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Saturday, December 7, 2013
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
COPD and bloody phlegm
My mother (age: 85) has been diagnosed with COPD for 15 years. She has just started to have very bright pinkish phlegm when she coughs. I am taking her to the DR. ASAP. She ran out of her Advair this week. Could that be a contrbuting factor?
Running out of Advair could cause her to cough more than usual, but would not be the cause of the color of her sputum.
Mahasti Rittinger, RRT
Clinical Program Manager of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University