Medical Specialty >> Pulmonology

Doctors Lounge - Pulmonology Answers

Back to Pulmonology Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/19/2017.

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

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us