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My dad has internal bleeding found today after coufing up blood and the surgeon doesn't know where it is coming from . My father has been at a hospit?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Cough or vomit?

Coughing up blood generally comes from lungs (less from sinuses with post nasal drip)-usually needs pulmonary doc and bronchoscopy to localize and rx; chest surgeons may get incolved as well.
Vomiting up blood is generally upper gastrointestinal tract- GI docs get involved, do endoscopy to diagnose and possibly treat. General surgeon may get involved.

In brief: Cough or vomit?

Coughing up blood generally comes from lungs (less from sinuses with post nasal drip)-usually needs pulmonary doc and bronchoscopy to localize and rx; chest surgeons may get incolved as well.
Vomiting up blood is generally upper gastrointestinal tract- GI docs get involved, do endoscopy to diagnose and possibly treat. General surgeon may get involved.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Surgeon

Blood from the mouth either comes from the GI tract or the respiratory tract.
Your doctor should be able to find out with a variety of exams.

In brief: Surgeon

Blood from the mouth either comes from the GI tract or the respiratory tract.
Your doctor should be able to find out with a variety of exams.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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