Sputum Mixed With Blood?
Good afternoon, my name is Willy. My father has been sick for more than 6 months, and lately his phlegm is mixed with blood, the right chest hurts when he coughs, my body aches, fever, dizziness. Heart not enlarged n2. The superior aorta and mediastinum are not dilated n3. Trachea in center n4. Both hilum are not thickened n5. Infiltrates appear in the lower field of both lungs n6. Sinus and diaphragm left gloomy With sinus angle obtuse n7. The bones of the chest wall are good. NImpression: pneumonia with left pleurisy. NPlease explain nThank you.
Hi Willy .. Thank you for the question given.
Coughing up blood can occur for several things, including:
Parasitic infection in the lungs2
Your father has done a chest X-ray and the results you gave him mentioned pneumonia with left pleurisy. Pneumonia is caused due to infection with bacteria in the lungs. Symptoms of pneumonia are coughing, accompanied by fever, cough with greenish phlegm even accompanied by blood, shortness of breath, chest pain especially when coughing, and looking tired. Meanwhile, pleurisy is a condition where there is inflammation of the lining of the lung covering. Symptoms of pleurisy are pain on one side of the chest, especially when coughing, sneezing and moving; shortness of breath, fever.
It is better if you check your father to a pulmonary specialist. So that doctors can carry out an examination directly. And if needed, it can be supported by blood checks. From the results of the examination, the diagnosis can be established and appropriate treatment can be given. Meanwhile, what can be done:
Eat nutritious foods
Using a mask to avoid transmission to nearby people
Drink enough water
Avoid coughing or sneezing too hard to reduce pain in the chest
May be useful