• Question: what causes blood in spatum while suffering from brontichis?

    Asked by da celeb to Caroline, Derrick, Mark, Marta, Sammy on 11 Jul 2017.
    • Photo: Sammy Wambua

      Sammy Wambua answered on 11 Jul 2017:

      Hi da celeb,

      Blood in sputum is usually from the lungs and is often the result of prolonged coughing or a chest infection.

    • Photo: Caroline Ogwang

      Caroline Ogwang answered on 12 Jul 2017:

      Hi da celeb,

      As stated by Sammy bloody sputum is due to a ruptured small blood vessel caused by coughing and/or a bronchial infection. Bronchi are airways in the respiratory tract that conduct air into the lungs.