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Re: Homophysis/Bronchibis

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Posted by Elizabeth on October 12, 2003 at 14:52:24:

In Reply to: Homophysis/Bronchibis posted by Cary Gentile on October 12, 2003 at 12:37:09:

: I have to rush my husband to ER last nite he was bleeding every time that he cough, but last nite was much more.They run Chest XR and was fine, the doctor says he bursts a blood vessels in the bronchial tubes when he caugh. He prescribe an antibiotic and a cough syrup. Its this a normal case with bronchitis.He is a smoker do I really has to look more into this?
: Thank you

Not too worry you or anything, but I woud have him see an ear, nose, and throat specialist (otolaryngologist) and have them run a scope. A chest x-ray does not show the more serious things, although coughing can cause hemoptysis due to burst blood vesseld but, because he is a smoker, I would investigate further just be on the safe side. Sometimes ER does not order further tests and just do the quick tests and give medication and later on a person ends up in the hospital and then needs to see a specialist. I have seen in happen many times including myself. I went to the ER and told me I had nothing and I asked them to do more testing and they didn't and sent me home. Well, I was right. I ended up having to go back to the hospital days later and ended up having surgery. So when in doubt, it is better to be safe than sorry.

Take care and keep us posted.

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