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is cough, coughing up blood or blood in sputum a symptom of interstitial lung disease

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Hmmm...: I'm always a little concerned about coughing up blood. The low WBC may be from a viral infection which could possibly cause the sputum problem. I wo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Faviel font
11 years experience Family Medicine
Nt that useful: Mixed flora means they were not able to identify a particular organism; basically it can't be used to dictate therapy.
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Dr. Maureen Ziboh
26 years experience Family Medicine
Sputum: It means some sort of infection but not specific, Should be treated.
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Dr. Waldo Acebo
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: After the disease had caused severe inflamation and fibrosis/ necrosis.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe...: But, coughing up blood is a serious symptom that always requires evaluation by a doctor. The usual reason for this is bronchitis but malignancy, which ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
MOST DEFINITELY: Possible.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Exam and chest xray: You should be examined for severe bronchitis or possible pneumonia. Never ignore bloody expectoration. A chest film and antibiotics are a logical sugg ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Tomasello
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below: Go. See your physician . There are numerous pulmonary problems it the differential diagnosis with your symptoms . A thorough history and physical ex ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Can be: But is also seen with many other problems related to lungs and heart, sometimes as "simple" as a bronchitis. It should be evaluated, though. It can be ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
See doc.: This amount of blood is significant and needs explanation with a cxr to start.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Needs exam: Asthma patients can have significant complication of flu particularly when it attacks the lungs. The persistent cough is not as unexpected or worrisom ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Emergency ? !: Bleeding as you describe may be due to a local process but hemoptysis as described may also be life threatening depending on its source (lungs, of gr ... Read More

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