- Coughing blood:
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The symptom of coughing up blood needs to be distinguished from the more general symptom of blood in sputum, where blood may come from other causes than coughing (e.g. nasal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, etc.). Both coughing blood or blood in sputum are potentially very serious symptoms that need prompt professional medical attention; Suddenly coughing blood or coughing large amounts of blood is a medical emergency....more »
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
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Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Coughing blood may include these symptoms:
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Coughing blood. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
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Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible
causes of Coughing blood as a symptom include:
Coughing up blood from the respiratory tract.
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The list of organs typically affected by Coughing blood may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Coughing blood mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Coughing blood. Of the 224 causes of Coughing blood that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Coughing blood' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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The following list of medical conditions have Coughing blood or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Coughing blood based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Coughing blood, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Subtypes of Coughing blood:
Medical Conditions associated with Coughing blood:
Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Cough (1407 causes), Wet cough (286 causes), Spitting blood (126 causes), Bleeding symptoms (1783 causes), Drooling (340 causes), Hemoptysis (176 causes), Bloody sputum (124 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Sputum symptoms (216 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Cough symptoms (1407 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Salivary gland symptoms (355 causes)
Symptoms related to Coughing blood:
Blood in sputum (124 causes), Cough (1407 causes), Productive cough (133 causes), Bleeding gums (172 causes), Haemoptysis, Tuberculosis, Lung cancer (29 causes), Pneumonia (241 causes), Lung infection (34 causes)
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