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Do People With Pulmonary Fibrosis Cough Up Blood Occasionally
Not really...: Coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is a serious symptom which always requires an evaluation by a doctor. Possible causes include bronchitis, which is the usual reason for hemoptysis, but malignancy can also cause hemoptysis which is why an evaluation asap is crucial. If you are also short of breath, go to the nearest er today! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually...: Hemoptysis, coughing blood, is a serious symptom that always requires evaluation. The most common etiology is bronchitis but it can also indicate the presence of malignancy. Uncomplicated pulmonary fibrosis does not usually result in hemoptysis. Get evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Yes...: Pulmonary fibrosis causes scarring in the lungs. The more severe it is, the lower the oxygen level will be over time. It takes quite a bit of scarring to actually lower your oxygen level and your oxygen level should be monitored over time with pulse ox and/or abg analysis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Father suffering from pulmonary fibrosis having cough and short breathing during cough. Is there any medication for pulmonary fibros.
Person (65 years old) suffers from sever cough and difficult in breath . Doctors said its pulmonary fibrosis? Please what's drug or treatment to him?
Kindly guide me how to handle idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, diagnosed in my mom. She is suffering from dry cough now, and feels fatigued while walk .
Today i'm having more productive cough due to the pulmonary fibrosis which was caused by the lung radiation. Can you help me in getting this under control without a hospital stay?
I have SLE Lupus and pulmonary fibrosis. Is there a way to get rid of the cough. I use oxygen, take prednisone, cellcept, antimalarial meds.
Could not help much: I am sorry to tell unfortunately ,with the SLE and pulm. fibrosis bec. of the lung scarring you have this cough which couldn't be helped much . Supressing cough with medicines like codeine linctus help in heart failure patients ,but in ur case ,should not precipitate infections by suppressing cough. If you are on medicatio like lisinopril for HTN/kidney dz from lupus , it can also contribute ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily : Most commonly presented with shortness of breath. ...Read more
No: Doctors have a saying, "if you are standing on a plain in colorado and you hear hoof beats, dont turn around expecting to see zebras." there are so many other conditions which are more common that i would suspect to cause a cough. Infections like colds and bronchitis when coughing for a week to a month. Asthma or chronic bronchitis when months to years. Others can be found with xrays etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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