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Clear cxr, 25yrs old, 9packhistory,quit2mnthsago,coughed up small amount of blood,doc says lungs sound clear, clear throat alot,lung cancer??

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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 simple Chest-Xray would be recommended to assure all is well.
Congrats on the Smoking cessation! Keep it up-Do not go back to smoking and get checked out. Best wishes.

In brief: 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 simple Chest-Xray would be recommended to assure all is well.
Congrats on the Smoking cessation! Keep it up-Do not go back to smoking and get checked out. Best wishes.
Dr. John Munshower
Dr. John Munshower
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: House cleaning

Your body is, that is, but your usual environment might need it too.
After stopping smoking, can easily take 6-12 months for the lungs to expel all the 'ick' (medical word) built up in them (tar/soot/etc.), so can see this for a while. Vaporizer can help if gets bad / irritated. If your living area still smells like an ashtray, helps to wash down / clean / ventilate for lungs and will power.

In brief: House cleaning

Your body is, that is, but your usual environment might need it too.
After stopping smoking, can easily take 6-12 months for the lungs to expel all the 'ick' (medical word) built up in them (tar/soot/etc.), so can see this for a while. Vaporizer can help if gets bad / irritated. If your living area still smells like an ashtray, helps to wash down / clean / ventilate for lungs and will power.
Dr. Donald Alves
Dr. Donald Alves
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Dr. Donald Alves
Small flecks/streaks of blood can be from local irritation (usually due to coughing), and can improve with time near a vaporizer. If continues for many days or becomes more prominent, then should follow up with your Dr.
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