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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi how can i help you?
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User :   This morning i coughed up blood. I always clear my throat with a cough and as usual i did that, but there was blood. This happend about 4 times, each time the blood increased. My nose also had blood in it but not alot. I hadnt had a nose bleed.
The last time it happend was nearly 3 hours ago now, ive been clearing my throat since and no blood was in it, not even tiny specks.
I have severe agoraphobia and social phobia, so the thought of seeing a doctor brought on huge panic attacks more than the blood did. Which is why i havent seen anyone about it yet.
I dont have any other symptoms at all
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
User :   sorry, the window crashed so had to reset it
Doctor :   ok
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User :   did u get to read what i porsted about my problem? not sure i it posted right wen it crashed
User :   im 24, uk, single, no children
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   i did
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was it fresh blood or was it brown coloured?
User :   reddy brown, mostly red i think.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did you ever have this before?
User :   i have once a few months ago but i wasnt this much. that was just spots and a streak, in clear mucus
Doctor :   ok
User :   it went away after about 3 or 4 times of clearing my throat
Doctor :   do you have any other health problems?
User :   yes i do. i have an eating disorder, one that means im scraed to eat food so i have a mostly bread diet. ive had this for years and it has caused me health problems, get alot of stomach ache and discomfort but i do feel better than i used to as ive put weight on.
User :   but i dont feel any different to normal now. just have panic attack symptoms as this has really paniced me
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any cold or fever?
User :   no nothing
Doctor :   it could be most commonly due to an allerrgy
Doctor :   allergy
Doctor :   are you bleeding or bruising anywhere?
User :   no, my nose had abit of blood in it this morning, but it wasnt like a nose bleed, not dripping out
Doctor :   are you having any cough?
User :   i noticed that blood in nose, then i first coughed up the blood very shortly after
User :   no, but i always clear my throat of phlegm since having the flu last year. i had alot of trouble with it so now i clear my throat alot
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest that you lie down quiet
Doctor :   without a pillow
Doctor :   on your back
Doctor :   and rest for sometime
Use : what will that do?
Doctor :   that will stop any nasal bleeding to start with
Doctor :   also drink plenty of oral fluids
User :   i dont lay down anymore to be honest since that flu, it was making me sik with phlegm so i always sit up to sleep
User :   im drinking dilute fruit juice
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   there no more blood in my nose that i can tell, and havent coughed any up for 3hours
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you having any burning in your stomach?
User :   no
Doctor :   any pain?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   also try to avoid cold weather
User :   ok, i can do that
Doctor :   it will mostly subside by itself
Doctor :   if it doesnt then you might have to get an xray done
Doctor :   also avoid anything spicy or greasy
Doctor :   go on a bland diet
User :   i was worried in case i had to go to the hospital straight away, since i have agoraphobia and social phobia
User :   im already on a bland diet
Doctor :   ok
User :   do u think it will be ok since it hasnt happend now for 3hours?
Doctor :   how do you know that you have them?
Doctor :   it would probably be
User :   because ive seen therapists about it. i have huge panic attacks when i have to see people (even family) or go outside
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then you can take a private appointment
Doctor :   in their markets
User :   you mean in the surgery?
User :   what do u think could have caused it?
Doctor :   it could be due to trauma
Doctor :   its nothing to worry
User :   what kind of trauma? trama in my body or anxiety?
User :   i hope not, thank u
Doctor :   because of recurrent clearing of the throat
Doctor :   if it recurs
User :   ok, i do do it alot
Doctor :   sit down on a chair, lean forward and pinch your nose
Doctor :   its most probably nothing to worry about
Doctor :   anything else i can help you with?
User :   if it was serious would it have happend more than 4 times? and everytime i cleared my throat?
User :   no thank you
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Doctor :   dont pick or blow your nose for several hours
User :   done
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you can also put an ice pack to your nose
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