Cough With Blood

The seriousness of coughing up blood or hemoptysis depends on the amount of blood and the duration. It may come from the nose, throat, bronchus, or lungs. Coughing up blood is associated with respiratory tract infections, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, bronchiectasis, pneumonia, bronchitis, and lung tumors. In addition, any trauma, ingestion of foreign body, cystic fibrosis, injury to the arteries supplying the lungs, and tuberculosis can cause hemoptysis, but these require immediate treatment.

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Why do I have traces of blood in phlegm?

Query: Hi doctor, Before 15 days, I was driving my motorcycle when I got caught up in the rain. I get a bit soaked before I got home, and I stayed in my air-conditioned room for hours without taking off or changing clothes and getting dried. Later that night, I felt like I had tonsillitis, as my throat fe...  Read Full »


Dr. Dwipannita Kalita

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you have mentioned in your query, I guess your primary concern is regarding the phlegm, which you are not able to expectorate and also noticing some blood in it. The blood in your sputum is most probably due to the forceful cough reflex. You have already compl...  Read Full »

Does bilateral atypical pneumonia due to COVID-19 need hospitalization?

Query: Hi doctor, I have tested positive for COVID-19 ten days back. I have had a prolonged cough, and sometimes I get traces of blood with sputum when I cough. My CT scan shows bilateral atypical pneumonia. The hospital has sent me home stating that it will get cured by itself. Could you please advise ho...  Read Full »


Dr. Jebin Abraham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please relax. Can you elaborate on your blood test reports and oxygen levels, please? I hope you are improving now. We can treat COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pneumonia at home in the resolving phase. So please mention your medicines as well. Thank you.  Read Full »

What does pulmonary hyperaerated, bilateral, in a chest x-ray mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a cough and a weird feeling while exhaling. I am experiencing this issue for more than a month now. Previously, I coughed out phlegm with blood. It looked like fresh blood. Currently, I have phlegm. I have pain while exhaling air. I have pain in my upper left-back. I have a h...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from a cough. You have a history of bronchitis and your recent chest X-ray shows pulmonary hyperaerated bilateral. It means that there is an abnormal increase in lung volume with an increased filling ...  Read Full »

How is the cause of breathing difficulty and blood in sputum diagnosed?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is experiencing breathing difficulty, which relieves by inhaler, and O2 saturation is 93 to 95. The patient coughs out phlegm with blood and has no fever. He is negative for COVID-19 and TB. He has pain in the back and right arm. I want someone to reread the CT scan. He has a...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from difficulties breathing, productive cough with phlegm, and blood. Your HRCT (high resolution computed tomography) of the chest has shown a mass-like consolidati...  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 »

Why do I have intercostal strain and blood in sputum?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I was diagnosed with an intercostal strain. The symptoms are pain in the area of strain and swelling. Unfortunately, I have developed a frightening symptom where I am coughing up blood coated mucus. My father who worked as an EMT says that it is not an emergency and that I sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood in sputum should not be ignored and should be taken seriously. The causes could be bronchitis, bronchiectasis, lung abscess, etc. High rate of cigarette smoking is the main underlying cause for the above mentioned pathological diseases. You have to undergo several ...  Read Full »

What are the causes of blood in sputum?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 55 years old. He is a patient having DM, CAD, CABG, HT, CKD and SHT. Now, he has severe cough for more than 15 days and can see blood occasionally while spitting. He is also undergoing dialysis twice in a week. His present hemoglobin is 8.1, creatinine is 4.6 and urea is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to cliniq.com. Your father has severe renal failure. The blood in cough could be due to many reasons. I think you need to concentrate on his dialysis. If blood in sputum continues, then we need to find out reasons for this by x-ray or CT scan. I do think you should not be w...  Read Full »

Please suggest ayurvedic medicine for persistent cough.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39 year woman. I read about ayurveda on the internet and would like to use it as a means to find a lasting cure for my health problems. I have been coughing for over 2 years now and cough up blood and also have pain on the right upper side of my back. I also experience dizzines...  Read Full »


Dr. Revathi Sundaramurthy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Good to hear about ayurveda from you. But we cannot neglect chronic cough with blood. So, it is my humble request for you to visit a local physician immediately and get back to me with the reports like x-ray, blood test, etc.  Read Full »

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 ...  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 hi...  Read Full »

Does it require a medical attention when getting phlegm with blood?

Query: Hi doctor, My partner had phlegm with blood just now without coughing. He does not have chest pain and a fast heartbeat. Before a day, he also had a headache and hot temperature. Yesterday, he poked his nose with his finger at night. This morning, he had phlegm coming with a portion of blood. Does ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jose Ignacio Artero

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A possible diagnosis can be lung cancer. For it, your partner must be a smoker for 15 to 20 years or over 50 years so that he can spit blood continuously. If your partner does not have these conditions, then you must be calm. Respiratory tract infection can also be a ca...  Read Full »

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