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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Geisler
26 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
HPV: Hpv can cause head & neck cancers but has not been associated with lung cancer. See your doctor and get an x-ray tomorrow!

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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Rexray: Just because X-ray was negative 2 months ago does not mean it still is negative or originally misread. because lesion was very small. If hemoptysis ( ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Prob not: Best thing to do is see your doctor if your cough will not go away, doubt it is cancer
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Probably not.: In a 35 year old non-smoker, lung cancer would be rare. A chest ct is a better test than a chest xray because it looks inside the lung tissue better. ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
19 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Sounds like bronchitis with some pleuritis possibly. If have been on antibiotics and no relief u may require a different kind. Other option is to see ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Quit smoking!!!: Hi. I doubt you have lung cancer...YET. But are you gonna keep smoking until you GET it??? C'mon! Time to put the thinking cap on and quit smoking whi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Already answered: See my last response
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Very low: Tracheitis or bronchitis more likely. But follow up with primary care.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience Anesthesiology
See your doctor!: Coughing up blood is an important and potentially dangerous symptom. Sometimes it is caused by cancer, but there are other causes too. You should see ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Blood: At 25yo it would be unlikely to have lung cancer, but none-the-less, truly coughing up blood is something that needs to be evaluated further. A simpl ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Go to the Doctor: This sounds like the perfect definition of when one goes to see their doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Guyton
45 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Smoke deposits: Tar and other materials in the smoke get deposited in the lungs. Coughing it out is the only way the body can get rid of it. Otherwise it would build ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No, not likely: Thyroid cancer is located outside the airways where phlegm is produced. So it would not be a consideration in this situation. Thyroid cancer will simp ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Good for you!: Congratulations on quitting smoking! The symptoms you describe are common in newly-quit ex-smokers. Cilia are tiny hair-like structures in the bronc ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Generally no: While sputum cytology can assist in diagnosis under select circumstances, sputum color and/or consistency are not demonstrated to be indicators of mal ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Not yet: It takes about 20+ years of smoking before Cancer shows up in your throat or in the lungs. This is high time to quit before lightening strokes and you ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Umesh Patel
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Bronchitis: Chest discomfort with white phlegm may be from a viral bronchitis. If the phlegm turns yellow, green or red see the doctor to check for a bacterial in ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cough: Good question. If the xray is normal, it means you dont have a pneumonia. You could still have bronchitis or cough asthma as causes for the cough. You ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Need more info: Are you a smoker, do you have fever, chest pain, when and to what extent does this occur? There are numerous questions which need answers and a physi ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pneumonia: You have acute pneumonia or bacterial bronchitis and you need urgent medical attention. You also list no medical history of any conditions or medicati ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Sounds like: You are having a delayed reaction to environmental exposure. Time to see a lung specialist, a pulmonologist if you have suffered with it for 3 months ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: You may have a viral illness which led to inflammation in your lungs. Most episodes of bronchitis are actually viral. I would advise monitoring your ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
From the sinus: Some individuals can have a bloody nasal discharge from a sinus infection, if some of it is swallowed it may be coughed up too. If the symptom persist ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Cough green stuff: And your question is? Need lots more information to be able to help. Consult with us here.
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