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Coughing up blood and mucus after fitness boot camp?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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Coughing up blood is called hemoptysis.
The most common cause of hemoptysis is bronchitis but there are many other causes, including malignancy. You need to see a doctor so you can be properly evaluated and treated. It is important to know what other symptoms you are having. If you smoke, you need to quit today.

In brief: See doctor...
Coughing up blood is called hemoptysis.
The most common cause of hemoptysis is bronchitis but there are many other causes, including malignancy. You need to see a doctor so you can be properly evaluated and treated. It is important to know what other symptoms you are having. If you smoke, you need to quit today.
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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
It could also be due to upper airway nose bleeding/epistaxis. Lining of nasal passages are fragile and blood vessels break-blood mixes in with mucus and post nasal drip makes mucus drop in the back of the throat and cough allows it to be visualized in expectoration.
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