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MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Mar 19, 2019 | Replies (22)

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@shooei

Just a thought about the 7% saline. I have mild bronchiectasis, but I also seem to have the occasional hemoptysis like you, and my docs don't want me on the 7% because it is just a bit more irritating to the tissues and might cause the bleeding, especially in someone more prone to that anyway.

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@shooei Thanks for the suggestion. Thankfully I haven’t had the hemoptysis since 2016 after having the nodule removed. But it’s certainly something I want to avoid ever having again. My general pulmonary Dr was reluctant to give me the 3%. I’ll see what my NTM Dr says next time I see him. It will give me something to discuss with him. Thanks again.

I too was advised by my pulmonologist to stop nebulizing the 7% saline as I wasn’t coughing and and I had recurring hemoptysis. He did say to keep it available if I need it down the road! He thought it was drying me out too much.

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