Coughing blood not cancer

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Avatar n tn is this normal or is her lung cancer spreading and getting worst no one i talk to will answer me. the doctors say coughing up blood is normal but my mother has bad lungs... she also is very hoarse.any one have any answer?????
Avatar n tn I told him that I was not coughing up blood nor had I been coughing up blood. My family doctor then stated to me that I would cough up blood and then it would be too late for me. I have trusted my family doctor for some years, but I felt this was a very negative statement by him to me. I have deeply researched COPD, try to remain encouraged and I felt this doctor was giving me an immediate death sentence. This has greatly upset me.
Avatar f tn The major cause of coughing up blood is chronic bronchitis or bronchiectasis. Other possible causes of coughing up blood include COPD, lung cancer, tuberculosis, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia and lung abscess to name a few. Also, check to see if he is on blood thinners for heart disease, this could be causing the bleeding. I suggest he should go the ER, for immediate evaluation. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn (I smoke about 8-10 a day).Yesterday I did a huge cough and spat the resulting phlegm in the sink. It had blood in it. Not a large amount about 5p/dime size. The actual phlegm was clearish with a green/grey tinge. The blood was bright red. Needles to say, after reading everything online I am now scared witless! I am going to speak to my GP tomorrow. It has not happened since. Has this happened to anyone else and it be nothing scarey?
Avatar n tn The Skin scraping will determine whether it is present at all or not and the blood test will determine the stage it's at. It might also be something else. It could be coming from the lungs or sometimes it's a form of heart failure. Please keep me posted and while you are at it, check out this website. I thought it might be helpful =)
206807 tn?1331939784 "Coughing up blood" is rather vague. I have coughed so hard that I saw a little blood in my spit. In that case perhaps you could say that inflammation caused one to cough up blood. But, but that's vastly different from vomiting blood. I have done that too and, for me, it was several units of blood that came up. Vomiting blood in an HCV positive patient strongly suggests ruptured esophageal varices.
Avatar f tn It is possible that any number of his problems are reversible with proper treatment. While coughing up blood is ominous, it need not be a cancer or some other serious disease. It too may be treatable and reversible.
Avatar n tn He coughs to the point that there is no phlem left. He is also a smoker. Although he is not coughing up blood, I believe this may be early signs of lung cancer. Can this be correct? I just want to know what is truely wrong with him. Maybe his allergy syptoms have just gotten worse with exposure. I would have him consult a doctor, however he just switched jobs and his insurence won't kick in for another six months. I am so worried. Could anyone tell me what the cause may be?
Business man1 I have had cat-scans on my lungs and found white spots that determind not to be cancer. This being said, what do you recomend I ask him for me to do to relieve my coughing. I am 73 yrs old!!!!
Avatar n tn My husband has had coughing and mucus for two + yrs. On and off. With los of breath and dizzyness. In the last month it has gotten much worse. It is almost constant. Night and day. He will take a supressent at bedtime and it does help. He has Prostate Cancer in remession now. His numbers were 27 before pinpoint rad. With a Gleason score of 10. I'm wondering if it may have metastesized . His psa# are way low. .01 He is anemic and wating results of blood work and latest PSA. YES!!
Avatar n tn My mother (61 years old and long time smoker) has developed a cronic cough that turned into coughing blood about four weeks ago - bright red blood. She went to the doctor and was given bronchitis medication. She recently had x-rays and CT scan which showed scarring on one lung and an unknown spot on the other. She is being sent for a scope in a week and biopsy. What else coudl this possibly be other than cancer? I don't know the size of spot.
Avatar n tn headache, extreme fatigue, sore throat, coughing yellow junk from the back back of my nose which would clear up over a week or two. However, over the last few months I have frequently just had the coughing up junk problem, usually occuring in the morning when I clean my teeth! I have noticed though that from time to time it is brownish or appears to have blood in it.
Avatar m tn The causes could be infectious tuberculosis, excess coughing, infection, tumor, or a blood disorder. It is impossible and not worthwhile to speculate. Go to a physician and get a work-up and an in-person evaluation.
Avatar n tn Coughing up blood does not always mean cancer, it can be several benign things like a bleeding ulcer. Your friend needs to see a doctor for a thorough check-up and go from there, and not wait any longer!
