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Is there any reason for coughing blood ?

HI , i coughed blood and went to the hospital to check it they did a blood test and a chest x-ray and the results where both good. but when i went back home it happened again, im currently doing a ppd test is there any other reason why this is happening to me any help is appreciated. or any other test that i should do more to find out the reason. am 25 years(hiba)
Asked On : Sat, 26 Feb 2011
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The commonest cause of coughing out blood is pulmonary tuberculosis. The PPD test is helpful. Apart from this, you can go for ESR, ELISA for IgG M for tubercular antigen to rule out tuberculosis. Also go for sputum analysis for three consecutive days.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Sat, 26 Feb 2011
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