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I coughed in the morning and had some blood in the mucus. Have not had any more the rest of the day. I have congestion and a cough. I don't smoke. ?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: See your doctor

Coughing blood should always be checked.
It could be from bronchitis, bleeding gums, or other more serious issues.

In brief: See your doctor

Coughing blood should always be checked.
It could be from bronchitis, bleeding gums, or other more serious issues.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Hemoptysis...

Hemoptysis, or blood in the sputum, is usually due to bronchitis.
However, there are many other disorders that can cause this, some benign like bronchitis but it can be due to malignancy. You should see your doctor so an evaluation can be gone to be sure that your hemoptysis is due to a benign disorder. You may need some testing. Not all malignancies are due to smoking.

In brief: Hemoptysis...

Hemoptysis, or blood in the sputum, is usually due to bronchitis.
However, there are many other disorders that can cause this, some benign like bronchitis but it can be due to malignancy. You should see your doctor so an evaluation can be gone to be sure that your hemoptysis is due to a benign disorder. You may need some testing. Not all malignancies are due to smoking.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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