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my wife has problems like coughing and a spitting up a brownish/red fluid

my wife has this exact problem,paramedics were here this morning but said this does not seem to be life threating.

Chest Pain, difficulty breathing, accelerated heart rate for over a year now i've had difficulty with my breathing. I weeze a great deal and have constant dull pain in my chest -- sometimes on the left side, sometimes on the right side. When I'm laying down and my heart rate gets up (which it does real fast) sometimes I'll start coughing and a spitting up a brownish/red fluid. What's wrong with me?

Asked On : Thu, 11 Mar 2010
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  Anonymous's Response

You seem to have asthma kind of problem and the blood wit spit is due to breaking of small blood veesels due to the wheeze..yu should meet a pulmonologist and get a PFT test done to see what is happening and be on regular treatmentto avoid further such episodes..its not life threatening, but if left uncontrolled then it can turn serious.

Answered: Sun, 14 Mar 2010
General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Hello.Welcome to HCM forum.Brownish colored phlegm points towards bleeding from the lungs.You must consult a chest physician and get X-ray chest and CT chest done as early asossible.Thanks and good luck.
Answered: Tue, 13 Dec 2011
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