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should i be coughing blood after having a pneumothorax

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience Pulmonology
Not really: Pneumothorax should mostly cause severe sob and chest pain, coughing blood can happen if it is traumatic causing mure severe injury or some pts ca ... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Blood?: Check with your lung doc asap. Less expensive than er and better knowledge about coughing up blood. Do not ignore this blood.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Hemoptysis: Or coughing up blood is a steel riots issue. Would recommend evaluation asap.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 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
45 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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A male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eugene Galperin
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
May be-need to check: Airway irritation/ inflammation is the most common cause of coughing blood. Unless it's large amount, this should be self limited. However, if persist ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Need further evaluat: Inform your pulmonologist. Indeterminate pulmonary nodules with hemoptysis require tissue diagnosis.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: If this is you, go see a doctor and get a chest x-ray.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
32 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
May be : If it is swollen and acutely inflamed. Infected from viral or bacterial pharyngitis it may.

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