I've been coughing up small traces of blood and sometimes
Patient :I've been coughing up small traces of blood and sometimes with flem. I've also been having chest pain on my right side. I went to the hospital and they said it was blood from my nose that got caught in my throat. But I think they completely ignored the chest pain. They took an x-Ray and ran blood tests. I'm still having these symptoms with also dizziness, naseua, and have trouble breathing at times. Should I go back to the hospital?
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You have not mentioned about the results of the Chest X-ray and blood tests performed by your doctors.
However, blood in sputum (Hemoptysis) requires evaluation.
In case you are suffering from Bronchitis, excessive coughing might be the cause behind your hemoptysis. The other common causes being Sinusitis, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Lung cancer.
The chest pain is commonly associated with Pneumonia, Pleural effusion, Mitral Stenosis.
So, the pneumonia, pleural effusion, tuberculosis are evident on chest x-ray.
In case your chest x-ray is normal, then your doctor's might be right.
In my opinion, you should get a Hemogram with ESR, PT/INR, Sputum for AFB, X-ray Chest and X-Ray Sinuses.
If there is any fever associated, you would require broad spectrum antibiotics like Amoxycillin, Azithromycin.
For symptomatic relief from hemoptysis, we advise Cough syrup containing Codeine.
If that is all because of allergy in the nose then you would require to take an anti-allergic like Levocetrizine and do steam inhalation.
I hope it helps. Share my opinion with your doctor.
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