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I've had a cough for about 3 days now pretty much none stop. I just coughed up blood. What does this mean?

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Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
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In brief: See a doctor

Coughing up blood is not something to take lightly.
It can mean a number of things, but you should seek medical attention right away so they can determine the cause.

In brief: See a doctor

Coughing up blood is not something to take lightly.
It can mean a number of things, but you should seek medical attention right away so they can determine the cause.
Dr. Brian Bezack
Dr. Brian Bezack
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Hemoptysis....

The most common cause of coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is bronchitis.
However, this symptom always needs to be seen by a doctor because malignancy can also lead to hemoptysis. So, see your doctor asap. If you smoke, you need to quit today to decrease airway inflammation.

In brief: Hemoptysis....

The most common cause of coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is bronchitis.
However, this symptom always needs to be seen by a doctor because malignancy can also lead to hemoptysis. So, see your doctor asap. If you smoke, you need to quit today to decrease airway inflammation.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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