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Is it common to cough up blood with a pulmonary embolism?

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Dr. Tony Su
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Possibly

If the blood clot is lodged in the periphery of the lung, it can cause a pulmonary infarction, part of the lung tissue dies leading to bleeding.
You can therefore cough up blood. This is an uncommon presentation. The majority of patients do not have this symptom.

In brief: Possibly

If the blood clot is lodged in the periphery of the lung, it can cause a pulmonary infarction, part of the lung tissue dies leading to bleeding.
You can therefore cough up blood. This is an uncommon presentation. The majority of patients do not have this symptom.
Dr. Tony Su
Dr. Tony Su
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In brief: Abnormal

But is one of the signs -hemoptysis breathlessness hypoxia chest pain arrythmia.

In brief: Abnormal

But is one of the signs -hemoptysis breathlessness hypoxia chest pain arrythmia.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology
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In brief: Coughing

Up blood is never normal.
However, it can occur with pulmonary embolism as blood can seep into damaged lung tissue.

In brief: Coughing

Up blood is never normal.
However, it can occur with pulmonary embolism as blood can seep into damaged lung tissue.
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Dr. Paxton Daniel
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