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my mom coughed up some blood today

my mom has been coughing for like a month now. today she coughed up a little bit of blood. wat is wrong when people cought up blood? Is it dangerus? im geting worried about her. thanks no, she doesent smoke, or drink
Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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Hi yukinori,
Thanks for visiting HCM.
coughing up of blood may be a manifestation of air way injury due to violent cough. or else may signify underlying disease.
I advise you to go for chest xray done for your mother to detect the lesion, if any. Next go for sputum examination for ziehl neelsen staining for tuberculosis, Gram's staining and culture and sensitvity. Meet your doctor with abovesaid reports. Ct scan of thorax may be required further to ease the diagnosis and treatment will be given as per the diagnosis.
Meanwhile you may try cough suppressants, hemostatics like trenexamic acid, and absolute bed rest for few days...

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she should go to the doctor asap, this could be tuberculosis or a very serious inflammation.
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