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Forum Name: Miscellaneous Chest Diseases
Question: coughing blood
|dhar - Sun Nov 06, 2005 8:57 am||
My boyfriend recently told me the reason he was coughing blood was because of an accidental exposure to freon. He's coughing blood almost daily. I havent been able to find any information on how bad his cndition may be. Any info or help would be appreciated.
|Theresa Jones, RN - Sun Nov 06, 2005 10:18 am||
Irritation of the respiratory tract may cause changes in the color of sputum production. However, coughing up blood, warrants an evaluation by a physician to identify and treat the condition. If your boyfriend has not been evaluated then I would strongly suggest that you encourage him to do so regardless of the causative factor.
Theresa Jones, RN
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