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Chronic cough with fever and throat infection, blood stains in phlegm. Cause for blood?

hi Doctor.. I have cough for 2 weeks now.. the cough started with a throat infection and I had fever and body pains as well.. I dont have fever or body pains now, but the cough is still there.. when I cough, phelgm comes out.. and this morning there were blood stains in phelgm when I coughed it out... am worried that it might be some serious disorder.. please suggest...
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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Hello Good evening,
Your symptoms i.e. haemoptysis suggest some disease related to respiratory system like it may be infection or any other chronic illness.
First of all you should not worry so much and go for basic investigations like CBC, ESR and chest X-ray.
These will be very helpful for the diagnosis, but if no conclusion will seen then only we should go for a HRCT Scan of Thorax and Bronchoscopy.
In your case diagnosis is most important and further all management will depend on it.
Answered: Sun, 23 Jun 2013
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