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    Coughing up blood and spewing green stuff

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    Hi, my partner is coughing up blood and spewing up green stuff what could it be?
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    Dr Nicholas Wilsmore

    Respiratory & Sleep Medicine Physician

    Dr. Wilsmore in an Australian trained specialist, with International fellowship expertise in Interventional Pulmonology. Nick has unique expertise in the interventional diagnosis and management of … View Profile

    Coughing up blood, otherwise known as haemoptysis, is a potentially serious sign of disease. Whilst infection alone can certainly cause haemoptysis, it is not wise to ignore this symptom. If it is only minor amounts of blood, such as small spots or streaks, then an urgent GP review should be arranged. Larger quantities of blood should prompt an emergency department assessment without delay. 

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