Verify your email address to receive email notifications.

Verification sent. Please check your inbox to verify your address.

Unable to send verification. Please try again later.

  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Coughing up blood and spewing green stuff

    Related Topic
    Hi, my partner is coughing up blood and spewing up green stuff what could it be?
  • Find a professional to answer your question

  • 4

    Thanks

    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. 

answer this question

You must be a Health Professional to answer this question. Log in or Sign up .

You may also like these related questions

Ask a health question

Empowering Australians to make better health choices