Get E-Book on COVID-19

Q. Why do I get blood along with the cough?

Answered by
Dr. Harsha D S
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 15, 2018

Hi doctor,

Whenever I get cold, I have blood coming along with a cough. I have this problem for the past one year. After drinking water and taking cough syrup, it becomes normal. I went to the doctor, and a chest X-ray was done. The result was normal. After a month, I had the same problem and went to the doctor. He suggested me to do an X-ray, sputum test and CT scan. I did all the tests, and the results came normal. Even today also, I had the same problem. I do not understand. Why do I have these symptoms when everything is normal? Please suggest.

#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Blood in sputum can occur due to different causes. We need to find the reason whether the blood comes from the nose or throat. It can also occur due to localized damage to the lungs called bronchiectasis. But it is usually seen in CT scan. Please send me the images of the chest X-ray and CT scan to guide you further.

Thank you doctor,

I am attaching the images. I have a sound coming from my lungs whenever I breathe. It is very frequent. I do not know from where it begins. When I get blood coming along with a cold, I also have chest pain, and the outer portion of my rib in my chest get swollen. Please help.

#

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your images are not clear. I require a high-quality photo of the CT. However, the report is normal. I would suggest you have a consultation with an ENT doctor to rule out the bleeding from the nose or upper airways. If the ENT doctor says that there is no bleeding in the upper airways, consult a pulmonologist. You may need to undergo bronchoscopy.


Was this answer helpful?

 | 


Related Questions:
Is there any chance of lung cancer if there is spitting of blood with phlegm?

No chest pain, no shortness of breath ... Coughing up blood can be a symptom of many diseases like throat or chest infection, tuberculosis, bronchiectasis (a disease where your windpipes are dama...   Read full

I smoke a packet of cigarette every day. Can it cause nail clubbing?

You should visit a local doctor for an examination, and you should get a chest x-ray and CT scan of the chest ... Start ...   Read full

What is the treatment for red sputum?

You may see red streaks of blood (attachment removed to protect patient identity) in sinusitis (if still going on) or acute bronchitis ...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

Also Read


COVID-19 Vaccines in India
Two vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin, have been granted emergency use authorization in India. Read about these vaccines'...  Read more»
Sinusitis - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Sinusitis is the infection of the air cavities within the nasal passages. Normally, the healthy sinuses are filled with ...  Read more»
Asthma and Its Rising Incidence
This article explains about asthma and its causes. It also focuses on the benefits of starting early treatment to lead a...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Pulmonologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.