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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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 spit. It is happening from the past two years. Not regularly, but...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 recommendatio...  Read Full »

What kind of muscle pain is associated with ARS?

Query: Hi, I am a 31 year old male. About 38 days before I had sex with a CSW (Commercial Social Worker). It was protected vaginal sex and protected oral sex. Also there were deep throat kisses which lasted almost a minute. I am not sure if the condom was torn during the intercourse.  Since last 3 weeks ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sidharth Sonthalia

Answer: Hi,  Welcome to icliniq.com. Based upon your history, my answer to your questions: 1. Are My Symptoms Related to ARS? Acute Retroviral Syndrome (ARS) typically begins 7-14 days after the exposure to a HIV positive patient, and may last for up to 3-4 months. The symptoms are typically "flu-l...  Read Full »

How to tell if there is a blood clot in the lung?

Query: Hello doctor, What are the symptoms of having a blood clot in the lung?  Read Full »


Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.The common signs and symptoms of having a blood clot in the lung (pulmonary embolism) include: Shortness of breath that appears suddenly and worsens with exertion. Chest pain that worsens when you breathe deeply, cough, eat, bend or stoop. Cough might be asso...  Read Full »

When I cleared my throat, blood-tinged mucus came out. What can be the reason for it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old female. When I cleared my throat, thick mucus with blood came out seven months back. It was dark red and thick, and when I called my doctor, he sent me to the hospital as he thought it could be a clot in the lung. I got the blood test done, and it was normal. The chest...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. According to your statement, you have noticed thick blood with mucus while clearing your throat.Sometimes a vigorous cough can irritate the upper respiratory tract and tear the blood vessels, which may cause coughing...  Read Full »

Can sinus problems cause cough with bloody sputum?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old female, who weighs 80 kg and I am 6.1 feet tall. I have a sinus problem and coughing up blood. The blood is bright red in color, and the sputum is white. I got treatment for sinus yesterday, and they gave me Betnesol and Levbrox. I also have pain in my colon. I am taki...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the history that you have given, it looks like you have bronchitis and upper respiratory tract infection, which causes blood in the sputum. You have been prescribed steroid, which will be beneficial as a decongestant and give inflammation relief. Continue...  Read Full »

Why do I get bloody mucus?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 31-year-old male with a weight of 183 kilograms and a height of five feet seven inches. After waking up in the morning, I spit blood out of my mouth. After clearing my throat, I spit a little bloody mucus. Then it gets cleared.   Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The described symptoms should not be taken lightly. Please mention whether you have a smoking habit and the duration of having bloody sputum in the morning. You need to consult a lung specialist and an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist for an examination. You need ...  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. Happykumar Kagathara

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 protec...  Read Full »

What causes blood in sputum?

Query: Hello doctor, Over the last two days, I have had a bad sore throat. It also accompanies with a slight cough, trouble in sleeping, occasional uncommon sweating, body soreness or fatigue, slight vomiting and voice loss. It is not really getting better. It originally appeared to be just a bad cold, b...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With the details you have provided I strongly suspect that you are suffering from an acute upper respiratory tract infection. The bacterial products and body's response against the invading organisms are causing you the symptoms of sore throat, fever, sweating, fatigue, e...  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. Sunil Kumar Nookala

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 »

Can blood in sputum be caused by excess clearing of throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I had pneumonia two years ago and I have recovered from it after taking antibiotics for 10 days. Two months back, I had bronchitis and a milder form of pneumonia. After a week of antibiotics I felt much better. Now, my main concern is that I have excessive phlegm with some traces of bl...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bronchitis itself can cause blood in sputum (hemoptysis). This happens due to rupture of minute blood vessels due to excessive coughing. In such case, it is very important to rule out any pneumonia, tuberculosis and lung malignancy. The supplements you have mentioned will...  Read Full »

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