I am 26 years old and have coughing up blood (pulmonary hemoptysis). It first started when i was 19 (7 years ago). At that time the doctors did an embolism of my right lung. 5 year later it reoccurred and another embolism was done but the procedure did not work and it stopped one month later. It has now occurred once again 3 days ago. The amount of blood is 1/4 cup 3-4 times a day. It comes at random and have no other heath problems. I do not smoke, drink, or take any medication or drugs. I am 5' 9" tall and weight 170lbs. I have done a lung biopsy which is normal, tested for TB, liver, STDs, and cancer all is normal.
Also I have no pain before or during when the blood comes out.
Is there anything I can do to stop this from occurring or to completely stop it from happening.
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Coughing up of blood can occur in various conditions like pulmonary pneumonia due to bacterial infections like TB, bronchiectasis, pulmonary embolism, Wegener's granulomatosis, pulmonary hypertension secondary to pulmonary vascular obstructive disease and rarely Eisenmenger's syndrome.
The associated symptoms and the management differ with different condition. If investigation of your condition did not reveal any identifiable cause, then it is most probably due to pulmonary hypertension, which requires oxygen supplementation therapy, vasoconstrictors etc. Congenital heart diseases due to septal defects can also lead to pulmonary hypertension leading to hemoptysis. So, the diagnosis of the cause is very important in your case. It is very difficult to advice without having a diagnosis. I hope this information is clear and helpful for you. Thank
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