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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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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 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 »

I had an asthmatic attack and spit red sputum. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 47-year-old male and am a patient with allergic asthma. I have been using an Aerocort inhaler for the last 10 to 15 years, and more or less, there has not been any serious issue. A day before yesterday, I was on an official trip, checked in at a hotel the previous night, and to...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly answer the following questions so I can guide you further- Did your wheeze start after visiting any particular agricultural field? Did you go near any particular plant? Did you eat something unusual like nuts or prawns etc.? Have you found out what you are aller...  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 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 »

I have had blood in my sputum for a long time. 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 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 have bloody sputum and red spots in my throat, but my laryngoscopy was normal. Please help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I have red dots on the back of my throat and noticed blood in my sputum. I got a laryngoscope done last year after feeling something in the back of my throat. The ENT doctor said nothing was wrong. But now I am spitting up blood. And, blood in the sputum has been increasing over the last ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. As per your concerns, it is essential to know whether the blood in the sputum is from the pharynx or the lungs. If you have frequent coughs with blood-stained sputum, then a sputum routine examination, sputum cultu...  Read Full »

Does blood in sputum of chronic smoker indicate cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,My brother just turned 26 years old three days back and he is a smoker for the last seven years. On average, he smokes 6 to 7 cigarettes a day. He developed a morning cough within a year of smoking. Now my query is that a few days back his stomach was upset and he puked. After puking he...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is unlikely to be lung cancer. Firstly, the lung cancer is unlikely at this age group and frequently develop after 45 to 50 years. Next thing, blood should have been present consistently and other symptoms would have been present. Most of the times such occasional...  Read Full »

I have burning sensation from throat to upper stomach. What could it be?

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 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 »

Can you please help me diagnose why I spit blood?

Query: Hello doctor, I spit blood early in the morning after waking up. I consulted a dentist and then a chest specialist, who advised bronchoscopy and sputum tests. The reports were normal. But, nobody could find the cause for the blood in the spit. It is happening for the past two years. Not regularly, b...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The most common causes of early morning blood in the sputum are: Chest infection or tuberculosis. Cardiac issues like rheumatic heart disease. Reflux esophagitis. Now, if your chest has been evaluated and a clearance has been given by your doctor, then my re...  Read Full »

My mother had chronic diarrhea and dermatitis and refuses to eat. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am writing as I found something in my mum's sputum (parasite or blood) that I cannot identify. I have images on a 1:1 ratio and also magnified. She had chronic diarrhea and dermatitis. She responded well to Niacin. Her diarrhea is only occasional now. She is anorexic, fatigued, and very ...  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern and will definitely help you regarding it. I have seen all the attached images (the attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). In the first two images, it actually seems like a blood clot. However, in the last two of them, sp...  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 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 »

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