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Dave55 posted:
Wow, i have no idea what to do? I have had this condition for almost two years. I have been to multiple Ent's.

I have been diagnosed with a vocal cord fibroma.
I have lost over 60 pounds this past years although i was boxing. like 5 times a week.

I started to spit up bright red blood about 6 months ago.
I have been to the gastro guy for upper GI he says its not in his department.
Been to the lung guy he says all clear but my cords are messed up.

So I went to a world famous ent in boston. He says vocal cord fibroma. But he does not thing the blood is coming from there.

My question is how the heck do I figure out where the blood is coming from GI or lungs because no one seems to be able to tell me. It is about 3 or four table spoons full and happens ever 2 months or so.

I have seen two common things: when I laugh and I have been eating like three times it has happened. when it happens I have to cough it up. Usually my throat hurts like for two weeks after and i have pn with talking.

Since my last episode I have had even more trouble talking and it seems like a ton of reflux. i have been on reflux meds lansoprazol, omeprazol, and pantoprazol they only seems to aggrivate my reflux. It htere other meds?

Any info would be great thanks I seem so lost:-)
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Dave55 responded:
Also had a CT with contrast no significant findings except a left jugulodigastric node 1.4cm.
 
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Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
I can't explain why your doctors have not been able to find the source of your bleeding, but that doesn't mean they should simply give up looking. Have you had a CT scan or MRI of your lungs? Have you had a bronchoscopy or seen a pulmonary specialist? Are you being hit repeatedly in the chest when boxing?

Spitting up blood....unexplained weight loss....all of these warrant a relentless medical investigation until this problem has been solved. I know it is frustrating, but don't let your doctors throw in the towel (boxing term!).


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