What other symptoms might occur with coughing blood?
You may experience other symptoms while coughing blood, depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. These symptoms may affect body systems other than the respiratory tract, such as the circulatory system and the digestive tract.
Other symptoms that may occur along with coughing blood
Coughing blood may occur with other symptoms including:
General ill feeling
Leg pain and swelling
Unexplained weight loss
Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition
In some cases, coughing blood may occur with other symptoms that might indicate a serious or life-threatening condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, are exhibiting any of these life-threatening symptoms:
What is coughing blood?
Coughing blood is the production of blood or bloody mucus from the respiratory tract, which includes the lungs and main air passages. Coughing up blood from the respiratory tract is also called hemoptysis.... Read more about coughing blood introduction
What causes coughing blood?
A number of different respiratory conditions, diseases and disorders can cause coughing blood, many of which are serious, life-threatening situations. However, the source of the blood may be difficult to distinguish in some cases. Blood that is not coming from the lungs may be spit up from the throat or nose. Blood can also be swallowed and regurgitated from the stomach. ... Read more about coughing blood causes