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Double pneumonia, coughing up blood, heart pumping at 5 percent and a clot or tumor on left ventricle of heart. How serious is this?

Double pneumonia, coughing up blood, heart pumping at 5 percent and a clot or tumor on left ventricle of heart. How serious is this?

Very serious: Any one of those conditions by itself is a very serious issue. I hope whoever had all these is at least not suffering in pain. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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5yr old diagnosed with pro had recurring pneumonia coughing up blood. On long term antibiotics has blue lips a lo. Could this be linked to the pro?

5yr old diagnosed with pro had recurring pneumonia coughing up blood. On long term antibiotics has blue lips a lo. Could this be linked to the pro?

What is Pro?: The treating physician is the best person to ask. I am sorry to hear your son suffering like this. I am sure with your love and doctors caring treaent he will be better. ...Read more

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My mom went to the hospital and they diagnosed her with pneumonia and she is coughing up blood is normal and its not a little either should I be con?

My mom went to the hospital and they diagnosed her with pneumonia and she is coughing up blood is normal and its not a little either should I be  con?

Hemoptysis: Coughing up blood is not typical of pneumonia although it can happen with advancing age and explosive coughing and infection. The quantity can also be significant. Speak with her treating physician. ...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

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Are coughing up blood and having night sweats symptoms of pneumonia?

Are coughing up blood and having night sweats symptoms of pneumonia?

Infection: What you described is suggestive of infection in general and tuberculosis in particular. It is prudent for to you seek care at your earliest. ...Read more

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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

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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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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

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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Coughing Blood (Definition)

Hematemesis = vomiting blood. Hemoptysis = coughing up ...Read more


Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more