Coughing up Blood (Hemoptysis)

About- Coughing up blood also known as hemoptysis is a condition when a small or large amount of blood mixed with sputum brought up by a forceful cough.
 
Causes-
 Bronchiectasis
 Bronchitis 
 Chest trauma or injury
 Churg-Strauss syndrome
 Congestive heart failure
 Mitral valve stenosis
 COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
 Cystic fibrosis
 Drug use, such as crack cocaine
 Foreign body
 Lung abscess
 Lung cancer
 Lupus
 Neck cancer
 Non-malignant lung tumors
 Parasitic infection
 Pneumonia
 Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
 Pulmonary embolism
 Pulmonary edema
 Tuberculosis
 Use of blood thinners (anticoagulation)
 Wegener’s granulomatosis

Specialist to Visit -
 Pulmonologist

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References-
https://www.healthline.com
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https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.myvmc.com
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.healthdirect.gov.au

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