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Suggest treatment for a chest infection

i am suffering severe breathing trouble since oct 2010 with cough up
blood (sometimes) aged 58years ht-163 cms
wt-45 kgs done thr (both ) in 1984/1986
revision thr in 1999(rt) went to miot,chennai for
revision of thr(lt)but canceled due to productive cough & chest infection
Mon, 27 Jun 2016
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
You are having hemoptysis (blood in sputum). And hemoptysis is commonly seen with bronchitis, lung infection like pneumonia, tuberculosis, lung cancer etc.
So better to consult pulmonologist and get done
1. Clinical examination of respiratory system
2. Chest x ray
3. CT thorax
4. PFT (pulmonary function test).
Chest x ray and CT thorax are needed for lung infection and lung cancer.
PFT is needed for bronchitis.
You may need antibiotics, inhaled bronchodilator and inhaled corticosteroids on the basis of these reports.
Once your underlying lung pathology is treated, you will be fit for surgery (THR).
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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