caused by the common cold, or flu, usually clear up after a few days.
have a X ray CT scan.
up blood, although alarming, is not always indicative of a serious
illness, blood-tinged mucus is commonly a result of a rupture in a
small blood vessel due to the force of coughing or a bronchial infection.
However, there are other, more serious issues which can result in
bloody mucus being expelled from the body.
medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Coughing up
blood, (also known as hemoptysis):
Ruptured lung blood vessel - such as from coughing too hard.
Fungal lung infection
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA)
Parasitic lung infection
Staphylococcal respiratory infection - may cause rusty or blood colored
Serratia marcescens lung infection
Lung foreign body
Pulmonary artery catheter
very important to note how long your husband cough up blood. He should
also keep track of the following:
much blood is mixed with the mucus
such as lightheadedness, dizziness, or thirst, which might indicate
a severe amount of blood loss.
symptoms such as fever, chest pain, shortness of breath, and blood
in the urine.
doctor will do a complete physical exam and check his chest and lungs.
that may be done include:
Chest CT scan
Complete blood count
Coagulation studies such as PT or PTT
Sputum culture and smear