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My son was dx with pneumonia. Just found a qtr sized blood spot on pillowcase. Not sure it's blood, but is it normal to cough blood with pneumonia?

My son was dx with pneumonia. Just found a qtr sized blood spot on pillowcase. Not sure it's blood,  but is it normal to cough blood with pneumonia?

Can be: If it is blood the location is undetermined. It may have come from another area of the respiratory tract such as his nose. If it persists or if he is worse instead of better have him checked. All the best. ...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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I am hospitalized w/ pnemonia and possibly whooping cough. Blood test came back pos for staph. How serious is staph infection in the lungs ?

I am hospitalized w/ pnemonia and possibly whooping cough. Blood test came back pos for staph. How serious is staph infection in the lungs ?

Very: If you have positive blood cultures for staph aureus (ask your doctor what species of staph since if it is coagulase negative it is probably a contaminant) you are very seriously ill and infective endocarditis must be excluded from your diagnosis. You need to be seen in consultation by an infectious diseases expert. Hope you get over this soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ok every six months for the past two years I have coughed up bright red blood the doctors always say its pneumonia but why every six months don't make scence?

Ok every six months for the past two years I have coughed up bright red blood the doctors always say its pneumonia but why every six months don't make scence?

Need evaluation...: Coughing up blood, called hemoptysis, is usually caused by bronchitis. But, it always needs to be investigated because it can be a sign of malignancy. You describe recurrent hemoptysis. You should be seen by a lung specialist since you probably need your airways examined via a bronchoscopy (scope in airways) as well as a cat scan of your chest. If you smoke, you need to quit today. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Coughing up blood 9 years after having pneumonia, help?

Coughing up blood 9 years after having pneumonia, help?

Probably not related: To the pneumonia. However, this symptom needs to be evaluated by a doctor. Often, the cause is a simple episode of bronchitis, but especially if you're a smoker you need to see a doctor in person for evaluation. ...Read more

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I had pneumonia starting 9/20/12 and was coughing up blood. I am still coughing up blood , how long should the coughing up of blood from thpneumonia ?

I had pneumonia starting 9/20/12 and was coughing up blood. I am still coughing up blood , how long should  the coughing up of blood from thpneumonia ?

Initially: Hemoptysis (coughing up blood) can occur with respiratory infections usually in the form of blood streaks or "rusty" colored sputum but if it is a month later, see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more