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Forum Name: Pneumonia

Question: blood in sputum


 deeji - Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:07 pm

Hi,
I`ve been having a very small amount of blood in my sputum since a few hours. At times there is blood in my sputum and at times there isn`t. I had pneumonia about 6 years back and this was exactly what had happend then, but there was a large quantity of blood then. I`m suffering from Asthma and I use Salbutomol inhaler for the same. I do see blood in my sputum at times, say atleast once in 2-3 months on an average.. but I believe its mostly due to my bleeding gums, it happens whenever I eat something hard, or have lots of ice-chilled soft drinks.Today I havent had anything like that but there was still blood in my sputum which is making me worried.
Kindly advise.
Regards.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:49 am

User avatar Hi deeji,
Bloody sputum production can appear for a variety of reasons. Acute causes may be related to bronchitis, pneumonia. However, you should have an evaluation by your physician to identify if this is related to your asthmatic condition, current infection, or an underlying disorder.
Sincerely,
Theresa Jones, RN

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