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Do people with pulmonary fibrosis cough up blood sometimes?

Do people with pulmonary fibrosis cough up blood sometimes?

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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Do people with pulmonary fibrosis cough up blood occasionally?

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 more

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Does my blood oxygen level make a difference in how severe my pulmonary fibrosis is?

Does my blood oxygen level make a difference in how severe my pulmonary fibrosis is?

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 more

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Father suffering from pulmonary fibrosis having cough and short breathing during cough. Is there any medication for pulmonary fibros.

Father suffering from pulmonary fibrosis having cough and short breathing during cough. Is there any medication for pulmonary fibros.

Unfortunately no: In europe, perferidone has been approved, but the fda did not approve the medication in the usa with the same data. Thus, physicians try to treat the symptoms and at times try immunosuppressive medications to help our patients. ...Read more

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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 .

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 .

Help is available: The coalition for pulmonary fibrosis can provide guidance, education and support for families and patients dealing with pulmonary fibrosis. There website is: http://www.Coalitionforpf.Org/ this is a challenging diagnosis--you are not alone. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Call your doctor: If this is really purely due to the radiation pneumonitis, Prednisone may help (as outpatient). You would want to be sure there is no concomitant infection or any other problem. Your doctor should be able to help you with this. ...Read more

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I have SLE Lupus and pulmonary fibrosis. Is there a way to get rid of the cough. I use oxygen, take prednisone, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) antimalarial meds.

I have SLE Lupus and pulmonary fibrosis. Is there a way to get rid of the cough. I use oxygen, take prednisone, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) 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 more

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Does coughing often mean I could have pulmonary fibrosis?

Does coughing often mean I could have pulmonary fibrosis?

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 more

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