haemoptysis


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haemoptysis

(hɪˈmɒptɪsɪs; hɛˈm-) or

hemoptysis

n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
(Pathology) spitting or coughing up of blood or blood-streaked mucus, as in tuberculosis. Compare haematemesis
[C17: from haemo- + -ptysis, from Greek ptyein to spit]
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Noun1.haemoptysis - coughing up blood from the respiratory tract; usually indicates a severe infection of the bronchi or lungs
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
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Common manifestation of PPCM includes shortness of breath, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, cough, haemoptysis and chest pain.3
In addition, he was also suffering from a hoarse, breathy voice, ongoing haemoptysis, was feeling very short of breath and had been sleeping upright on the sofa.
[4] Thoracic endometriosis syndrome refers to the clinical manifestations of the cyclical changes associated with the ectopic endometrial tissue, most frequently catamenial (menstrual) pneumothorax, followed by catamenial haemothorax, catamenial haemoptysis and endometriotic pulmonary nodules, in descending order of frequency.
Generally, cough and dyspnea frequently accompany it, which may manifest with pleuritic chest pain and haemoptysis (6).
The complaints which were evaluated in detail included cough, sputum, haemoptysis, chest pain, dyspnoea, fever, weight loss, hoarseness of voice, dysphagia and symptoms suggestive of SVC obstruction, paraneoplastic syndromes and systemic metastasis.
Associated symptoms like sore throat, cough, nasal obstruction, nasal and postnasal discharge, difficulty in swallowing, heartburn, water brash and haemoptysis were enquired into.
Its applications are considerable, particularly regarding infections of the lungs; it inhibits the tubercle bacillus and is recommended in the treatment of Silicosis, pneumoconiosis, emphysema, haemoptysis (bloody sputum), whooping cough, croup and bronchitis.
Hannah has had to undergo operations for polyps in her nose, suffers stomach problems, has chronic fatigue and, most recently, has been coughing up blood due to haemoptysis - all as a result of CF.
[3,9] Several studies have indicated that major symptoms of pulmonary hydatidosis are related to the mass effect from the cyst volume, and they include cough, fever, chest pain, dyspnoea, mucopurulent sputum and haemoptysis. [1,3] The principal complication is cyst rupture and resultant spillage of protoscolices into the bronchial tree, producing cough and haemoptysis.
The official cause of death is understood to have been a massive haemoptysis - a huge haemorrhage where a lung cancer, which had been giving him the vague cough and unwellness, finally eroded through into a critical blood vessel.
Haemoptysis and transitory lung-infiltrations associated with Clonorchis sinensis .