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Hemoptysis: Introduction

Hemoptysis: Where a person coughs up blood. See detailed information below for a list of 176 causes of Hemoptysis, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Hemoptysis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Hemoptysis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Hemoptysis

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Causes of Types of Hemoptysis:

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Hemoptysis: Symptom Checker

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Hemoptysis Treatments

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Hemoptysis: Animations

Medications or substances causing Hemoptysis:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Hemoptysis as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Hemoptysis: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Hemoptysis may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hemoptysis

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Hemoptysis: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Hemoptysis

Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women, but often fails to be correctly diagnosed. Women with the more »

Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis, when the condition is really a harmless complication of more »

Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), this protection wears off after about 15 years. Thus, any teen or adult with a persistent cough may actually have more »

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Hemoptysis

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Hemoptysis: Related Rare Diseases

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Hemoptysis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Hemoptysis listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Hemoptysis as a symptom include:

Definitions of Hemoptysis:

Coughing up blood from the respiratory tract.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Coughing up blood from the respiratory tract; usually indicates a severe infection of the bronchi or lungs
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Hemoptysis

The list below shows some of the causes of Hemoptysis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Hemoptysis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hemoptysis. Of the 176 causes of Hemoptysis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 17 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 155 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hemoptysis:

The following list of conditions have 'Hemoptysis' 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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Conditions listing medical complications: Hemoptysis:

The following list of medical conditions have Hemoptysis 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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Causes of Hemoptysis Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hemoptysis based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Hemoptysis:

    Haemoptysis, Blood-stained sputum, Coughing blood
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Hemoptysis:

    Subtypes of Hemoptysis:

    Spitting blood (126 causes), Coughing blood (224 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Hemoptysis:

    Coughing blood (224 causes), Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Cough (1407 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Bleeding symptoms (1783 causes), Wet cough (286 causes), Spitting blood (126 causes), Cough symptoms (1407 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Drooling (340 causes), Bloody sputum (124 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Sputum symptoms (216 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Salivary gland symptoms (355 causes)

    Symptoms related to Hemoptysis:

    Coughing blood (224 causes), Cough (1407 causes), Dry cough (201 causes), Productive cough (133 causes), Vomiting blood (128 causes), Blood in sputum (124 causes), Tuberculosis, Foreign body occlusion, Pneumonia (241 causes), Lung neoplasm, Lung cancer (29 causes), Pulmonary embolism (28 causes), Bronchiectasis

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