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Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Heart Disease: The leading cause of death for patients with emphysema is cardiac disease (heart attack) irrespective of the stage of copd).
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Can't tell: Could be unrelated but need more information on how advanced is the cancer and if there a metastasis. Talk to his doctor.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt.: Some infections may cause similar symptoms, but the sample should be sent for cytology and cultures. Please have a TB test and see your PCP.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
See picture: See picture or healthy versus diseases lung tissue.
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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Go to the Doctor: This sounds like the perfect definition of when one goes to see their doctor.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cough: Good question. If the xray is normal, it means you dont have a pneumonia. You could still have bronchitis or cough asthma as causes for the cough. You ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
19 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Sounds like bronchitis with some pleuritis possibly. If have been on antibiotics and no relief u may require a different kind. Other option is to see ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Already answered: See my last response
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No, not likely: Thyroid cancer is located outside the airways where phlegm is produced. So it would not be a consideration in this situation. Thyroid cancer will simp ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Very low: Tracheitis or bronchitis more likely. But follow up with primary care.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience Anesthesiology
See your doctor!: Coughing up blood is an important and potentially dangerous symptom. Sometimes it is caused by cancer, but there are other causes too. You should see ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Quit smoking!!!: Hi. I doubt you have lung cancer...YET. But are you gonna keep smoking until you GET it??? C'mon! Time to put the thinking cap on and quit smoking whi ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly...: Coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is a symptom that always requires evaluation by a doctor. The usual cause of hemoptysis is bronchitis but malignanc ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Not usually...: Hemoptysis, coughing blood, is a serious symptom that always requires evaluation. The most common etiology is bronchitis but it can also indicate the ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Lung Cancer unlikely: In a 30 year old, Lung cancer is not a likely cause of pleural effusion. Depending on other test results and symptoms(?any Fever), TB is one diagnosis ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sinusitis: This is probably debris from your sinus infection and shouls clear after your symptoms resolve. A saline nasal rinse will aid in getting rid of that m ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pneumonia: You have acute pneumonia or bacterial bronchitis and you need urgent medical attention. You also list no medical history of any conditions or medicati ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Good for you!: Congratulations on quitting smoking! The symptoms you describe are common in newly-quit ex-smokers. Cilia are tiny hair-like structures in the bronc ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
From the sinus: Some individuals can have a bloody nasal discharge from a sinus infection, if some of it is swallowed it may be coughed up too. If the symptom persist ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Solid nodule: There are limitation with cxr. It is a 2d so, depending on your position when you had the cxr taken ( lateral, ap ?) , the angle, etc, sometimes, it w ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Not enough info....: With the information provided, lung cancer cannot be ruled out. Need to know if any mass or abnormality was seen on the chest CT scan. An exudative pl ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristie Paris
38 years experience Radiation Oncology
Excellent: Early stage lung cancer can be treated surgically and often cured. It allows for the resection and evaluation of lymph nodes to determine if you need ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Blood: At 25yo it would be unlikely to have lung cancer, but none-the-less, truly coughing up blood is something that needs to be evaluated further. A simpl ... Read More
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