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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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My friend is coughing up blood, please suggest him the remedy

Ok well my freind is a smoker of the age 15 and has been since he was 10 I think. He is involved with drugs and drinking. Hes mom has alot of health problems and his dad is just a jerk. He has tried suicide before but I really doubt he ll try again. He has told me that he has been coughing up blood for the past 2 dats (the date is 5/24/07) and Im real worried and I think something might happen. Should I tell someone? Can this be death threatening?
Fri, 13 May 2011
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
COUGHING OF BLOOD MEANS HEMOPTYSIS MEANS BLOOD FROM LUNGS.
THIS MIGHT BE DOU TO TUBERCULOSIS, OLD FIBROTIC LUNG DISEASE.
SO GO FOR INVESTIGATIONS TO RULE CAUSE.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR , GIVE GRADING TO HEMOPTYSIS AND TAKE TREATMENT.
RECURRENT AND MASSIVE HEMOPTYSIS IS LIFE THREATING.

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Anytime ANYONE is coughing up blood, that is not a good sign and can possibly the sign of a serious problem, I think you should try to persuade your friend to go to the E.R. if he refuses try telling ur parents and see what they suggest. Try your hardest to get him help but at the same time respect that its his choice in the long run.
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