Blood in mucus lung cancer

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Avatar f tn Predictors of malignancy are old age, current or past history of smoking, history of extrathoracic cancer, or spiculation in the nodule and upper lung lobe location. CT chest with thin sections through the nodule is recommended, with contrast enhancement if the renal function is intact, transthoracic needle biopsy or bronchoscopyto confirm the diagnosis unless contraindicated. If this is cancerous, you will need to be examined for any distant metastasis to organs like brain ,bone.
Avatar n tn If it's just flecks of blood it could be that your sinuses are irritated and/or very dry, Blowing your nose too hard can rupture the tiny blood vessels in your nose, drips down your throat and it gets coughed up with the stagnant mucus in the morning. Try a humidifier in your bedroom if your climate is dry, or use Ocean Spray during the day, wait a few minutes then blow your nose gently. If you're coughing up more than a half cup of blood see your doctor asap.
Avatar f tn I have some wheezing sometimes, my chest constantly feels tight, and every morning i find spots of blood in my notril mucus...I'm wondering nwhat might be wrong...I cant currently go to the doctor because My insurance doesnt go into affect for another month....please help?
Avatar n tn Although the cancers that they are talking about are lymphomas (malignancy of white blood cells and lymphnodes) rather than a primary lung cancer. I hope the lesion is anything but cancer, but if it is, it's still small and can be acted upon accordingly. Regards and God bless.
Avatar f tn // It's in your best interest to see a doctor and they do sometimes work out payment plans. Let us know how you are doing.
Avatar f tn However, in this case, there is no mass in the lung at all, only something in the bone. It would be pretty unlikely for cancer in the lung to present in this manner. The question would be if the finding in the bone appears malignant. If this was the case, it would likely have been discussed with you. An abnormal bone island or cyst is not cancer, but due to its presence, it may produce pain. Discuss the nature of the shoulder finding with the doctor and make a plan as to what's next.
166039 tn?1256426467 I have read symptoms of lung cancer, but is it normal for symptoms to come and go if you do have cancer? I haven't been diagnosed with lung cancer, but a non calcified 5 mm nodule was found 3 months ago in my left upper lung. I just had my 2nd scan 2 weeks ago and am awaiting my appointment on May 19th. Some days I feel absolutely great. Other days, I am constantly clearing my throat (could be sinus or allergies not sure, I live in the midwest) it happens a lot after I eat.
Avatar f tn At times I cough just traces of blood and then at other times it is real dark blood.My dad pasted away from lung cancer in 1992 he was 71,then in 1996 my sister pasted away from lung cancer she was 36.she was told for about a year she was cancer free.Then she was told she had liver cancer .She lost her battle to cancer 2 day short of 2 week after be told she had cancer again.I as=lso want you to know when I cough up the blood it is like a frothy mucus with the blood in it.
1876363 tn?1320474463 Black streaks sounds like blood. She should have xrays taken to rule out cancer or any other lung disease.
Avatar n tn Acid eating at your esophagus for years can eventually change the cells and put you at risk for cancer in a small number of GERD cases (Barrett's esophagus). Check out these other websites for more information. GERD doesn't necessarily present the same in everyone.
Avatar n tn I guess the reason for my concern with lung cancer is because my mother and a sister died from cancer (not lung cancer). Currently two of my sisters are battling cancer (lung and breast) and I have two brothers and another sister that had cancer in the past but are survivors. I does tend to raise your anxiety when they find something during an exam. I will take your advise try not to think about it. Again, thanks for your help. This is a great forum.
Avatar f tn could it be anything other then cancer in my lung, my family has a history of lung cancer, and I quit smoking in 2001. could the pain in my butt be related to the nodule in my lung? could the kidney be affected? please tell me it's probably nothing more then a cyst.. I'm 54 years old and already went through the grind.. I'm a postive person, but still quite frightened at the prospect of having to go though it all again! I appreciate any responses ..
Avatar n tn Two years ago I was diagnosed with stage 1a lung cancer, treated by removal of my right middle lobe, no radiation or chemo. On a followup x-ray last week, the radiologist mentioned that there were changes (larger chest) indicating COPD is worsening. I am very active and don't smoke, age 51 female. The pulmonologist that saw me once for lung cancer two years ago said I was too healthy to be her patient. Should I be taking something to stop the progression of COPD ?
1349377 tn?1276709126 I just read an article today on msnbc talking about vit B-6 deficiencies in smokers and a relationship to lung cancer.
Avatar n tn I had the same type of blood showing in my mucus and bouts of bronchitis. After a CAT they saw nodules that multiplied. After open lung biopsy, Pathology report stated that I had BOOP (bronchialitis obliterons organized pneumonia) aparently little pneumonias would form, break open, bleed, heal over and scar. The only cure was prednisone. I got the cure quick. Now I am with COPD, on oxygen at night and during exercise.
