Hemoptysis: Definition, Causes & Treatment


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Hemoptysis is when you cough up what?

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1. In the United States, what is the most common cause of hemoptysis?

2. What is the procedure called in which a tube with a camera is fed through the mouth into the airway?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are numerous possible causes for hemoptysis. You can use this quiz/worksheet combo to gauge your familiarity with the causes and treatment of the disorder. The quiz will ask you questions about what substance is coughed up with this disorder and the most common cause of hemoptysis in the US.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Procedure involving a tube with a camera that is fed through the mouth and into the airway
  • Symptom(s) of an underlying cause
  • Term for inflammation of bronchi in the lungs

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet allow you to exercise the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related human anatomy and physiology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the procedure in which a tube is fed through the mouth and into the airway
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the symptoms and causes of hemoptysis

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about this disorder, complete the lesson, Hemoptysis: Definition, Causes & Treatment. The following objectives are covered by the lesson:

  • Identify the most common cause outside the US
  • Review other possible causes
  • Explore various treatment options
  • Determine how to diagnose the cause of hemoptysis