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Coughing Up Blood – Causes and When to See a Doctor

Overview of Coughing Up Blood

Coughing up blood, also known as hemoptysis, refers to splitting or coughing up bloody mucus or blood from the throat and lungs. Blood coughed up typically looks frothy or bubbly and may be mixed with spit or mucus. It tends to be in small amounts and would appear rust-colored, red, or pink. This condition is not uncommon and may be linked to different causes. In most cases, it is not serious. Nevertheless, it is important to seek emergency care immediately when you cough up a large amount of blood. This article lists some possible causes that may lead to this condition; continue to read and learn more. [1]