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Coughing up pink mucus

What are the causes of couphing up blood?


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144586 tn?1284666164
It means that blood is being transferred in the alveoli.

The causes could be infectious tuberculosis, excess coughing, infection, tumor, or a blood disorder.

It is impossible and not worthwhile to speculate.

Go to a physician and get a work-up and an in-person evaluation.
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1343146 tn?1279330643
This could be caused by irritation of the esophagus, lungs or stomach lining.  There are also serious problems that can cause these symptoms.  You should probably see your doctor and discuss this with them.  I hope this helps and that you feel better soon.  
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351246 tn?1379682132
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Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Smoking, alcohol use, gastritis, acidity, tumors of stomach and food pipe, bleeding gastric ulcer, cancer of stomach, erosion of lining of food pipe, bleeding veins at esophageal (food pipe) sphincters etc all cause vomiting of blood. This can be fresh red if coming from a place above the stomach. It can be brown or coffee colored if coming from the stomach.  Tumors of the oral cavity, pyorrhea or pus in gums and Vitamin C deficiency can cause bleeding from mouth, which if ingested can result in vomiting.
The other possibility is that you are coughing up blood. This can be due to bronchitis or pneumonia, lung cancers (especially in smokers), tuberculosis, bronchiectasis, pulmonary embolism, or fungal and other infections.
Discuss these possibilities with your doctor.  A comprehensive investigation is required keeping all the points in mind.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!

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