Blood in Sputum (Haemoptysis)


There are many causes of blood appearing in your sputum, however, especially if you are older or a smoker, further investigation should be considered.


Causes can include simply vigerous / prolonged coughing or infection. However it can also suggest other lung diseases, some of which can be very severe.


Often further tests are needed which can include a CT scan and a bronchoscopy. Dr Chapman can advise you to the most timely and appropriate investigations.

Appointment times:

Spire Harpenden Hospital : Wednesday 18:00 - 21:00

Pinehill Hospital, Hitchin : Friday 14:30 - 17:30

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Secretary | Leah Davis

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