meaning of Bloody sputum

Bloody sputum meaning in Medical Dictionary

Coughed up bloodstream or bloody mucus. Bloody sputum are brought on by disease inside lungs and airways, particularly intense bronchitis or pneumonia, or disease. When bloody sputum is present and cannot be attributed to a curable infectious condition, a complete lung assessment is warranted, including bronchoscopy, to ensure disease is certainly not current. Also referred to as hemoptysis.