• Tracheal bleedingv

    Asked by Zoltan1 on Saturday, March 23, 2013

    Tracheal bleedingv

    We are waiting to start treatment and my husband's trake starts to bleed. Scared us. Went to ER. They didn't seem that concerned and sent him home. Anybody have these issues?? How did it work out?

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Sorry you had a scare. I haven't had a trache, but I had throat surgery to remove a malignant tonsil. I was still in the hospital, supposed to go home the next day and a simple cough made my throat start bleeding. I was spitting up blood for an hour or so. they had a whole crash team in my room prepared to take me back to surgery. It finally quit. My poor wife was sitting in a chair beside my bed freaked out, scared to death.
      It was over, then they acted like it was no big deal. They sure change their mind quick on things that are an issue, or no big deal, don't they?
      someone else here will have some feed back for you. Hope he's doing well.

      over 4 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      Hello, I can help you with your question. It can happen with a trach, that you might experience bleeding as a side effect of a trach. The esophagus is lined with small veins and the lining of the airway is moist and delicate. Sometimes these vessels get ruptured from a forceful cough or any strain. It does happen and if it is a surface vein, they close pretty easily so it is not a dire concern. Best of luck to your husband as well as yourself. You did the right thing going to the ER and posing the question here for clarity, Carm RN.

      over 4 years ago
    • shawn's Avatar

      I;ve has a trach for a year now. I bled a lot from my tracWhen h at first (few months). Dryness was the major culprit. Using an HME at all times, even sleeping, helps and so do saline drops. It does get better.
      Unfortunately, ER don't seem to get enough training on trach patients. a recent trip to ER had a nurse putting oxygen tube in my nose. When my wife reminded her I breath only thru my neck the nurse told her it was working! Impossible, my airway and esophagus are seperate!

      over 4 years ago
    • welderdan's Avatar

      My trache bled for a while. I too thought something was amiss. My newly formed stoma finally healed completely after I finished the forever burning radiation treatments. Not a problem since.

      over 4 years ago

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