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What Does It Mean When A Child Coughs Up Blood
Bronchitis or Nose: Bronchitis is usually the most common cause of coughing up blood (hemoptysis). However, they may also have a small bleed at the back of their nose, which is dripping down their throat and subsequently being coughed up. The most common cause of nose bleeds in children is what we call "digital trauma, " a.K.A. Nose picking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nose bleed: The most common reason would be a nose bleed causing blood to be swallowed. One needs to be concerned about a foreign body which may have been inhaled. There are a number of rare congenital abnormalities or lung problems that would entail a full pulmonary work-up but these are extremely unusual. ...Read more
See doc now: This needs to be evaluated right away. Does not need to be emergency room visit if child does not appear sick, but should be the next day at pediatrician's office. There are many possible causes ranging from simple infections to cancer. Also, what looks like blood in the urine might not actually be blood. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my child recenetly gave blood and she tested postive for hla antibodies what does that mean?
What does it mean if a child (5.5 months) has consistently (over 3 months) high lym (2-3x more) and low gra (5-10x less) values in blood tests?
Can be serious: The absolute counts matter much more than the percentages. If the absolute lymphocyte count is high, our first concern is lymphoblastic leukemia and the physician is already addressing this. If the granulocyte counts are well-below reference range, pediatric hematology subspecialist consultation is in order. Be sure to comply, and this may be serious, lasting disease. Hoping for the best. ...Read more
My child had a result from his CBC and it showed that he has a high white blood count, what does this mean?
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