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my 82 year old father has been coughing up lots of blood and mucus for almost 3 months. He was in hospital for a week with all tests except a bronchoscopy. No diagnosis for bloody couch but sent home on dialysis. He has been on it over 2 months with no change in cough. They check his lungs there every time saying they sound clear. Can u think of any other causes? No one seems to be concerned about this bloody cough. X rays show a leaky heart valve but not bad enough to cause it. Also a small amount of bronchitis not enough to cause it. Could it be too many blood thinners? The dr does not want to reduce in fear of stoke. Dad has had bypass surgery, heart attack, and stints. If pulmonary edema, I would think dialysis would have helped. Too me the congestion would be better as he no longer need oxygen. I would love another opinion on what the issue could be to broach with the lung and or heart drs as they have pretty much given up and coughing up blood every hour has become insane..


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replied February 9th, 2019
Heart Disease and Heart Attack Answer A64801
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!
I read your question and I understand your concern.
Chronic kidney disease is itself a cause of hemoptysis due to pulmonary edema and dysfunctional platelets but bronchoscopy should have been done both for diagnostic and therapeutic purpose.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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