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Forum Name: Pneumonia

Question: secondary conditions of pneumonia

 wskychk61 - Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:52 am

We are concerned about a coworker. She says she has pneumonia that has gone into her throat, is going into her internal self and causing internal bleeding. How is this possible and how would it be treated?
 John Kenyon, CNA - Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:20 pm

User avatar Hello -- While there's no way of knowing what is actually going on with your coworker, and given pneumonia wouldn't travel backward (retrograde) to the throat nor cause internal bleeding (and how does she know she is bleeding internally?) there is no doubt something wrong and this warrants her being seen by a medical provider, examined, and be diagnosed with whatever it is actually going on with her. Whatever it is it does sound as though it has the potential to be serious. It's really impossible to know what it is, or if it may be a factitious illness, but there's just no reason to take any chances.

Hope this helps. Good luck and please follow up with us here.

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