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Having asthma, coughing up blood. Chest hurts while taking deep breaths. Solution?

I have asthma and am coughing up some blood . Not when I m coughing hard, just a one time cough. This has happened 3 times in the last 6 months. I had a chest xray last Aug. when the first time I did this. This last week, the small amout of blood that I coughed up was a bright red color. The first two were a dark, rusty color. My chest hurts when I take deep breaths a lot of the time. I am a 74 year old female.
Asked On : Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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Coughing up of blood isnot a good sign. You should take care and had to do certain labs that include workup for Tuberculosis and Bronchopulmonary carcinoma. You should do CT scan of the chest and Sputum culture and Mantoux test. If needed further investigation you should have Biopsy of lung for diagnostic purpose.
Repeat your all labs that include Blood CP, PT INR, and workup for Tuberculosis and cancer.

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Dr. Azhar Sattar
Answered: Sun, 13 Jan 2013
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