pain is likely musculoskeletal especially if it is only present w/ coughing or deep breathing. This type of pain will resolve slowly once the cough resolves.

In brief: Possibilities...

Coughing up blood, called hemoptysis, is a serious symptom which always requires evaluation.
The most likely cause is bronchitis but malignancy needs to be ruled out, especially if you are a smoker. Your chest pain is likely musculoskeletal especially if it is only present w/ coughing or deep breathing. This type of pain will resolve slowly once the cough resolves.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
Internal Medicine

In brief: Spitting blood

There could be several reason for this , you should go and see a physician or go to emergency room.

In brief: Spitting blood

There could be several reason for this , you should go and see a physician or go to emergency room.
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
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