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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. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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