My son who is 12 is having episodes of coughing up blood every 60 days --it started in March of 2012 -- it sometimes starts with sharp pains in his right side (front) -- or sometimes he just coughs up blood -- the coughing up of blood lasts for about 20 mins -- he coughs up about 1/2 of a specimen container of blood -- he says it feels like there is something he needs to cough up -- he coughs -- not too hard - and then spits into a cup and it is blood. i don't know what to do anymore -- he has been to a children's hospital -- they have run every autoimmune diease and all are negative -- he has had broncs -- gi's - colonoscopies, bladder scopes (for the times he was also peeing blood with the side pain and coughing up of blood -- NOTHING -- so i am sitting here in the hospital right now while they look at me like there is nothing we can do -- no one knows -- so i am asking if anyone knows of anything that causes coughing up of blood every 60 days -- oh -- he has been tested for TB and that too was negative
once the episode is over -- it's like he was never sick or in pain -- last night's episode he coughed up the blood for about 20 min and then went to bed. i was thinking maybe a pulmanary embolism -- where a blood clot starts in his leg and it takes 60 days to get to the lungs and then he coughs it up -- it that possible -- does anyone know that answer??/
i need help!!!
If there is a lot of blood, not just blood flecked mucous she needs to go to the hosipital. A doctor is really is the best to tell you what is going on with her.