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36 weeks pregnant and coughing blood. Chest X-ray is fine. Reason?

my wife is 37 week pregnant. in dec 2012 she started coughing blood( only 3 times). then it became ok after medication in 1 day. now from yesterday she again started coughing blood. it started with more blood coughing. now frequency has reduced to 1 time coughing blood per day. all blood reports are normal. chest xray also normal. what might be cause of this problem?
Asked On : Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
thank you for your query.
Blood in cough is not normal
It could be due to bronchitis and extreme irritation of the mucosa.
Sometimes, is she is on aspirin or blood thinners, this could occur
Tuberculosis is always a possibility.
In the presence of a normal Chest X ray, it is better to see a Chest Physician, as she is at a critical juncture in her pregnancy also.
Take care.
Answered: Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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