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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience in Pulmonology
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience in Pulmonology
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience in Pulmonology
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
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
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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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 years experience in Gastroenterology
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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience in Radiology
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 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
21 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
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
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