Lower Left Chest Pain Accompanied By Coughing Up Blood?
t mlm.. I often feel pain in the lower left chest… Is it heart disease.. And my cough in the morning is sometimes mixed with blood..
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Chest pain accompanied by coughing up blood is most likely not from the heart. Chest pain in heart disease has characteristics of pain such as being pressed by heavy objects, pain that worsens with activity, pain can radiate to the left neck, shoulder, and left arm, may be accompanied by symptoms such as cold sweat, palpitations, dizziness, and loss of consciousness.
Chest pain accompanied by coughing up blood can be caused by the following possibilities:
tuberculosis infection chronic bronchitis, which is a chronic inflammatory reaction in the bronchi in the lungs chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) pulmonary embolism, namely the occurrence of blockages in the blood vessels in the lungs foreign bodies in the lungs that can occur due to choking on certain objects or foods bronchiectasis, namely the occurrence of damage in the form of thickening and widening of the walls of the small airways in the lungs which causes the accumulation of phlegm due to difficulty in expelling phlegm, heart failure, which is a disease in which the heart's ability to pump blood decreases. Autoimmune diseases such as lupus, Wegener's granulomatosis, microscopic polyangitis, Churg-Strauss syndrome, lung cancer
To be able to determine the cause, you should immediately consult a doctor. The conditions above can get worse and endanger your health if not treated properly. The doctor will carry out examinations such as blood tests, chest X-rays, ECG or heart rhythm recordings, sputum examinations, CT scans, or other examinations deemed necessary. Management will adjust to the cause.
Meanwhile you should stop smoking and avoid exposure to secondhand smoke, avoid exposure to air pollution, and before it is clear the cause of the symptoms you are experiencing, prevent transmission by wearing a mask when you are near small children or in a crowd.
That's all the information from me, I hope it's enough to answer
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