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Mid night cough once, wake up rise mouth and see blood, not from gum, please advice.?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cough with blood

A single episode of cough with blood should not produce too much concern.
Common causes include a minimal nose bleed that stops by itself. Usually you would see some evidence of blood on blowing. Bronchitis can cause it. It is really only a concern if it is repetitive (small amount) or occurs in a large amount; then the concern is about possible cancer.

In brief: Cough with blood

A single episode of cough with blood should not produce too much concern.
Common causes include a minimal nose bleed that stops by itself. Usually you would see some evidence of blood on blowing. Bronchitis can cause it. It is really only a concern if it is repetitive (small amount) or occurs in a large amount; then the concern is about possible cancer.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hemoptysis

Coughing up blood is called hemoptysis.
This is a symptom which always requires evaluation. It is usually due to bronchitis but it can mean malignancy is present. You need to be seen by your doctor as soon as possible so a proper diagnosis can be made. You will likely require additional tests to be certain there is no malignancy. If you smoke, you need to quit and your doc can help with this also.

In brief: Hemoptysis

Coughing up blood is called hemoptysis.
This is a symptom which always requires evaluation. It is usually due to bronchitis but it can mean malignancy is present. You need to be seen by your doctor as soon as possible so a proper diagnosis can be made. You will likely require additional tests to be certain there is no malignancy. If you smoke, you need to quit and your doc can help with this also.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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