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Severe dyspnea due to cough and small amount of blood in mucus. Tb?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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In brief: Possibly...
Hemoptysis, coughing blood, always needs to be evaluated by a doctor. The usual etiology is bronchitis ( including from tb, if other symptoms present) but malignancy can cause this as well so it needs a doctor evaluation asap.
If you are short of breath, you should go to nearest er as this can be life-threatening. Good luck!

In brief: Possibly...
Hemoptysis, coughing blood, always needs to be evaluated by a doctor. The usual etiology is bronchitis ( including from tb, if other symptoms present) but malignancy can cause this as well so it needs a doctor evaluation asap.
If you are short of breath, you should go to nearest er as this can be life-threatening. Good luck!
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