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Shortness of breath, cough with blood after having sex post cholecystectomy. Cause?

I had cholecystectomy 1 week ago. I have smoked for 30+ years, just had sex for the 1st time since surgery, had shortness of breath , and then coughed up bloody sputum . The sputum is not a new thing for me but the blood in it is. Did the pressure on my chest and abdomen cause bleeding? Could it be a blood clot that has moved to my lungs?
Asked On : Fri, 4 May 2012
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Blood in sputum a week after laparoscopic cholecystectomy can be many things.
Firstly a chest x-ray might have been done just before cholecystectomy and it would have shown anything ominous or unusual to be a cause of hemoptysis (blood in sputum). Secondly the endotracheal tube that might have been introduced through your throat for general anaesthesia could have caused some irritation and caused a little bleed. bronchitis in itself can cause a small amount of hemoptysis. Surgery in general is very unlikely to have caused you this symptom.
Either way it is not ideal to ignore any blood in sputum
You should be seen by a chest physician at the earliest to make sure everything is alright.

Answered: Mon, 7 May 2012
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