Only coughing blood in morning, is that cancer?

Coughing up blood. Whether you cough up blood am or pm is usually a bad thing. It could very well be cancer. It could also be drainage from your sinuses and infection. It really needs to be looked at...The sooner the better.

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What does coughing blood mean -- lung cancer?

Maybe. Coughing blood is a classic sign of lung cancer, but may also be seen with acute infections, chronic bronchitis, or even dental disease. This should always be worked up to rule out lung cancer (or head and neck cancer) and not assumed to be secondary to something beingn. The prognosis for lung cancer is dramatically improved with early diagnosos, often made difficult by the lack of early symptoms. Read more...
Hemoptysis. Hemoptysis may be the presenting symptom of a pulmonary neoplasm, av malformation, necrotizing pneumonia, rasmussen aneurysm, bronchitis to include some. Must see your pulmonologist or your thoracic surgeon stat. Need a bronchoscopy and cat scan thorax with and wihout contrast. Further intervention depends on findings. Read more...
Yes it can. If the blood is just staining the tissue paper, you should make a clinic appointment as soon as possible. If you are coughing up greater quantities than that, you should seek immediate medical attention as this can be a life-threatening situation. Read more...
Maybe... Coughing up blood, hemoptysis, is most often due to bronchitis. But, it can be a sign of lung cancer so it always needs to be evaluated to rule out cancer. Read more...

Help docs, is having just one symptom of coughing blood a sign of lung cancer?

Can be. But is also seen with many other problems related to lungs and heart, sometimes as "simple" as a bronchitis. It should be evaluated, though. It can be something serious, especially if the patient is a smoker. Do you smoke? Hope not.... Best to you. . Read more...

My friend has been coughing blood and having chest pains. Does it mean she has breast cancer? She even loses her breath.

Hemoptysis. Have your friend see a doc could be anything including cancer but that's lowest on the list. Read more...
No. Hi harold, theses are not symptoms of breast cancer. If she is a teenager it is unlikely to be cancer but she should be seen asap. It could be an infection that needs to be treated. She should see her doctor or go to the er for an evaluation. Thank you. Read more...
Urgent care or ER. The symptoms you described and pain in the chest is a serious medical condition. Especially chest pains is always a red flag and appointment with your pcp is warranted. Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation or referral to cardiologist. If concerned do not hesitate to go to urgent care or er. Take care. Read more...
She needs to be seen. These symptoms are not likely due to breast cancer. Depending upon age, symptoms most likely due to infection or a blood clot. Lung cancer can also cause these symptoms. These are potentially serious symptoms and your friend should see a physician or primary care provider. Read more...

I am still coughing blood up after 3 days. Doctor said I had broken capillaries and CT scan ruled out cancer. Should I be alarmed? What else to do?

Pulmonologist. Hemoptysis (coughing blood) can be from many things including -- infection (due you have pneumonia or bronchitis?), invasive fungal infections, cancer, pulmonary embolism (pe), or other problems. Different types of ct scans (ct angio pe protocol or ct high resolution chest) can help. As can a bronchoscopy by a pulmonologist. Read more...
Observe. If the blood is just a few dots on the kleenex, then it's probably ok. Make sure that you are not on any medications that can impair your clot or platelet function (aspirin, ibuprofen, coumadin, (warfarin) clopidogrel, etc). If this lasts for more than 7 days or gets worse, call your doctor back to re-evaluate. Read more...
Observe for now. Take some cough remedy. If the blood is only scanty/ blood streak- just observe for now- but you have to treat your congestion/cough etc that you have. If blood is more significant- or if that persists for more than a week- go to see your doctor and you will likely need to be seen by a pulmonologist for further eval. If you smoke, please quit smoking. Read more...