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HomeAnswersPulmonology (Asthma Doctors)cough with bloodI am a TB-recovered patient, and recently I had blood during one coughing episode. Kindly help.

What could be the reason for blood during cough in a TB-recovered patient?

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Dr. Anjali

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Published At June 27, 2022
Reviewed AtJuly 19, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I had tuberculosis (TB) ten years ago and took medication for six months. And recently, when I coughed, there was blood. What could be the reason for this? I do not have a cough right now. It is just that I felt there was something on my chest or throat that I coughed out.

Answered by Dr. Anjali

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com. The cough could be because of various causes. First, I suggest you rule out the reactivation of TB (tuberculosis) by getting a chest X-ray and sputum test. Then rule out any bleeding and inflammation in the gums. Is there any history of recurrent sore throat, smoking, and alcohol abuse? If everything is normal and a one-time cough, then nothing to worry about. Otherwise, it needs proper evaluation. I hope my answer helps. Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Anjali
Dr. Anjali

Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors)

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