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How much should I worry about coughing blood?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not blood-tinged..

If a ptis coughing up frank blood (hemoptysis), then it's a potential emergency (e.
g. Go to the energency department)- the next cough could break a large blood vessel. Otherwise, blood-tinged sputum can occur with forceful coughing with some smaller blood vessels breaking. In the latter scenario, as long as a person can breath fine, then schedue a visit with your doctor.

In brief: Not blood-tinged..

If a ptis coughing up frank blood (hemoptysis), then it's a potential emergency (e.
g. Go to the energency department)- the next cough could break a large blood vessel. Otherwise, blood-tinged sputum can occur with forceful coughing with some smaller blood vessels breaking. In the latter scenario, as long as a person can breath fine, then schedue a visit with your doctor.
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Yes

There are many reasons that you might be coughing up blood including infections and more serious problems.
You should see a doctor to have this evaluated.

In brief: Yes

There are many reasons that you might be coughing up blood including infections and more serious problems.
You should see a doctor to have this evaluated.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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