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What causes blood in phlegm while coughing?

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Posted on Tue, 5 Aug 2014 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: have blood in phlem when cough
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Answered by Dr. Rajkishori Godhi 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
need more details

Detailed Answer:
Hello sir and welcome to healthcaremagic,

I will need a few more details in order to analyse your condition better.

1) Since when have you been having this symptom ?
2) How much blood is present in sputum ?
3) Is it blood tinged sputum or XXXXXXX blood ?
4) Any other symtoms like fever, night sweats, cough, chest pain ?
5) Are you clearing your throat very vigorously ?
6) Are you having blood tinged sputum after coughing very vigorously ?
7) Habits like smoking ?

Awaiting your response ,
Dr Rajkishori Godhi
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Follow up: Dr. Rajkishori Godhi 1 hour later
1.two days
2.about 50%
3.as above
4.chest congestion
5.yes
6.yes
7.not for 30 years
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Answered by Dr. Rajkishori Godhi 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
NOT TO WORRY

Detailed Answer:
Hello sir,
From the details you gave me there are 2 possibilities.

There are numerous blood vessels just below the surface in the throat.
hacking or coughing very vigorously leads to tear of these vessels and blood in sputum. This may be the case in you.

Since you mentioned you have chest congestion, there is a possibility that you have chest infection.

See a doctor to confirm.

Regards,
Dr Rajkishori Godhi.
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