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Haemoptysis - red flag symptoms

Content developed by MIMS Learning

This resource explores the red flag symptoms that may indicate a more serious cause of haemoptysis. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include identifying possible causes such as COPD, TB, malignancy or heart failure, and when to refer.


After completing this module, you should be better able to:

  • Take a useful patient history
  • List the investigations and tests that are relevant in patients presenting with haemoptysis
  • Be aware of potential diagnoses
  • Make urgent referrals in an appropriate manner based on the presentation


Dr Suneeta Kochhar, GP, Bexhill, East Sussex

This resource is provided at an intermediate level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.