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What causes coughing up blood, shortness of breath on exertion and wheezing? 4 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic condition that affects the chambers of your heart. Learn more about CHF, including symptoms and risk factors.

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2

Pulmonary Embolism

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that occurs in the lungs. It can damage part of the lung and other organs and decrease oxygen levels in the blood.

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3

Bronchiectasis

Bronchiectasis causes symptoms like chronic coughing, coughing up blood, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Read about treatment options.

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4

Chronic Bronchitis

Acute bronchitis causes coughs that produce mucus. You don't need antibiotics, but bed rest and home care can help.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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