My younger brother has an issue but refuses to go to the dr. So I was wondering if anyone could possibly diagnose this. He starts to have nose bleeds and coughs up blood, and with in 10 mins of that happening he will pass out. But he never remembers what happens. After this happens he will have a severe headache for days. Sometimes he will seem like he's awake to you but when u talk to him about it the next day he has no memories.  Last year  this happened it had effected his vision in his left eye. It use to happen once in a while now it happens atleast once a week. The last time this happened he was throwing up blood for like an hour. I try to get him to go to the hospital but for sum reason he will always deny treatment. Any ideas on what this could be? I am desperatley worried and would atleast like to try and get an idea of what is goin on since he wont go get diagnosed.
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1194973 tn?1385503904
If he's throwing up blood and coughing it up, he HAS to get in. How old is he? There's a lot of different things it can be, but this could be potentially life threatening and has to be diagnosed. He could be refusing treatment because of a fear of finding out and knowing something serious could be wrong.
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1194973 tn?1385503904
Completely forgot to post this. Some causes of vomiting blood are    
    * Esophageal Cancer
    * Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Ulcers
    * Peptic Ulcer
    * Stomach Cancer
    * Gastritis
    * Esophageal Varices
    * Hereditary Telangiectasia
    * Mallory-Weiss Tear

For the coughing up blood it could be these.
    * Blood clot in the lung
    * Bronchiectasis
    * Bronchitis
    * Cancer
    * Cystic fibrosis
    * Goodpasture's syndrome
    * Inflammation of the blood vessels in the lung (vasculitis)
    * Inhaling blood into the lungs (pulmonary aspiration)
    * Irritation of the throat from violent coughing
    * Nosebleed that drips blood down into the lungs
    * Laryngitis
    * Pneumonia
    * Pulmonary edema
    * Systemic lupus erythematosus
    * Tuberculosis

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He is 25, and I keep trying to explain to him that he has to go bcuz he mite be able to catch it in time. I keep telling him this isnt anything to play with but noone can get him to go!
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1194973 tn?1385503904
Does he say why he refuses?
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He's worried about them taking away his license because he has to drive for his job. This has happened while drivin numerous times, and I tell him he is going to kill someone. But he jsut will not go. He always says Im fine. There is no way he is fine. Its been going on for about 4 years now but getting worse. 4 years ago they diagnosed him with gran mall siezeures. But im not sure if he has them anymore bcuz when this happens he does not shake around like a normal seizure
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1194973 tn?1385503904
His health right now is more important than his license. If he DID cause an accident because of something happening from this, and doctors finding out, I can't imagine that the results would be positive. Especially if he knew there was something medically wrong and he refused treatment. If he's vomiting blood and coughing it up, he is NOT fine and needs to (no offense meant) grow up and get into a doctor.
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I am fully with you, no offense taken. He is completly stupid not to go and I tell him that on a daily basis. Hopefully he will grow up and just go!!!! Thank you for all your insite!
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