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Coughing up blood after surgery ?

Coughing up blood after surgery ?

Coughing blood: What kind of surgery and how long ago was your surgery? ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Is it normal to cough up some blood after open heart surgery? post op day 3

Is it normal to cough up some blood after open heart surgery? post op day 3

On call surgeon: If you had open heart surgery & are coughing up blood, you should contact the on-call surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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Surgery I have asthma now i'm coughing up blood is this normal ?

Not normal: You didn't mention what type of surgery or when, but regardless i'd recommend you at least call your doctor. Asap. ...Read more

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My grandfather had surgery to remove a femoral aneurysm 2 days ago. He is still coughing up blood. Is this normal?

My grandfather had surgery to remove a femoral aneurysm 2 days ago.  He is still coughing up blood.  Is this normal?

No: Coughing up blood is never normal. Could be from bronchitis, or from more serious issues, like cancer. If it is streaks, it's not as acutely serious as coughing up liquid or globs, or bright red blood. Coughing up blood is a medical emergency. Call your doc now for advice, or go to er. ...Read more

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My husband had surgery for nsclc is now having chemo but is now coughing up blood and his stools tested positive, why?

My husband had surgery for nsclc is now having chemo but is now coughing  up blood and his stools tested positive,  why?

Chemo & Cough Blood: This is not normal. Contact his oncologist ASAP or take your husband to an ER. This could be a side effect of the chemo or a sign that the tumor may have invaded a blood vessel. Get him emergency care NOW. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a nasty cough and keep coughing up blood?

Need doctor ASAP!: Coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is a symptom that always requires an evaluation by a doctor. Hemoptysis can be due to bronchitis but it can also be a sign of malignancy so you need to be evaluated by a doctor today! if you are short of breath, go to the er! ...Read more

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Had a cough for a few months and i just started coughing up blood. What is wrong with me?

Had a cough for a few months and i just started coughing up blood. What is wrong with me?

See your doctor: Having recurring illness is troubling. In order to achieve a specific and correct doagnosis with symptoms like this, you'll need to visit your doctor. Only after a face-to-face evaluation will he/she be able to properly diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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I have a cough for about 3 days but today i woke up coughing blood should I go to er? Or what should I do?

I have a cough for about 3 days but today i woke up coughing  blood should I go to er? Or what should I do?

Blood?: Check with your lung doc asap. Less expensive than er and better knowledge about coughing up blood. Do not ignore this blood. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Coughing Blood (Definition)

Coughing blood is where blood comes into a person's mouth, either from his lungs or ...Read more