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Spitting blood in small amount from thro
I am spitting fresh blood in small amount from the throat. Right now I am on medication for COPD, x-ray shows smoky lungs. I have never smoked, neither am I alcoholic. I am not losing weight, neither do I have fever. I am on antibiotics and cough syrup but I am not sure. I spit blood at night, after 10 maybe and in very small amount, bright red colour, which goes on its own within minutes. The doctor I consulted did an x-ray and basic blood tests. I am very worried about my condition. Could this be life threatening?
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It is very unlikely that you have COPD at your age. If your symptoms are acute then you may be suffering from viral upper respiratory tract infection which is a common type of throat and airway infection. Forceful coughing can cause rupture of small blood vessels inside your airway leading to blood in the sputum.
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Consult nearby pulmonologist for confirmation of diagnosis and appropriate treatment if required
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