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    Lots. Every other day, some months.
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      Not for several years now. (I'm in Tennessee, I don't have insurance and I can't get Medicaid because I don't have kids--state rule.) I've had enough bronchoscopies that my pulmo knows exactly where my lungs are bleeding *from*, so if I have a mild/moderate bleed, I call him and let him know. If it's severe, I go straight to the hospital where he has privileges and meet him there.

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      Every time I've been hospitalized, it's been by my pulmonologist's orders (going to the emergency department has proven more useless than helpful!). When it happens, I always get a chest x-ray, a chest CT scan, lab tests, and usually a bronchoscope (if I don't have an active infection) and IV antibiotics.

      There have probably been a lot of times I *should* have gone to a hospital and didn't, simply because I couldn't afford it.

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    Yup....i had that!

    It was THAT, that led to a diagnosis.

    Started with specks and drops, progressed for one day to clots and then ....walllop. The whole schbang. Coughing, blood everywhere, unable to stop.

    I'm here in the UK and was out with a friend who stayed calm ...which helped me A LOT.

    Paramedics were fabulous.

    Hospital great.

     

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