Can Coughing With Blood During Pregnancy Harm The Fetus?
hello .. good morning .. r ndoctor want to ask please answer please answer. r n several months ago I was exposed to tuberculosis and the sputum test was positive, my lungs were flat … then I have declared it positive .. r nand now I am very young pregnant with an estimated age of 1 month … but from the previous day I coughed up blood accompanied by phlegm, sometimes fresh red … wake up sleep .. r ndangerous for my fetus .. thank you very much doctor ..
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If you are currently coughing up blood again, it is necessary to evaluate the cause of coughing up the blood first. The following are some of the possible causes of coughing up blood:
pulmonary tuberculosis infection
history of impact to the chest area or injury to the lungs
autoimmune diseases such as lupus, Wegener's granulomatosis, microscopic polyangitis, Churg-Strauss syndrome
Pulmonary embolism (blockage of blood vessels)
Complications from heart failure
The condition of coughing up blood is an abnormal condition and must be examined and treated immediately. Coughing up blood alone may not have a direct impact on your fetus, but the causes of coughing up blood mentioned above can affect your health and will indirectly affect the health of your fetus as well. Coughing up blood can be dangerous if left untreated, especially if you cough up large amounts of blood. Blood can choke into the respiratory tract, causing shortness of breath to death. Immediately check yourself to a general practitioner or it could also be a Lung Doctor.
For now try not to cough too hard, and also avoid talking too much so as not to trigger a cough. When you are coughing, position your body in an upright position or lean forward and don't cough while lying down so that when the blood comes out, it doesn't enter the airways.
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