940391 tn?1255758976 Went to a pulmonary doc to be sure all was well and he ordered a CT without contrast -- it showed 2 noncalcified nodules, one in each lung, very small (can't rememer now but measured in mm not cm)...he said they didn't look like cancer and scheduled a CT again for me in Sept. But I went to a second pulmonary doc just to be sure. He saw a third nodule on the CT film and as a cancer survivor himself said he wanted to rule out a fast growing metastasis and sent me for another CT w/o contrast.
Avatar n tn it happened again a month later I had just eaten and again had a huge glob of mucus in my throat and again it had a fleck of the last 7 months it has only happened one other time again after I doctor sent me for a chest xray, chest catscan , and since I was suffering from bad reflux a endoscopy. everything was normal but I am still worried sick that I could have lung cancer..I stupidly smoked for 8 yrs but I quit 3 yrs ago..
Avatar n tn If you are 35 years or older, began smoking at age 15 and have a smoked two packs a day since age 15, you would then have a history of 20 years and 2 packs/day, for a total of 40 pack-years, you would have to be concerned about the possibility of lung or mouth cancer. In that case you should have a good exam of your nose and throat by an ENT specialist, a chest X-ray and 3 sputum cytologies, looking for cancer cells in your sputum.
Avatar m tn when I spit pulling from my mucus I find traces of blood..I do not have any other pain.
Avatar n tn This blood is surely not a sign of lung cancer, given your age, your trivial smoking history and the normal chest x-ray and CT scan. Blood in one's phlegm should never be ignored but you should not need any further testing beyond the imaging you have already had. And, it should not be assumed that the "speckle of blood" came from your lungs. The normal CT and x-ray suggest it didn't. It is just as likely to have originated in your nose, throat or sinuses.
Avatar n tn The blood can come from the nose, mouth, throat, the airway passages leading to the lungs, or the lungs........................... Blood-tinged mucus in a healthy nonsmoker usually indicates a mild infection and is generally no cause for concern.......... In patients with a history of smoking or who are otherwise at risk for lung disease, however, hemoptysis is often a sign of serious illness, including cancer.
Avatar m tn These symptoms strongly suggest that you may be having acute sore throat infection. In such cases tiny tinge of blood in sputum is common. Some other possibilities are polyps, broncheictesis, lung cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding etc. Firstly you need to start a course of broad spectrum antibiotic as an empirical therapy if infection is suspected. Send blood or throat swab for culture and antibiotic sensitivity, bronchoscopy with alveolar washing.
Avatar m tn in 2005, when i was 20 yrs old i had a cold and spit in the sink one day to find a tinge of blood in it. up to now i still have the same symptoms but they lessen the more liquids i consume..or maybe they're watering them down? don tknow. well, so anyway, now that you know all of this, i went to an ENT last year and he said there were broken vessels in my nose that needed to heal so he said stop blowing my nose so much.
Avatar m tn The other possibility is that you are coughing up blood. This can be due to bronchitis or pneumonia, lung cancers (especially in smokers), tuberculosis, bronchiectasis, pulmonary embolism, or fungal and other infections. Discuss these possibilities with your doctor. A comprehensive investigation is required keeping all the points in mind. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar n tn But now I have it during the day, not all the time though, it is very sporadic, it's a sudden rush of blood in the mouth and when I spit there's traces of blood in the saliva. Good luck with your ENT, let us know how it goes. I haven't seen a doctor yet, I've been having this problem over a year now. Eventually, I will see one.
Avatar n tn I don't know if I'll live very long as they discovered during the surgery that the cancer had already spread to my chest lymph nodes. Lung cancer is so very hard to diagnose. For that reason, so many patients are not discovered until the disease has progressed. Please keep trying. I know you'll make it!
Avatar n tn I gave my three week history notes to my doctor, she did an exam and checked my Blood Oxygen (97 out of 100) and lung volume. I blew a 680 and for my size I need to blow at least 630. She prescribed Augmentin for a sinus infection. As for the fould smelling pea? She predicted it actually came from my sinus passage and fell to the back of my throuat during the night and when I got up, I simply coughed it out.
Avatar f tn (Worse upon lying down, talking, bending forward, quick movements) Could we be overlooking something we ought to be investigating? She was in awfully good shape in April and is in awfully bad shape now. I've been positive and patient but I'm gettin' kind of freaked out now. Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated!
Avatar n tn Those lovely polyps or as they call them small benign tumors occationally there will be a nasty little cancer causing one that is over 1cm different in shape, in the bunch. If there are a lot of polyps it is impossible to biospy them all, so the doctor will just remove the section with the polyps and biopsy the ones over 1cm. Why polyps form who knows it could be a lot of reason and none at all. I would assume with your hx you have to be scoped yearly? Take care and do as your doctor says!