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What Does Pink Frothy Sputum Indicate
I have pink frothy sputum every night, I'm not coughing blood but it's in my spit I took pictures, my liver enzymes go up and down, had a CT.
See below: I understand you have blood in your saliva, pink frothy sputum, abnormal liver enzymes, a CT of some part of your body and you took pictures of? Something? . If your looking for advice on what your problem could be it's not possible to tie together the bits of information in your question to give an answer. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
We are not able: To suggest an answer to this broad of a question without knowing your full past and current medical history. There are more than 40 things that can cause frothy septum. Make an appointment for an evaluation with a health care professional for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
Mucus production: The cause of white frothy sputum with cough is due to mucus production in the lungs, nose, and sinus. This is the way our immune system gets rid of unwanted and harmful agents who enter our respiratory system. This defensive mechanism is conducted by the immune cells lining the airway with specific antibodies to protect; mucus contains products to kill the agents as well as to wash them away. ...Read more
I've had a bad cough fir 2 weeks but getting really breathless today & now bringing up grey frothy sputum x?
Difficulty breathing: Time for medical intervention. Take care.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've been using astmanefrin for 3 months, sometimes I notice slight pink tinged sputum on tissue which eventually turns clear. Is something wrong?
Astmanepherin: The drug may be irritating and causing the little blood vessels in your nose and causing your dputum to become slightly blood tinged. ...Read more
What does "No AFB seen/300 visual fields" indicate on a sputum test? Is that enough to say that the results are negative? Thank you.
Culture/smear: There can be smear negative TB. The smear results return more quickly than the culture results which are more accurate. ...Read more
May be: If sputum contains fresh blood and inflammatory exudate, the enzymes in the exudate may breakdown red cell and hemoglobin with a resulting change in color. Sputum would probably need to sit at room temperature for a number of hour to see the change. If sputum is collected for lab tests, it should be delivered to the lab asap. ...Read more
Persistent cough of six days accompanied by originally brown sputum which has become white and frothy. Recommended treatment?
What could blood in the spit (not sputum) indicate other than TB and oral problems? What are the diseases where one can see this?
I have copd (emphysema/bronchiolitis /asthma. A while ago I was coughing up pink sputum. Now my sputum is orange. What does that mean?
I have a persistent cough for 1 week that started 2 weeks post-surgery. 1 day w/ fever of 102. Yesterday cough started producing pink sputum.
Pneumonia post-op: Better see the surgeon or your primary care physician. Post-operative complications include pneumonia. If you experience shortness of breath or chest pain or persistently elevated fever, go to the emergency room. Blood in the sputum, hemoptysis, is not a good sign. It can occur in pneumonia, tuberculosis, lung cancer, pulmonary edema, for example. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: Blood in sputum is never normal. Depending on the patient's age, health and lung condition (s), it can be something that needs an immediate full-scale evaluation or a brief time to see if it comes back. Let your doctor know what you are seeing and whether there are other symptoms such as fever, weight loss, shortness of breath or other new problems. Good luck! ...Read more
Monitor closely!: Blood in sputum is usually due to a respiratory infection, with blood coming from superficial blood vessels traumatized by coughing, and should resolve as one recovers. However, other causes exist and the amount of blood expelled, and for how long, needs to be monitored closely. If it frank blood, instead of blood tinged sputum, or ever more than a tablespoon, please call your doctor immediately. ...Read more
E. coli is a GI bug: This almost doesn't quite make sense - for someone to have E. coli in the sputum means that something from the GI tract contaminated that. This can occur with aspiration pneumonia (a patient vomits and then gets pneumonia from that) or, rarely, there is E. coli in the blood stream that settles into the lungs. To me, it's a matter of matching the lab findings with what's going on with the patient. ...Read more
Yes: Except for the transient coughing of blood with a chest cold, this is always a danger sign. Your physician knows what to do. ...Read more
Are referring: To mucus in the back of your throat? It is actually flowing during the day too, but gravity pulls it down. At night it pools in the throat and you can wake up with a bunch of yuck. ...Read more
Culture: A culture is more sensitive for smaller amounts of infection not easily seen by smear, but it does usually take a bit longer. ...Read more
Cough since 2 months and light green coloured sputum. Cough only in dusty surroundings. Pls help?
See doctor: Sound s like you have an infection. You should see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more
What can cause atypical cells in a sputum ctyology? They are non cancerous, what could be the other cause?
Possible ca: Cells appearing in the sputum come from tracheobronchial tree or oronasophanyx. The appearance of atypia may mean that such cells are in transition and that with time a malignant phenotype will appear. Follw up with chest films and oral exam needed until symptoms resolve or progress. ...Read more
My x-ray, sputum (nil) and mantoux text are positive for t.B but I don't have any symptoms. How is this possible?
You can be infected with TB without having symptoms. Tb can also be inactive for long periods of time, however, having a positive xray suggests you have active disease. This website ay be helpful:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/tuberculosis/ds00372. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my x-ray, sputum (nil) and mantoux text are positive for t.b but I don't have any symptoms.?
It can occur: If you have tested positive for TB and have a positive Chest radiograph, then you will need to be treated for TB. It is fortunate that your disease is not severe enough at present, to result in symptoms. In addition, the local health department will provide testing for household and close contacts. ...Read more
See below: Sputum specimens are generally obtained when a patient coughs up a specimen. This sputum is briefly in the mouth which is full of various usual flora bacteria. The sputum specimen usually grows some of these oral flora on culture. When patients are receiving antibiotics or if sputum is obtained directly from the bronchi via transtracheal aspirate or bronchoscopy the sputum can be sterile. ...Read more