Coughing up tissue !!

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Hi everyone, hope your all ok biggrin

Not been on here for a while as iPad decided to crash & lost all data !! I was on here under the name Dave.B but have had to open another account under my full name. I hate technology lol. 

Well ive had a cold for 12 days now both ears have been totally blocked for 11 days & just started to cough up blood again, I'm on antibiotics but there taking there time to kick in. I was just wondering if anyone else has coughed up a lumps of tissue with Bronchiectasis ? Last Friday I coughed up a lump of tissue about one & half inches long & half an inch thick, it was white/pink with red streaks in it. Doctor has sent it off to the lab to be checked, still waiting for results. 

Lookforward to any feedback,

 Dave. 

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    Hi Dave,

    You will have to rest a lot, don't go to work, really rest, feet up, sleep,. It sounds like, bronchitus not a cold if your ears are blocked, it is more than a cold.

    If necessary, go to A & E because of coughing up blood...that could be the best option as you can't carry on like this, and it sounds as if you possibly need hospital treatment.

    Do keep me posted, thinking of you and praying it gets sorted,

    Blessings,

    Lesley

     

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      Hi Lesley, thank you for your post :-). 

      I saw the SR nurse at my doctors yesterday, thankfully she is specialising in chest complaints & knows a lot about Bronchiectasis, she has taken me off amoxicillin & put me on doxycycline for 2 weeks. I'm still coughing up blood & she has told me to keep an eye on it & if it gets worse then either go back or go to the hospital. The sample they sent off showed an infection but also showed I have got MRSA, how I don't know ! The doxycycline should help with this & the infection. Ive got a pre op check on the 17th June for a knee op on the 29th June so will let them know about the MRSA so they can start the usual treatment pre op. As for my ears it's a blockage in the Eustachian caused by the cold, should clear in about 6 weeks, oh joy lol. I go back in 2 weeks time to see how things are going & in the mean time the SR nurse said she will contact the respiratory clinic & see if my appointment can be brought forward. 

      Thank you can for responding Lesley, I will let you know how things go. Hope you are well & all is ok, take care & thanks again :-)

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    I completly agree with leley as this is not something to be taken lightly.Either get your Dr to come out to you or else go to the hospital.If you are in England you can phone the BLF 03000 030 555They have Drs and nurses on hand to talk to.Please let us know how you get on Dave .
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      Hi coughleigh, I saw the SR nurse at my doctors yesterday, she has taken me off amoxicillin & put me on doxycycline for two weeks to see if this helps. My lab tests came back showing an infection due to a cold but it also has shown up I have got MRSA, don't know how I've got this but the doxycycline should help with both. I have a pre op check on the 17th ready for a knee op on the 29th so will notify them about the MRSA so they can re test & start the usual treatment. As for ears they have blocked due to the infection from my cold which is normal, it's the Eustachian tubs that are blocked & take up to 6 weeks to clear. I go back in two weeks to see the SR nurse to see how I'm doing. My Bronchiectasis symptoms are different to others as I don't suffer from sputum, I get chest & back pains then start to cough up blood, trust me to be awkward lol. Thank you for responding to my post, I will let you know how I get on. Take care & thanks again for you reply, :-)
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      Hiwasnreading reply to Dave B what is BLF is it for British Lung Foundation  just  thought of that did not know you could speak to doctors and nurses
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      Hi jeannie, yes BLF is the British lung foundation & didn't know you could speak to doctors & nurses either, I'll take a look at that & see what help & advice I can get from them too. Thanks for the heads up jeannie :-)
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    Hi Dave B no ihave not heard this   with my husbands bronchiectasis ,but would be interested to here what happens with you.  Hope all goes well for you

    Jeannie4243

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    Just read the other replys and what is happening to you. My husband was told some people do cough up blood with this illness, but i dont mean loads. You certainly have a lot going on with all this and knee op. hope all goes well for you and that MRSA clears up or you might not  get knee done. But iwish  you well and good luck
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      Hi jeannie, I was diagnosed with Bronchiectasis in both lungs after a ct scan in February this year, I was sent for the scan as I spent 5 days over the new year coughing up a lot of blood up to 5 times a day. Most sufferers cough up a lot of sputum when they have an infection but I typically had to be different & cough up blood when I have an infection. If it's bad I can cough up to a tea cup full every time then it subsides for a while. Have to see what happens when I finish the antibiotics & see the nurse again in 2 weeks time. As for the MRSA I've had it before & didn't even know I had it till a pre op check a few years ago, that was a knee op too but it didn't stop the operation, just meant I had a room to myself so it was nice & quiet lol. I will just have to sit & wait now & see what happens, I will keep you informed as to the outcome. Hope your husbands Bronchiectasis is behaving & he is all well at the moment. Thanks for replying again, take care both & thanks again :-)
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