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I have been coughing up bright red blood in my sputum. I had

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I have been coughing up bright red blood in my sputum. I had the whole right lung removed 2 years ago and am still smoking. Generally it is the morning sputum.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 9 years ago.


I want to get some more detail information about your problem-

How long are you coughing up bright red blood in sputum?

Why the whole right lung was removed 2 years ago?

Have you done any investigation recently?

Do you have any other disease?

Do you take any other medicine?

Waiting for your reply.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Dr.D. Saha's Post: Coughing up blood first thing in a.m. then once at night. Havebeen doing this since last thursday.

I had a small cancer removed from the right top lobe. Did radiation and chemo.

Going for a ct scan chest in July.

I take actonel, Celexa, whole aspirin, Ativan, Simvastin, Advair, albuterol inhaler and use a nebulizer for SOB
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 9 years ago.
Thank you for the information.

You need to be investigated now to find out the cause of bleeding.

CT scan of the lung is necessary now to see the state there.

If any pathology is detected then treatment can be started early..

Coughing up blood though may be small in amount now may turn out a large amount later.

So you should seek medical advice without delay.

I hope this will help. If you need clarifications, please ask.
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