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He have cough with blood stained sputum. The cough began yesetareday then today he got blood stained sputum, pain during cough on chast?

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

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Can tear in the capillaries arround the inner tongue cause blood in sputum?

Can tear in the capillaries arround the inner tongue cause blood in sputum?

Blood in Sputum: A tear in the blood vessels in the base of the tongue can cause bleeding, but it is not high up on my list. Go see an ENT for a complete history and exam. ...Read more

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Joseph is a healthy 9 year old.He coughed up specks of blood in his sputum first thing this morning. What is the cause?

Joseph is a healthy 9 year old.He coughed up specks of blood in his sputum first thing this morning. What is the cause?

See Your Doctor: 9 yr old, "coughed specks blood this morning". It is important to determine if the blood was actually from the lungs vs. upper respiratory tract. There is no other data given however sinus congestion/throat clearing over night can result in cough & can produce flecks of blood. It is important to have your child checked to make this determination. See your doctor for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Doctor says that the lower lobe of my right lung is damaged and it is the cause for the blood in sputum. Is this a good diagnosis?

Doctor says that the lower lobe of my right lung is damaged and it is the cause for the blood in sputum. Is this a good diagnosis?

No: It is important to find out the cause for blood in the sputum, especially is it is a repeated problem. The possible causes can be mild and once-only (certain viruses) but can also be an important sign of serious disease. Often a chest ct scan or other tests are needed to figure out the cause. If you are told it is due to "lung damage", find out what they mean and why it happened. ...Read more

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Can the std's herpes and HPV cause lung cancer? Violent coughing and blood in sputum. What's going on? Please help with suggestions.

Can the std's herpes and HPV cause lung cancer? Violent coughing and blood in sputum. What's going on? Please help with suggestions.

Chest X-ray: Neither is associated with lung cancer. Multiple possibilities. Go see your primary care, will likely require further evaluation with chest x-ray. Take care of yourself, and if you're a smoker - quit, that can certainly be a cause. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen lymph nodes and occasional red blood in sputum. I see some white bumps in my throat and at the tip of my epiglottis?

Possibly infection: It sounds like strep throat but it could be another infection - like a virus. Please see a doctor so he/she can consider a throat swab and possibly antibiotics. ...Read more