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Elderly father age 93 constantly spitting gh volume of

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Elderly father age 93 constantly spitting high volume of phelm-throughout day-at least every 15 minutes. At night he go to bathroom 3/4 times to extract from throat-he have no control. I find blood in bathroom.The spitting has severely increased over the last year.He will not go to doctors,last year had severe compacted bowel,despite good diet. I'm now seriously worried.I know my father too well,this routine has increased over last year.even if he feel really sick he will not say. He keep to himself-he not face he is having health problems.His being is a closed book. Being eldest daughter,he will listen to me.l need actual medical facts to support,to say direct to my father.l need guidance-from a medical professional .
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

I am sorry about your father.

hemoptysis or coughing up blood is never normal.

your father should see a doctor and get some testing like a chest CT scan

he could have a lung infection or even a small lung cancer.

but if he is not willing to see a doctor then there is not much you can do

he has a right to live his life and live and die how he would like to

but it is unfortunate he is not willing to seek help from a doctor.

has he been loosing weight?