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Blood in sputum

I have a cold and cough problem and last two days i am seeing blood tinged sputum for about 5mins in the last 2 days.i had similar issue in dec14. kindly advice is the condition serious.
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Dr. Swathi S Aithal Bangalore | General Physician
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Hello hello if it is fresh blood with usa then it's quite possible then the cause is right up in the throat...its quite possible that due to cough or straining it is happening.. but then on the safer side its better to rule out other causes related to lung..so please meet a physician or a pulmonologist...thank you
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Dr. Anil Kumar Jain Bangalore | General Physician
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Hello there. 

I can understand your concern. 
You definitely need to get it checked out by a pulmonologist ASAP.
A detailed history and a few tests will be required. 
Kindly consult a MD consultant physician or a pulmonologist in person for further evaluation and management. 
Best regards.
Dr. Anil kumar jain.
Bangalore.

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Dr. Rama S.K Pune | Internal Medicine
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It appears bronchial arterioles rupture due to strainful coughing but since it is repeatedly happening...need to test sputum and fo cxray...meet MD physician
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Dr. Jay Kirtani Delhi | General Physician
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Take a course of antibiotics,  do a chest x ray,  if the symptoms recur consult a physician.
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