Coughing up blood generally requires medical evaluation.
Causes of hemoptysis
bronchitis (acute or chronic), the most common cause of coughing up blood. Hemoptysis due to bronchitis is rarely life-threatening.
lung cancer or non-malignant lung tumors
use of blood thinners (anticoagulation)
congestive heart failure, especially due to mitral stenosis
get it evaluated.
Get sputum cytology and cect thorax done.
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