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What does blood in the lungs mean

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
Pulmonology 16 years experience
See below: It could mean a number of things. You could have vomited blood and aspirated it. You could have an endobronchial lesion that is bleeding. You may h... Read More
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 35 years experience
Not good: It means something is wrong. An infection, a chronic conditions has exacerbated or a significant inflammatory process is undergoing. By all means get ... Read More
Dr. Michael Sanders
Pulmonology 16 years experience
See below: It could mean a number of things. You could have vomited blood and aspirated it. You could have an endobronchial lesion that is bleeding. You may h... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Nothing good: Blood can be present in many sections of the respiratory tract from numerous causes, and many of these suggest a potentially severe illness. There is... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Pulmonary embolism: When doctors say blood clots in the lungs, they are usually talking about pulmonary embolism, which is blockages in one or more arteries in the lungs,... Read More
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Vascular Surgery 20 years experience
Can be deadly: The size of the clot dictates how dangerous it is. Very very tiny emboli may not have much clinical consequence, unless it happens frequently. A large... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Confirmation: Either you have or do not have blood clots. Thus if you have symptoms compatible with blood clots in the lungs, then further studies will be needed ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Maybe: Blood could come for your lungs or your GI tract. If you are vomiting as opposed to coughing it is more likely the bleeding is coming from your gastro... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 38 years experience
Hmm sounds serious: Who told you that you have blood clots in your lungs? I would ask the person who told this to you. Blood clots in the lungs usually means -pulm... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Review all findings: Earlycdt-lung test looks for autoantibodies (antibodies one makes against substances [antigens] in her own body) that are more often found in lung can... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Cough: Not sure what spi is but sounds like your friend has smoking related lung disease. The dead lung reference may be due to the physician seeing an area ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
See doctor: 'moving' in the chest is an unusual symptom/complaint. With a history of pulmonary embolism, and on enoxaparin, one should see their doctor to make ce... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 21 years experience
Not related: Cardiac enzymes is the general term for chemicals that are inside heart muscle cells. If problems in the heart such as heart attack or other strain, t... Read More

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