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I am a smoker for may years.I spit up a little blood in a tissue a couple of times. Is this serious?

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Dr. Thomas Chen
Internal Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Any smoker that coughs up blood deserves an evaluation.
It may not be serious, but smoking greatly increases the chance of many cancers. Please strongly consider quitting!

In brief: Maybe

Any smoker that coughs up blood deserves an evaluation.
It may not be serious, but smoking greatly increases the chance of many cancers. Please strongly consider quitting!
Dr. Thomas Chen
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

This is called hemoptysis.
Spitting up blood is not normal. It may be an infection such as bronchitis or as serious as lung cancer. You should see your family doctor and be examined and get at least a chest x-ray. Even if this is negative or clears up with antibiotics if this bleeding comes back or increases be persistent and return for cat scan or further tests.

In brief: Possibly

This is called hemoptysis.
Spitting up blood is not normal. It may be an infection such as bronchitis or as serious as lung cancer. You should see your family doctor and be examined and get at least a chest x-ray. Even if this is negative or clears up with antibiotics if this bleeding comes back or increases be persistent and return for cat scan or further tests.
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