10 Symptoms of TB

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2. Coughing Up Blood

Mucus is not the only thing that TB patients cough up. It is quite common for them also to bring up blood. This happens when infections cause damage to blood vessels inside the lungs. When left unchecked, damage results in a breakdown of blood vessels.

Those blood vessels can leak into the open lung cavities and manifest in the appearance of bright red blood coughed up along with other respiratory droplets. This blood may appear frothy or bubbly because it is mixed with air from inside of the lungs.


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