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Dr. Kennedy Bloody sputum is the spitting up of blood or bloody mucus. Bloody sputum can come from common forms of infection in the lungs and airways, such as acute bronchitis or pneumonia. Whenever bloody sputum is present and cannot be attributed to one of these curable conditions, a complete lung evaluation is warranted, including chest x-ray and bronchoscopy. One possible cause is lung or bronchial cancer. Bloody sputum is also referred to as hemoptysis. literally blood cough.

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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