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Causes of Blood in cough.

Patient: Why would someone cough blood?

 

 

Doctor: There are many possible reasons for coughing out blood. This could be due to respiratory tract infections, pneumonia, br onchitis, tuberculosis. Less common causes are lung cancer, bronchiectasis, foreign body and cardiac causes including congestive cardiac failure and mitral stenosis.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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