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My Mum Is Coughing Out Blood, Please Help! by FavourNation: 11:05pm On Jul 09, 2020
good evening fellow nairalanders,

please i need your assistance. i will be very brief and direct.

my mum has been coughing out blood for some time now(mostly early morning).
i really do not know what's wrong.
going to the hospital would have been viable but with the current state of things in the country, she isn't buying the idea yet.
Health professionals in the house please help. by telling me the cause and possible solution.
thanks in advance
Re: My Mum Is Coughing Out Blood, Please Help! by Nobody: 11:06pm On Jul 09, 2020
If cough is severe check for tuberculosis

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Re: My Mum Is Coughing Out Blood, Please Help! by MrBrownJay1(m): 11:08pm On Jul 09, 2020
what help can NLers give you that a PROPER DOCTOR couldnt....?! TAKE YOUR MUM TO SEE A DOCTOR!
nobody here can tell you what's wrong with her. stop playing Russian roulette with your mother's health...

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Re: My Mum Is Coughing Out Blood, Please Help! by FavourNation: 11:08pm On Jul 09, 2020
booscy:
If cough is severe check for tuberculosis

she coughs almost all the time. but coughs out blood mostly in the morning and evening
Re: My Mum Is Coughing Out Blood, Please Help! by Nobody: 11:15pm On Jul 09, 2020
FavourNation:


she coughs almost all the time. but coughs out blood mostly in the morning and evening

Please run a TB test on her.
It’s free of charge in federal health institutions.
Get her personal cutlery and drinkers for now.

Coughing out blood is an indicator for TB

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Re: My Mum Is Coughing Out Blood, Please Help! by FavourNation: 11:18pm On Jul 09, 2020
moderator, please push this to the front page
Re: My Mum Is Coughing Out Blood, Please Help! by FavourNation: 11:19pm On Jul 09, 2020
booscy:


Please run a TB test on her.
It’s free of charge in federal health institutions.
Get her personal cutlery and drinkers for now.

Coughing out blood is an indicator for TB

okay thank you sir

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Re: My Mum Is Coughing Out Blood, Please Help! by xtocom: 11:40pm On Jul 09, 2020
you said your mum? pls the doctors here are on serious strike. please take her to good hospital, I mean good hospital if you can, delay is dangerous sir. May God heal her.

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Re: My Mum Is Coughing Out Blood, Please Help! by aminusodiq(m): 12:00am On Jul 10, 2020
Tuberculosis... Dats d best bet!!! She needs urgent medical attention
Re: My Mum Is Coughing Out Blood, Please Help! by meobizy(f): 12:06am On Jul 10, 2020
I hope it’s not stage four can-
Re: My Mum Is Coughing Out Blood, Please Help! by APOPTOSIS(m): 12:15am On Jul 10, 2020
FavourNation:
moderator, please push this to the front page
The FRONT PAGE will ADMIT her mother abiiii...?
IF her MOM is truly coughing up blood, she wouldn't be on NAIRALAND in the first place.
She expects NAIRALAND to proceed with Investigations, admission, diagnosis, treatment, possibly discharge her with a Follow up care.
NAIRALAND don Suffer.
NOTHING we no go see here...
Re: My Mum Is Coughing Out Blood, Please Help! by Theyoungmatron: 5:29am On Jul 10, 2020
APOPTOSIS:

The FRONT PAGE will ADMIT her mother abiiii...?
IF her MOM is truly coughing up blood, she wouldn't be on NAIRALAND in the first place.
She expects NAIRALAND to proceed with Investigations, admission, diagnosis, treatment, possibly discharge her with a Follow up care.
NAIRALAND don Suffer.
NOTHING we no go see here...
Allay his anxiety first because he is obviously panicking and needs reassurance to forge ahead. When the unexpected happens, commonsense flews through the windows.
A list of probable causes of the haemoptysis, what they will expect, the likely procedures they will encounter in the course of the management and any soothing home remedies prior to going to the hospital especially in this pandemic era will go a long way.
Thats how it's done back in the day.
Re: My Mum Is Coughing Out Blood, Please Help! by ChybuzzDD(m): 5:54am On Jul 10, 2020
Theyoungmatron:
Allay his anxiety first because he is obviously panicking and needs reassurance to forge ahead. When the unexpected happens, commonsense flews through the windows.
A list of probable causes of the haemoptysis, what they will expect, the likely procedures they will encounter in the course of the management and any soothing home remedies prior to going to the hospital especially in this pandemic era will go a long way.
Thats how it's done back in the day.

There's no anxiety here.
This woman has been coughing out blood for sometime now; it didn't just start today.
And according to the Op again, going to the hospital is not in the list of their agenda.
The OP is just looking for an easy way out in a situation where there's none.
That's just typical of Nigerians in general; they don't like going to the hospital.
In most cases they only go when the condition has become irredeemable, and then expect miracles from the same hospitals they know are poorly equipped.
Part of our roles here is to make them see reasons why they should go the hospitals early in the course of their illness.
That's what the person you quoted was trying to do.
What you're reassuring might even be lung cancer, as against TB. Let them run to the hospital

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Re: My Mum Is Coughing Out Blood, Please Help! by Theyoungmatron: 6:52am On Jul 10, 2020
ChybuzzDD:


There's no anxiety here.
FavourNation post=91558040:
good evening fellow nairalanders,

please i need your assistance. i will be very brief and direct.

