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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Emphysema

06/27/2011

Question:

Several months ago I coughed up blood and later was diagnosed with emphysema,I do not cough any more of course I quit smoking but I have not coughed since I coughed up the blood why?

Answer:

Thank you for visiting NetWellness and for your question. There are many reasons that people cough up blood, but emphysema is generally not one of them. An evaluation by a lung specialist for the cause of your coughing up blood could be considered, especially if it happens again.

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Response by:

Michael E Ezzie, MD Michael E Ezzie, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University