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My friend is 15 and every so often he coughs up quite a bit of blood, what does this mean ?
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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Have him see MD!!!!
While there are certainly benign things that can cause this such as an inflammed tonsil, there are enough less benign things that can cause this that he absolutely needs to be seen by a doctor. A doctor can examine the throat, order a chest x-ray to check the lungs and any relevant blood tests.
Help him schedule appointment if need be!

In brief: Have him see MD!!!!
While there are certainly benign things that can cause this such as an inflammed tonsil, there are enough less benign things that can cause this that he absolutely needs to be seen by a doctor. A doctor can examine the throat, order a chest x-ray to check the lungs and any relevant blood tests.
Help him schedule appointment if need be!
Dr. Michael Klein
Dr. Michael Klein
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Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Seek medical help
Coughing up blood, known as hemoptysis, is never normal and should be evaluated immediately.
There are many different reasons that this can happen, but a physician should be consulted to discuss the evaluation and treatment.

In brief: Seek medical help
Coughing up blood, known as hemoptysis, is never normal and should be evaluated immediately.
There are many different reasons that this can happen, but a physician should be consulted to discuss the evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Brian Bezack
Dr. Brian Bezack
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics
In brief: Hemoptyais
Hemoptysis always tells you you need to seek medical attention.
Conditions like pneumonia, tuberculosis, foreign body, or bronchioectasis can trigger blood in the cough.

In brief: Hemoptyais
Hemoptysis always tells you you need to seek medical attention.
Conditions like pneumonia, tuberculosis, foreign body, or bronchioectasis can trigger blood in the cough.
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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