Coughing up blood
Less commonly, coughing up blood may be the result of:
Sometimes, no cause can be found and it never happens again.
Coughing up blood can be alarming, but isn't usually a sign of anything serious. Find out what you should do if you cough up blood and what the cause might be.
You may be asked for a sample of yoursputum so it can bechecked for infection. Other tests, such as blood tests , may also be needed. Your GP may decide to refer you to a specialist at your local hos
The most common reasons for coughing up blood are: a prolonged, severe cough a chest infection this is more likely if your sputum is discoloured or contains pus, you have a fever, or you have a t
Less commonly, coughing up blood may be the result of: pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in thelungs) this usually causes sudden shortness of breath and chest pain pulmonary oedema (fluidin the l