Avatar n tn I have been taking 15mg Predison (3 pils every other day advised by my specialist) I also have had 2 rounds of anti biotics and numerious bottles of over the counter cough meds but the coughing has not stopped. I had morphine sulphate recomended by my Dr. in 2008 but it was making me delerious I know my situation itsn't the best but is there anything that you can recommend that would give me some relief (even if it means going back on the morphine sulphate).
Avatar m tn it was nothing), blood tests for all sorts of things including three tumor markers associated with testicular cancer, and a torso X-ray, none of which revealed anything. My blood sugar was tested six months ago; normal. My blood pressure is, apparently, normal. I got tested for anemia, which my mother and sister both have; nothing. My heartrate is at 78 BMP at the moment; that's normal, right?
Avatar f tn I hope you start feeling better real soon!! Coughing up blood can be a sign of pneumonia!! Not sure what the difference between pneumonnia and a lung infection is. But either way sounds serious. Take care of yourself and get some rest. Glad at least now you know what you're dealing with!!
Avatar m tn In January, my beloved dog of 17 years, Taylor, a American Eskimo mix, was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. This was done thru unusual results in his blood test and was not confirmed by ultra sound. At 17, it seemed worthless to confirm a diagnosis that nothing could really be done. He was growing very weak, had episodes of collapse, not knowing where he was, onset of blindness. His blood sugar was very low(40). The vet said to treat the symptoms and put him on Prednisone, 5 mg, twice a day.
Avatar m tn I went to my GP after the sore throats and I had a chest x-ray and blood test (what for I’m not sure) and both were clear. The first GP I saw before the x-ray said my chest was clear but she could hear something in my throat, although I haven’t produced any phlegm even when I had a sore throat. However, the GP I saw after the x-ray was dismissive of my concerns about my throat.
Avatar n tn Yesterday and today my ex-husband started coughing up blood which has not occured up until this point. Is this normal? Could it just be irritation from the radiation treatment? From everything I am reading radiation is supposed help with this problem not cause it. Should I be concerned?
Avatar n tn Coughing is a sign of Acid Reflux disease, untreated can cause severe problems inclusive of cancer.(generally dry coughing though) Her medicine may need to be adjusted, she might need a higher dosage. Also, clear phlegm can be a sign of allergies, maybe she has two things going on and not just Acid Reflux. It is possible and with heaters running this time of year, it is likely to have an allergy reaction to something. Is she able to take allergy medicine to see if it helps at all?
Avatar f tn I'm a 27 yr old ex smoker and have been suffering from respiratory problems since Dec 07. Started coughing up blood with cough, vq scan, chest xray, sputum sample and bronchoscopy performed Jan 08 were normal. All lung function tests were fine as were oxygen levels. Only thing that was a bit concerning was low oxygen level in arterial blood and white blood cells increased.
Avatar n tn I would get your husbund in right away. My uncle died from lung cancer last year with the same symptoms. He wouldn't go to see his doctor and ended up dieing 2 weeks after his first doctor visit. He started to cough up blood and had that girgle sound when he breathed. Don't wait another day, get a chest x-ray tomarrow!!! It was way to late for my uncle as he had cancer that filled his chest including his heart.
Avatar n tn A cough of 2 weeks duration could truly be on the basis of a respiratory infection, believe it or not, including pertussis, commonly called whooping cough, or on the basis of a respiratory infection. And, yes, cough can be a sign of cancer. If not already performed, you should have a chest x-ray and, if that is clear or normal other causes of cough, including postnasal drip and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), commonly called acid reflux, should be considered.
514510 tn?1272722336 She has started spitting up blood and having sometimes a hard time to swallow. She has brought in hospice but we still do not know the stage. Can anyone give me an insight on what to expect. What people think her stage is or how bad she is. She has refused treatment. Any answers would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn I have been going through this myself I am in yours but I also just left my Physician's office the other day because nurses should not try to heal themselves.
Avatar n tn He now is finished but has so much pain, can only eat through his feeding tube, he cannot talk, and now got thrush on top of this all in his mouth, the meds for the thrust has caused his blood count to dropped drastically, he may need a blood transfusion, he is coughing up so much phlem, it's just been horrible for him. Please if anyone knows of any thing that can comfort him or help to produce sylivia so he can at least try to eat some soft foods.