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Liklihood of a 25 yr old having lung cancer after clear chest xray, lungs sound clear, coughed up decent streak of blood, clearing throat alot?

Liklihood of a 25 yr old having lung cancer after clear chest xray, lungs sound clear, coughed up decent streak of blood, clearing throat alot?

Near about Zero!: Lung Cancer is extremely rare before the age of 40. If you lung symptoms persist or get worse go see a pulmonologist to check you thoroughly. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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I've been coughing and everytime I do I cough up flem with streaks of blood what does that mean?

I've been coughing and everytime I do I cough up flem with streaks of blood what does that mean?

Nonspecific: If you have dry nasal passages and recent nose bleeds, you may be coughing up blood from nose bleeds. Frequent cough can also cause broken blood vessel or irritated throat causing streaks of blood. However, what is very concerning is if you have tuberculosis, which causes blood tinged sputum. Go get checked. Avoid coughing on and around others to protect them. ...Read more

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25yr old/9yr smoking history, quit2mnths ago, clear chest xray, lungs sound clear, clear throat con. coughed up decent sized streak of blood,lung can?

25yr old/9yr smoking history, quit2mnths ago, clear chest xray, lungs sound clear, clear throat con. coughed up decent sized streak of blood,lung can?

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 bronchioles of the lung that normally act to carry bacteria and foreign bodies from the lungs. The cilia become non-functional in smokers, resulting in an accumulation of debris in the lungs. ...Read more

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How do I stop coughing up blood-streaked mucus, and is it dangerous?

How do I stop coughing up blood-streaked mucus, and is it dangerous?

It must be worked ul: Persistent cough associated with blood needs to be worked up esp in a smoker or if associated with constitutional symptoms like fever , night sweats or weight loss. ...Read more

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I am a 22 year old male with a 7 year history of smoking. I have had a pain in my upper right back and have coughed up blood streaked yellow phlegm.

I am a 22 year old male with a 7 year history of smoking. I have had a pain in my upper right back and have coughed up blood streaked yellow phlegm.

Bloody sputum & smok: Young man you need to see your doctor ASAP or go to ER, bloody sputum, cough & chest pain can't be ignored especially with history of smoking for 7 years. Please don't ignore these symptoms, at the mean time try to stop smoking. Good luck. ...Read more

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25 yr old/9 pack hisory, cxr clear, coughed up decent sized blood streak with brown tar, lungs sound clear, lung cancer?? clear throat constantly

25 yr old/9 pack hisory, cxr clear, coughed up decent sized blood streak with brown tar, lungs sound clear, lung cancer?? clear throat constantly

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 while you're ahead! ...Read more

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My cough has began producing flem that has blood in it. Should I be concerned?

My cough has began producing flem that has blood in it. Should I be concerned?

Likely bronchitis: If your symptoms extend over 1 week, worsen suddenly or become unbearable seek medical attention. Bronchitis may progress to full blown pneumonia. ...Read more

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Hello, I was just wondering what is going on. I have had a cough with phlegm for maybe over 4 weeks, occasionally blood-streaked phlegm.

Hello, I was just wondering what is going on. I have had a cough with phlegm for maybe over 4 weeks, occasionally blood-streaked phlegm.

Bronchitis?: This may be bronchitis, but since it has lasted so long you need to be checked to see if you have something more serious, like pneumonia or tuberculosis. See a doctor about this. Good luck! ...Read more