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Blood Tinged Sputum

Blood in sputum is referred to as hemoptysis, and is associated with various respiratory conditions such as tuberculosis, pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, lung infection, or lung cancer.

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I am coughing up blood in the mornings past three days. Should I worry?

Query: Hi doctor, I saw a blood streak while coughing into a tissue in the morning for the past three days, occurring only in the morning. I had a cold, but now I have just been coughing for the past 10 days. Please tell me if the blood I see is something to worry about or not. Also, I would like to know w...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramkesh Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned that you have a blood streak while coughing and only in the morning. You have also mentioned that you have a cold. There are many possibilities as to what caused the blood streak with your cough. As you have been suffering from a cough, it is highl...  Read Full »

I have had blood in my sputum. How do I manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had blood in my sputum for a long time (less than one year). I also have problems during yawning, especially if I turn my neck, back of my throat hurts. I was referred to a pulmonologist (also because I had a positive skin test for TB), after which I did my CT scan. The CT scan ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood-tinged sputum can have multiple causes at different locations throughout the airway ranging from the opening of the mouth and nose up to the terminal structure in the lungs. The majority of cases are not so severe and easily manageable, but sometimes serious medical...  Read Full »

I notice blood stain while clearing my throat. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sinus problem and very frequently, I have sneezing and coughing problem with phlegm. Recently, I suffered from a cold and since then I am getting a blood stain in the morning while sneezing and while clearing the throat in the morning. One month back, I got a chest X-ray and i...  Read Full »


Dr. Archana. G.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Was the blood while coughing bright red or altered maroon color? If it was bright red, then it could be from upper respiratory tract only. It can be due to just trauma. So, do not worry about it at all if it repeats also. Suppose you are getting maroon-colored blood...  Read Full »

Does tree in bud nodules in CT scan mean cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, My CT scan says defined streaky opacity with associated loss volume and clustered tree in bud nodules have developed in the anterior segment of the upper left lobe. The associated central bronchi are impacted. Without an obvious mass, although a small central lesion is not excluded. The ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nookala Sunil Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tree in bud appearance generally favors an infection. Can you upload your CT scan so that it may help? Do not bother about lung cancer. Revert with more information to a pulmonologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/pulmonologist  Read Full »

I am suffering from a burning throat. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old male. I am feeling some slight burning sensation from throat to upper stomach and feeling bit uneasy in the throat. I have also noticed some blood on spit twice or thrice last one week. Today, I got the test result which is all perfect except some borderline up chole...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). After seeing your symptoms and labs which seem to be normal, you most probably have gastroesophageal reflux disease which requires some antiacid therapy. I would like to know if you ha...  Read Full »

I am coughing up sputum with blood. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 19-year-old male and I weigh 138 pounds. My height is 5 feet and 8 inches. I have been coughing for four years. I often spit out a lot of sputum (yellow or white), a few times with small amounts of blood. Recently, I have had frequent chest pain. I often feel tired and have a lo...  Read Full »


Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am here to give you the best medical advice. I feel very sorry about your medical condition. Do not worry. Based on the symptoms that you have described, I suppose you have developed pulmonary tuberculosis. Acute chest syndrome needs to be ruled out. Do you have any ...  Read Full »

Why was there blood in the mucus on spitting?

Query: Hi doctor, Today I was in a fully airconditioned room with low temperature and when I returned to my room and when I spit the mucus, a pinch of blood came from my mouth. What would be the reason? One year and five months back, the same happened. Please help me. I stopped smoking one month back. I am...  Read Full »


Dr. Wain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The bleeding you had from your nose can be because of sneezing (forceful). There might be a small injury inside the nose that might have led to the bleeding. I will advise you to avoid nose-picking and keep your nostrils moist so as to allow the wound to heal. Regarding...  Read Full »

Why do I have a sore throat, cough, and swallowing pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a slight pain when I swallowed my saliva or when I yawn for the last 10 to 12 days. I had my daughters anti-allergic syrup before going to bed. I had a good sleep, but in the middle of the night, around 3 AM, I had a irritation, and I kept coughing for around five minutes. I sipp...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can have an acute pharyngitis-like infective condition. A tinge of blood in the sputum can appear in pharyngitis or bronchitis cases. I suggest you get the following investigations done an auscultation examination, CBC (complete blood count), and ASO (Antistrepto...  Read Full »

Why am I spitting phlegm with some red blood?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. Recently, I got an endoscopy. The report shows that I have erosive gastropathy. I have been using medicines for one month. Now, for a few days, while spitting phlegm a small amount of light red blood comes out from my mouth. I also have some throat and chest pain. But, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kagathara Happy Kumar Devkaranbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If there is bleeding in the stomach due to erosive gastritis, then it would be in the form of vomiting and brown or chocolate in color. Any bleeding in the stomach cannot be bright red in color with small quantity. As mentioned in your report (attachment removed to...  Read Full »

Is blood in sputum for six months a serious complication?

Query: Hi doctor, I usually have pain in my calf muscle, so I consulted a doctor and found a vitamin D deficiency. I took three months of vitamin D tablets and a sachet. Again I did a vitamin D test and found it normal. But still, I feel pain in my calf muscle. During the current CBC test, my ESR was on li...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have two distinct conditions : 1. Calf pain is most likely muscle cramps (usually on both sides) due to calcium deficiency (I suggest you measure the calcium level). The other possible cause (less likely) is thrombosed veins in the leg on one side (swollen, edema a...  Read Full »

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