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Coughing small spots of blood, have nasal polyps and headaches. Asthmatic and smoker. Concerned about blood?

HI, I have made a doctors appointment for today but am concerned. I have been coughing up small spots of blood (one to two) in the mornings for the past few days. I have nasal polyps and have had a headache and saw throat . I am a 31 year old female and a smoker. I am also asthmatic and recently had my best lung function test of 100%. My breathing is fine but am really concerned about the blood!!
Asked On : Fri, 8 Jun 2012
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thanks for ur query on HCM
u r known asthmatic and smoker
recently had blood streaked sputum
being a smoker u may have COPD also
if its the case then u r asthmatic+copd
in chronic bronchitis u may have this kind of blood streaked sputum
also we need to exclude lung cancer in a smoker
so go through these investigations
1. chest x-ray
2. cect thorax if x-ray is suggestive or inconclusive
3. sputum for acid fast bacilli
4. need to take tranexamic acid thrice daily along with some form of sedation
5. dont get tensed
consult a pulmonologist
get well soon
thank u
Answered: Wed, 4 Jul 2012
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