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A 21-year-old male asked:

i had blood in spit from mouth after sneezing. no cause found . i got a chest xray. but i am still worried about lung cancer? is the worry justified?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
No: The blood in the mucous is common if you have cold and dry mucous membranes. Too young for lung cancer, and this isn't the symptom, enjoy your health

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A 21-year-old male asked:

I had blood in spit from mouth after sneezing. No cause found . I got a chest xray. But I am still worried about lung cancer. Should I be worried?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: This was a small blood vessel burst in the nasopharynx. Be thankful for good health.

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