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For 2 days I have had dried blood in nose & i clear throat a few streaks of blood in mucus spit out. Clear chst X-ray 3 mth ago. Causes? Lung cancer?

For 2 days I have had dried blood in nose &  i clear throat a few streaks of blood in mucus spit out. Clear chst X-ray 3 mth ago. Causes? Lung cancer?

Probably not: The most common cause of blood in the nose and after clearing your throat would be a nose bleed. Lung cancer is exceedingly rare in 29 year olds, and this would not be a common way for it to present. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can dry mouth be caused by cancer? I went for a chest xray and bloud tests a few weeks back, all was normal, pleease help

Can dry mouth be caused by cancer? I went for a chest xray and bloud tests a few weeks back, all was normal, pleease help

Many causes: Many causes, often cancer treatment regiment an have this as a side effect. Frequent cause in otherwise healthy individual is dehydration. Other common cause is side effects from medications. Check out your fluid intake -- write down record - for 3 days and see. Your urine should be clear or light yellow if properly hydrated. Good Luck. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Very unlikely: You are very, very unlikely to have lung cancer. Stop worrying about one episode of blood in spit. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I had blood from mouth after sneezing? Is it normal? I got a chest x ray and sputum cytology. Is that sufficient to rule out lung cancer?

I had blood from mouth after sneezing? Is it normal? I got a chest x ray and sputum cytology. Is that sufficient to rule out lung cancer?

Lung Cancer unlikely: You are too young to have lung Cancer. I would advise you to follow up with your doctor as to how he/she should monitor you further. It will partly depend on your future symptoms. If there is any more coughing with blood , then additional testing would be necessary. otherwise you should do fine. But do not smoke! ...Read more

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Have lung cancer can a lump on the outside of the head mean anything?

Have lung cancer can a lump on the outside of the head mean anything?

Possibly: Lung cancer may spread outside the lung either locally or via blood or lymph channels. A lump on your head may or may not be related but it should be checked by a physician and may need to be biopsied depending on what it looks and feels like. ...Read more

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Slight pressure in chest. blood in saliva. blood on back of tongue left side. quit smoking 3 years ago. worried it may be lung cancer.

Slight pressure in chest. blood in saliva. blood on back of tongue left side. quit smoking 3 years ago. worried it may be lung cancer.

Blood in saliva: and in mouth indicates the need for you to see your doc for diagnosis. Please don't self-diagnose. There are a number of possibilities. Congrats on quitting smoking. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dad has been smokin 40 years.He is always coughing and coughs up gross mucus stuff, only ever coughed up blood once. He has no teeth,etc. Lung cancer?

Dad has been smokin 40 years.He is always coughing and coughs up gross mucus stuff, only ever coughed up blood once. He has no teeth,etc. Lung cancer?

Deserves a look.: Having smoked for forty years puts him at risk at least for some lung issue, and having coughed up blood would bring up the spectre of cancer. Get him checked out right away. ...Read more

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I have occasional blood in my saliva NOT DENTAL - chronic sinus problems and asthma - former smoker - worried about lung cancer but no other issues. ?

I have occasional blood in my saliva NOT DENTAL - chronic sinus problems and asthma - former smoker - worried about lung cancer but no other issues. ?

Hemoptysis?: Is the blood really in saliva? Or in mucus coughed up from below? Coughing up blood (hemoptysis) is often minor, and can occur with bronchitis. But you are correct to be concerned it could be more serious, including cancer, tuberculosis, and other infections. Don't take chances: see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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What can recurring blood in spit indicate? Chest X ray normal. 20 year old male, never smoked, no family history of lung cancer

What can recurring blood in spit indicate? Chest X ray normal. 20 year old male, never smoked, no family history of lung cancer

Oral blood: Anytime there is recurrent blood in oral secretions, a thorough exam is in order. While many doctors immediately consider chest or respiratory causes, there are oral gum and tooth conditions, such as periodontal disease or gingivitis which can be the source of blood. In addition, nasal or sinus disease may result in oral blood. See your dentist, and go from there. ...Read more

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I have been having blood in spit for 3 months. Yeaterday, I got chest ct scan and x-ray. Both were normal. Any risk of lung cancer?

Remote, but: With negative scans, very remoted. But there is a reason for the blood. Insist on further workup, including GI and ENT docs. ...Read more

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Please help. Twice in two weeks pink blood was present in teeth while brushing. Nose gums or teeth were not bleeding. Could this be lung cancer? Clot?

Please help. Twice in two weeks pink blood was present in teeth while brushing. Nose gums or teeth were not bleeding. Could this be lung cancer? Clot?

Minor gum problem: This isn't how cancer or serious thrombosis presents, period. Get with your dentist and talk about a cleaning / preserving your gum health. You may just have flossed too hard, or have gotten a bit of gumline inflammation as happens if there's some plaque in the sulcus. ...Read more

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28 yrs old quit smoking 8 months ago and teeth decayed what is the chance of oral, throat and lung cancer? Im nervous

28 yrs old quit smoking 8 months ago and teeth decayed what is the chance of oral, throat and lung cancer? Im nervous

Hard to say: As many factors going into determine a persons risk, including how much and how long you smoke, if you drink alcohol(a risk for oral/throat cancers) and family history as a start. But remember, congrats on the stopping smoking and keep with it. Remember to keep up regular dental and medical follow up, so you can't be monitored for any issues. Otherwise live as healthy as you can! ...Read more

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Woke up with my face near my armpit n hand resting behind my head. I kind of feel breathless could this be from inhaling deodorant? lung cancer cause?

Woke up with my face near my armpit n hand resting behind my head. I kind of feel breathless could this be from inhaling deodorant? lung cancer cause?

Deodorant enters: the body through the skin, w/little or none coming in through breathing. Please see your doc to rule out medical/breathing conditions. Breathless feeling MAY have been from your sleep position. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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25 yr old 8 yr pack hsty,quit 2mnths ago,clear throat alot, gums bleed spontaneously,doc says lungs sound clear, spit blood, lung cancer?? 3 e.r. vis

25 yr old 8 yr pack hsty,quit 2mnths ago,clear throat alot, gums bleed spontaneously,doc says lungs sound clear, spit blood, lung  cancer?? 3 e.r. vis

Not cancer: I'm really glad you quit smoking. Ask your personal physician about a referral to an otolaryngologist and a dentist who's gum-savvy. I'm going to trust your routine labs, including platelets, are within normal limits. Cancer almost never results from just 8 years of smoking at your age. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more