Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Hemoptysis Vs Hematemasis


1- Its related to the cough precedes hemorrhage.

2- Blood frothy from admixture with air.

3- Sputum Bright red in color and may be stained for days.

4- History suggests respiratory diseases.

5- It confirmed by bronchoscopy.


1- Its related to the Nausea and vomiting precede hemorrhage.

2- It is generally airless.

3- Blood often alter in color by admixture with gastric contents, usually dark red or brown.

4- Previous history relate to the indigestion.

5- It is confirmed by gastroscopy.


Treat the underlying cause.
Resuscitate the patient.
Maintain ABC.
Manage as a shock treatment.

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