my mum has been coughing out blood for some time now(mostly early morning).
i really do not know what's wrong.
going to the hospital would have been viable but with the current state of things in the country, she isn't buying the idea yet.
Health professionals in the house please help. by telling me the cause and possible solution.
thanks in advance
This woman has been coughing out blood for sometime now; it didn't just start today.
And according to the Op again, going to the hospital is not in the list of their agenda.
The OP is just looking for an easy way out in a situation where there's none.
That's just typical of Nigerians in general; they don't like going to the hospital.
In most cases they only go when the condition has become irredeemable, and then expect miracles from the same hospitals they know are poorly equipped.
Part of our roles here is to make them see reasons why they should go the hospitals early in the course of their illness.
That's what the person you quoted was trying to do.
What you're reassuring might even be lung cancer, as against TB. Let them run to the hospital
Check out the emboldened in his submission. He wanted her to go but the mum isn't buying it.
The use of telemedicine has been helpful with patients' problems and allaying anxiety especially in this pandemic era.

With telehealth, which has made an inroad of recent, one of the driving principles is health education and directing client to appriopriate resources for their health-care.
Telehealth is the distribution of health-related services and information via electronic information and telecommunication technologies.[1] It allows long-distance patient and clinician contact, care, advice, reminders, education, intervention, monitoring, and remote admissions..


As a Nigerian, the thought of going to a hospital is already an anxiety provoking situation, so saying that there is no anxiety here is unfair and improper. Illness is a major cause of anxiety for both patients and their families and shouldn't be waved aside on the altar of "that's how patients behaves....".

Also note my word, needs reassurance to forge ahead
Re: My Mum Is Coughing Out Blood, Please Help! by ChybuzzDD(m): 8:10am On Jul 10, 2020
Theyoungmatron:
Check out the emboldened in his submission. He wanted her to go but the mum isn't buying it.
The use of telemedicine has been helpful with patients' problems and allaying anxiety especially in this pandemic era.

With telehealth, which has made an inroad of recent, one of the driving principles is health education and directing client to appriopriate resources for their health-care.
Telehealth is the distribution of health-related services and information via electronic information and telecommunication technologies.[1] It allows long-distance patient and clinician contact, care, advice, reminders, education, intervention, monitoring, and remote admissions.[/b
As a Nigerian, the thought of going to a hospital is already an anxiety provoking situation, so saying that there is no anxiety here is unfair and improper. Illness is a major cause of anxiety for both patients and their families and shouldn't be waved aside on the altar of "that's how patients behaves....".

Also note my word, [b]needs reassurance to forge ahead

I still stand stand on my earlier statement.
I don't know if you've ever worked as a healthcare giver in Nigeria. You'll be frustrated.
I've tried both within and outside.
The situation in Nigeria is terrible.
Health-seeking behaviour is almost zero.
No one outside Nigeria will cough out blood once and still remain at home, waiting for another episode, even on the background of a chronic cough.
If you re-read the post, you'll find out what the guy is looking for is the cause(diagnosis) and solution on a social media!
Not even a direction on the appropriate health facility to go to.
Who would evaluate and diagnose a case of chronic cough and haemoptysis on the social media or even telemedicine without investigation results?
In most cases, what they want is what they call a home remedy or herbal concoctions, even when a diagnosis is yet to be made.

Reassurance will continue to keep them at home.
Then, when the woman starts gasping for air, they'd rush her to the nearest hospital.
And if she eventually fails to make it, the relatives, who have been nonchalant all these while, will gather together and burn down the hospital for not saving the her.
That's the usual scenario in Nigeria, and I'm sure it has not changed.

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Re: My Mum Is Coughing Out Blood, Please Help! by Theyoungmatron: 8:48am On Jul 10, 2020
ChybuzzDD:


I still stand stand on my earlier statement.
I don't know if you've ever worked as a healthcare giver in Nigeria. You'll be frustrated.
I've tried both within and outside.
The situation in Nigeria is terrible.
Health-seeking behaviour is almost zero.
No one outside Nigeria will cough out blood once and still remain at home, waiting for another episode, even on the background of a chronic cough.
If you re-read the post, you'll find out what the guy is looking for is the cause(diagnosis) and solution on a social media!
Not even a direction on the appropriate health facility to go to.
Who would evaluate and diagnose a case of chronic cough and haemoptysis on the social media or even telemedicine without investigation results?
In most cases, what they want is what they call a home remedy or herbal concoctions, even when a diagnosis is yet to be made.

Reassurance will continue to keep them at home.
Then, when the woman starts gasping for air, they'd rush her to the nearest hospital.
And if she eventually fails to make it, the relatives, who have been nonchalant all these while, will gather together and burn down the hospital for not saving the her.
That's the usual scenario in Nigeria, and I'm sure it has not changed.


I still stand on mine

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Re: My Mum Is Coughing Out Blood, Please Help! by ChybuzzDD(m): 11:04am On Jul 10, 2020
Theyoungmatron:
I still stand on mine

No wahala.
The most important thing is for the woman to be taken to the hospital.
There's no short cut to that, as telemedicine won't even work in this situation with no available investigation results.
She needs detailed history, physical examination and relevant investigations, to rule out TB, Bronchiectasis, lung abscess, LVF, PE, metastatic Cancer, Bronchial cancer, etc.
Metastatic breast Ca can cause the above symptoms, and sometimes women would only tell you about their cough, but not the lump in their breast.

After the investigation, he can then come here for further guidance.

My only worry is that most private hospitals in Nigeria will diagnose her with malaria and typhoid, the only disease entities in Nigeria!

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