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A 18-year-old female asked:

My granddad has non hodgkins lymphoma and bruising on tongue and lip, also coughing up chunks of blood in plegm, are there all related?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nitin Ohri
A Verified Doctoranswered
16 years experience
Likely: Lymphoma and it's treatments (eg: chemotherapy) can affect blood counts and platelet counts, which may cause bruising and bleeding. Make sure that your grandfather's doctor is aware of these symptoms.
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Dr. Brian Lawenda
Radiation Oncology 26 years experience
It is possible: He needs to be seen by a physician quickly to know why he is having these symptoms. This could be very dangerous (low blood and platelet counts, etc.).
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Last updated Feb 13, 2015

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