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Previously I had blood in spit for a month doc gave anti biotics now I dun see blood. Does that mean the anti biotics worked, ? Doc says it must be.
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Dr. Ronda Alexander
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Find the real reason
Antibiotics are for infection.
Period. Some have other indications but, in the absence of known infection, they should be avoided. You need to find out why you had blood in your saliva/sputum. This can be serious so, you should see your im physician immediately. If your doctor is giving you antibiotics for no reason, consider switching...

In brief: Find the real reason
Antibiotics are for infection.
Period. Some have other indications but, in the absence of known infection, they should be avoided. You need to find out why you had blood in your saliva/sputum. This can be serious so, you should see your im physician immediately. If your doctor is giving you antibiotics for no reason, consider switching...
Dr. Ronda Alexander
Dr. Ronda Alexander
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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Probably
If you were coughing up blood you need a chest x-ray.
If one was previously performed and was ok then no further evaluation is needed at this time, but if you have not had a chest x-ray, one should be obtained, with a history of coughing up blood.

In brief: Probably
If you were coughing up blood you need a chest x-ray.
If one was previously performed and was ok then no further evaluation is needed at this time, but if you have not had a chest x-ray, one should be obtained, with a history of coughing up blood.
Dr. Neil Giddings
Dr. Neil Giddings
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Dr. Martha Hidalgo
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Needs follow up
Blood in sputum could mean more than one thing.
It will need a follow up, not only of that sign, but also if there is fever, night sweats, weight loss, persistent cough or complete resolution. If there are other concerns your doctor will most likely need to do do further testing.

In brief: Needs follow up
Blood in sputum could mean more than one thing.
It will need a follow up, not only of that sign, but also if there is fever, night sweats, weight loss, persistent cough or complete resolution. If there are other concerns your doctor will most likely need to do do further testing.
Dr. Martha Hidalgo
Dr. Martha Hidalgo
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