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A 32-year-old female asked:

I have stage 4 breast cancer, blow my nose every morning. i always see blood, is this a sign of pneumonia?

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Dr. Nancy Mckinney
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
No: This is likely from dry air, or sinus problems. Are you on chemotherapy? This can make your mucosal membranes more friable and likely to bleed. Try sleeping with a humidifier at night. Some patients find a moisturizing nasal spray is helpful before bed. Good luck!!
Last updated Dec 17, 2017

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