Hemoptysis is a condition where one may cough up blood. This blood is coming straight from the lungs and is a symptom of some form of underlying lung disease. It can be anything ranging from acute bronchitis, tuberculosis, and pneumonia to lung cancer. Along with blood, there may be sputum too. One should seek urgent medical care if the amount of coughing up blood keeps going up.
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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 blood... Read Full »
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 wil... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am getting blood in cough. What should I do? Please suggest some medicine. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The question is what and where the blood is coming from (hemoptysis). For people with a prolonged cough, you can sometimes have a small tear in tissues which leads to a very small amount of blood. This is something that would happen after multiple days of severe coughin... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My 35-year-old wife, who weighs 65 kg and measures 160 cm, is coughing up blood monthly once. Her cough is not dry and I noticed that it originates only from the lower throat area. She was diagnosed with gallbladder stones a few years back and they measured around 1.2 cm. She has never co... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. As per your wife's history, she is shaving hemoptysis (blood with cough) from lower respiratory tracts. Hemoptysis could be caused due to various conditions like tuberculosis, bronchiectasis, coagulopathy, cardiac-rel... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have hemoptysis.Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hemoptysis is referred to as blood in the sputum or cough. If you are having such symptoms the following workup is recommended: Chest X-ray (PA). Complete blood count and ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate). If you have already done a chest X-ray, do upload th... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I get hemoptysis when I get a cold and cough. It has happened six to seven times in the last eight years. Also, I have back pain around the shoulder blades. I have smoked previously for 20 years. I got a chest X-ray, CT scan, and bronchoscopy done. All the tests are clear. However, blo... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. It is least likely that someone with a clear CT scan and bronchoscopy will have lung cancer. So please be assured for now. The blood may be epistaxis if it originates from the nostril. You should have an ENT evalua... Read Full »