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Lung Cancer Spitting Up Blood
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
25 year old 9 year smoker quit 2 mnths ago, wake up tasting blood, spit blood, 3 e.r. visits, no xrays,lungs sound clear, lung cancer? gums bleed easy
Whats the signs of esophageal cancer and lung cancer. Whats the chances i may have it. Main probs r spitting up little blood and constant burping?
GI symptoms: How much a "little blood" actually is depends on many things. Simple tests can detect larger blood loss, usually not the case in the youngster. The source of the blood in a young patient is important. Is it teeth, gums, sinuses, or is it further down the line, like esophagus or stomach? A good exam and a stool blood exam is also in order. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
My mother, 77, was recently diagnosed w Stage IV lung cancer w malignant pleural effusion. She started spitting up yellow bile. Is it spreading?
No: Although coughing up blood (hemoptysis) can occur at any time with lung cancer it is usually not the leading symptom. Most people lose significant amounts of weight and may pass away from infection, sometimes they become increasingly short of breath or they may just fall asleep and not wake up. The way they pass is not important it is how they pass. It should be relatively pain and anxiety free. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are tell tell signs of lung cancer? I have coughed up blood, I have been having upper/middle back pain, and when i went to the doctor they said i had low vitamin d i just wanted a second opinion on what these symptoms might be.
Weight : Weight loss, spitting up blood, lack of appetite and energy along with abnormal cxr or ct chest (spot of chesr x ray or ct chest) are all suggestive of cancer. Sometimes coughing too hard/bronchitis can lead to blood in sputum as well besides lung cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not related likely: Most likely blood in the urine is not related to your lung cancer. Go to see your doctor to eval why you have blood in the urine- infection? Stone? Etc. Are you receiving chemo? Sometimes- medication include chemo can cause irritation on the bladder/cystitis. Discuss with your doctor re-above problem- get some work-up and go from there. An imaging like sono kidney or ct scan may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in upper right back. Slight cough for 2 months. 2 xrays and bloods. All fine. Highly anxious now. Could I have lung cancer. ?
Stop worrying: I can't promise you don't have a tiny lung cancer. You're a never-smoker, you're young, you have a "slight cough" (been checked for cough-variant asthma?), and most back pain never gets a hard diagnosis. Fretting about one of the least likely diagnoses is doing you no good. If you recognize this as unrealistic, your physician can help you address cancer phobia. Work with ur dr to find real causes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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