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What does blood in the lungs mean

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
Pulmonology 17 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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Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 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
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Dr. Michael Sanders
Pulmonology 17 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 57 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
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 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
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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery 21 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
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 39 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
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Not necessary: They are heard when a person breathes in (inhales) and are believed to occur when air opens closed air spaces plus can be further described as moist, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Maybe: Coughing blood is a classic sign of lung cancer, but may also be seen with acute infections, chronic bronchitis, or even dental disease. This should a... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Nobody knows: These are experimental and nobody knows what various levels mean. These markers are infamous for false positives and I would not get this test on a fi... Read More
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