Doctors for Coughing Up Blood in Vellathottam, Kanchipuram
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COUGHING UP BLOOD
Coughing up blood is also known as hemoptysis. It is characterised by inflammation and blood discharge during heaving cough bouts. The cause may be cancer, lung infection, bronchitis, or problems in the patient’s blood cells. It may also come with symptoms like fever and nausea.
HOW IS COUGHING UP BLOOD DIAGNOSED?
The health care practitioner will suggest tests to diagnose the problem. The tests include:
• Sputum test
• Blood test
• Chest X-ray
• CT scan
HOW IS COUGHING UP BLOOD TREATED?
The goals for treating coughing up blood are first to stop the bleeding and then to treat the underlying cause. If a bacterial infection is a cause, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics. In the cases of severe bleeding, your doctor may recommend surgery or a procedure known as endovascular embolization that stops bleeding.
DID YOU KNOW?
Antibiotics for infections and chemotherapy for cancer may also be prescribed for treatment.