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Bile Stained Sputum
He have cough with blood stained sputum. The cough began yesetareday then today he got blood stained sputum, pain during cough on chast?
See a doctor ASAP: This can be a medical emergency. Needs a full detailed assessment of causes and this will usually require imaging studies (chest x-ray, ct) and examination of sputum along with full history and physical. If you can see a pulmonary specialist or an infectious diseases expert that might be best, but in any event see a professional immediately. ...Read more
What's the purpose of having an acid-fast staining performed on a sputum sample from a patient exhibiting clinical signs of tuberculosis?
A confirmation...: Tuberculosis is a very significant comminicable infection and the treatments are often complex and long with potential of serious side effects, thus you don't want to treat unless the diagnosis is certain. Acid-fast staining is a biochemical process allowing the identification of this bug to confirm diagnosis. Treatment and prevention efforts are expensive/time consuming. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection?: Gram stain of any body fluid or tissue is for microscopic visualization of bacteria and other organisms. Cult refers to "culture" which is where the tissue or fluid sample is placed in a special medium that allows any organisms that may have infected the tissue to grow. This allows clear identification of which if any organisms are causing infection. ...Read more
Need more info: This organism can be difficult to isolate since they are facultative anaerobes, but the Gram's stain of clinical materials is usually very very suggestive, depending upon the site from which the specimen was obtained. This is a common cause of osteomyelitis of the bones of the jaw. Routine cultures are not a good way to look for molds and other fungi except for yeast-like fungi. Good luck. ...Read more
Sputum culture showed normal flora.gram stain showed mod.amt of gram positive and neg. bacilli and mod.amt of gram positive cocci.few wbc.concerns?
No.: From your description, it sounds like the diagnosis was normal flora present. The bacilli and cocci with few WBCs are just describing that. Normal flora is a mixed population like that described. When one has an infection, the causative organism will predominate and will likely be the only thing present. There will also usually be numerous WBCs as these are your cells that fight infection. ...Read more
I feel I have phlegm in the throat for 3 months, sputum occasionally, mostly in the morning. I had a blood stained sputum today, what could it be?
Black stained sputum.No chest pain.No cough.Xrays negative.Hiv negative.No fever.2mcs;strep & k.Liebsella..Erythromycin&augmentin trtmt.No change?
Environmental??: There are environmental exposures that can lead to black stained sputum. Have you had a sputum culture done? A sputum culture will identify any bacteria present as well as what antibiotics would best treat it. Seeing an allergist might also be helpful to identify any environmental exposures and how to avoid them, if possible. Good luck! ...Read more
Unlikely....: Bile is located in the gastrointestinal tract, not in your airways. It is more likely that you coughed up green sputum and this could be a sign of infection from etiologies like acute bronchitis, pneumonia, sinus infection. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment because you may need antibiotics if the infection is due to bacteria. ...Read more
My mother, 77, was recently diagnosed w Stage IV lung cancer w malignant pleural effusion. She started spitting up yellow bile. Is it spreading?
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