Symptom: Coughing blood


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Coughing blood: Blood in coughed up material.
Introduction: 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.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Coughing blood:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Coughing blood (86 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Coughing blood (8 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Coughing blood (16 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Coughing blood (2 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Coughing blood type of: Respiratory symptoms (172), Lung symptoms (123), Cough (87), Wet cough (27), Spitting blood (18)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Coughing blood: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Coughing blood as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Medications or substances causing Coughing blood: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Coughing blood as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Coughing blood: 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.

    A

  • Alveolar Hydatid Disease ... coughing blood
  • Asbestosis ... coughing blood

    B

  • Bronchiectasis ... coughing blood

    E

  • Esophagus Cancer ... Coughing up blood

    G

  • Goodpasture syndrome ... coughing up blood (hemoptysis)

    H

  • Heart failure ... coughing up blood

    L

  • Lung abscess ... coughing blood
  • Lung cancer ... coughing up blood
  • Lung conditions ... coughing up blood
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis ... coughing up blood (hemoptysis)

    P

  • Pneumonia ... cough with rust-colored sputum
  • Pulmonary edema ... pink-stained sputum cough
  • Pulmonary embolism ... hemoptysis
  • Pulmonary valve stenosis ... cough with pink frothy sputum

    T

  • Tuberculosis ... coughing up bloody sputum

    W

  • Wegener's granulomatosis ... hemoptysis (coughing up blood)
    Conditions listing complications: Coughing blood: The following list of conditions have 'Coughing blood' or similar listed as a 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.

    C

  • Cystic Fibrosis ... hemoptysis (coughing blood)

    G

  • Goodpasture syndrome ... Hemoptysis


    Last revised: Nov 20, 2003

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