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 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 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 medic...  Read Full »

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