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What can cause acute hemoptysis?

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Dr. Matthew Hennig
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Several things

The most common reason would be infections.
Also of big concern would be cancer. For that reason, people with hemoptysis should see their doctors. Other reasons you could have it include nose bleeds that look like hemoptysis as well as bleeding from the esophagus or stomach.

In brief: Several things

The most common reason would be infections.
Also of big concern would be cancer. For that reason, people with hemoptysis should see their doctors. Other reasons you could have it include nose bleeds that look like hemoptysis as well as bleeding from the esophagus or stomach.
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