Coughing up blood

Alternative Names

Hemoptysis; Spitting up blood; Bloody sputum

Definition of Coughing up blood

Coughing up blood is the spitting up of blood or bloody mucus from the lungs and throat (respiratory tract).

Review

Reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc., and George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program San Diego, California. – 11/21/2009

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