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A 42-year-old female asked:

My husband has had bronciatis twice this year. now his doctor wants him to have a ct scan he seems to think that it is hemothorax . concerned?

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Dr. Taj Jiva
Dr. Taj Jivaanswered
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Does not make sense?: Bronchitis twice a year may suggest bronchial asthma, bronchiectesis may be excluded by ct scan of the chest. However, hemothorax is a totally different condition which is caused by trauma, tumor or tuberculosis, the 3 ts. I doubt that two episodes of bronchitis would suggest hemothorax. He may need lung specialist.

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