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I AM FREAKING OUT!!!

I just found blood in my sputum. WTF!

Should i go to the hospital?

my chest has been hurting for a couple weeks...i just thought it was my anxiety. now i find blood?

can anxiety cause this?

omg...i am so scared.

i probably do have lung cancer, or throat cancer.

holy sh*t
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Avatar_m_tn
omg...i am so scared...how am i going to tell my wife and kids.

i am so convinced this is it.

what do i do?

i knew my chest pains were more than anxiety. WTF!*()&*(#YTR&*

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305217_tn?1218305908
Hey.....just calm down, take a breath or two.

Chest pains, lump in throat feeling, blood coming up.....can also be a bleeding ulcer, and bad acid reflux.....mine is horrible when my anxiety is bad.

Yes, you need to call your doc if you still can today and tell them you are going to the ER.
Then go to ER. they can at least do the tests there instead of your doc having to send you somewhere for them.
With the obvious extreme anxiety you have I wouldn't be surprised at all that it is an ulcer.
There are also many other reasons for spitting up blood.....not all are horrific cancers.
But you do need to go. there are some things that do need immediate attention w/ spitting up blood......but they are also very treatable and not the end of the world.
So...get going.....and let us know please how you are doing.

Take care, wishing you well and some peace ....xoxo
Teresa ; )
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Avatar_f_tn
Calm Down and like Teresa said....This is not by all means anything cancerous. I have excessive worry, and it effect my bowel......hence one day i found a titch of blood..my colon was on overload. all is well as I have not seen it again.

Get to the  ER hun, and Keep us posted.
(((huggs))))
Snoozy
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Avatar_m_tn
um serious...an ulcer can cause blood in the sputum?? i just got diagnosed with an ulcer. been on meds for 2 weeks now.

could that seriously be it??
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Avatar_m_tn
you've just calmed me down for the moment...

man i hope its just my ulcer...i am so scared sh*tless right now.
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Avatar_f_tn
I just talked with my husband..he had an ulcer.....and YES....this very well could be your ulcer. He had a very bad one..and all is ok now..so think positive!

Still go and get it checked out ok? Try not to worry...harder to do than say... but best to make sure.

:O)
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Avatar_m_tn
Ok thank you so much...oh man i was stressin.

ok will see doc tomorrow...thanks again!!!

Mike
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305217_tn?1218305908
Hi,

Yes, there are regular Ulcers, and there are bleeding Ulcers. And there are different types in both situations.
As you have been diagnosed w/ one recently I would bet that is it.....you have just aggravated it more by all your worrying. And maybe not sticking to the diets you are supposed too while recovering from one. Also you could need a different med for it, maybe the one you have isn't right for you as there are many different ones.
Smoking, acidic foods, caffiene, aspirin, ibuprofen (motrin), etc. are all not good when you are recovering from an ulcer.
If it were me, I might take a ride to the ER anyway, with just being diagnosed w/ one and now this.
How much blood is there? Are you coughing it up every time? Are you vomiting any or just coughing?

Teresa ; )
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It could also be strain from coughing a lot.  It could be bronchitis or peumonia also.  Many, many different things...do not think the worst.  You will need a chest x-ray to check everything so don't freak out over that.  

Are you coughing it up a lot or a little?  What color is your sputum????  
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305217_tn?1218305908
I don't want to worry you any further, but some bleeding Ulcers require immediate attention. If you wait to go to the Doc, they can't do anything there, they will send you to get a test at a testing facility or to the Hospital maybe anyway.

Because you have just been diagnosed w/ it only 2 weeks ago and now you have some blood I would really go the ER.
Letting a bleeding Ulcer go longer could make it worse in a short period of time, with a much more difficult and longer recovery. It really is best to go now before it gets any bigger. Because with how much you are worrying I doubt very much you are going to remain calm. More anxiety/stress = worse symptoms.
Please go, OK? Promise?.......don't start getting my anxiety going now with  worrying about YOU.......I have enough to worry myself about, ....lol....

Teresa ; )
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305217_tn?1218305908
Oh....and while I'm at it here, I might as well scold you too.......

You've been googling your fingers off I'm sure about lung, throat, and god knows what other cancers......but you've been DIAGNOSED with an Ulcer and haven't looked up or into the possible symptoms/complications? What you should and shouldn't be doing, eating, etc...?????? Shame on you......I bet you've been eating & drinking all the things you shouldn't. And maybe smoking? AND WORRYING.....and....and.....and no wonder you've possibly made it worse!!!

If I were there right now I'd smack you.....not too hard....just sting for a minute or 10........
OK....I feel a little better now that I've gotten that out.......
I still wish you well and better ; ) xoxo
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Avatar_m_tn
Hello everyone,
Wow, so much support here...

ok...i found a small amount of blood (2 times). probably the size of a finger nail clipping (maybe smaller) in my sputum. The color of it is consistently whitish/yellowish. I am not coughing up that much sputum, probably a tablespoon every hour. Is that lots?? I dont know.

Yes i do smoke...*slap*...and yes i do drink coffee...*slap*.

I didnt go to ER last night...but i promised myself that if i see more blood i will go ASAP.

All my worrying is definitely making this worse. I need to chill out...ASAP.

I am just going through some hard times in my life....with money, my wife, my business, etc.

I need a vacation away from all this. But there isnt one in site for a long long time. ugh.

Anyways...thank you for the support. I appreciate it so much. I was so scared yesterday...i am still so scared today...but at least i can find comfort within this thread.
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531684_tn?1216749584
It could also be that you have a dried out nose. This happens to me frequently. If you have blood in your nose, and even the slightest of nasal drip, you will spit/cough up a bit of blood on occassion. Allergy meds do this to me frequently.
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Avatar_m_tn
Yah it definitely could be...i havent seen any since. So it cant be very severe what ever it is.
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Avatar_m_tn
hey anxiety is known to cause ulcers. with spicy food, acidy food, etc it can cause bleeding ulcers, which i have and that can lead to your exact feeling. relax, take a breath and seek professional help to be sure everything is ok. good luck.
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Avatar_m_tn
thanks to everyone who helped calm me the F*** down. i feel so retarded sometimes.

i went to the doc...and am back on ativans. Nope...not dying. Thank God!

I just need to take care of myself...no more 10 cups of coffee and 5 smokes before lunchtime.

i love you guys!!!!!!!!!!!
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480448_tn?1397235344
Glad everything turned out okay...i was just going to reassure you myself till I read that you got the thumbs up.

Sputum color varies...especially in smokers.  Smoking dries you out and can cause a little bit of blood here and there.  From what you described, it was a small amount.

One thing...it is great that you recognized that blood in the sputum wasn't necessarily "normal" amd would need checked out...it's just that with anxiety...we always think the worst.

I had a VERY VERY bad case of pneumonia a few years back...and I swear.....if the Iron Lung was still sround...I prolly would've found a way to buy one.

HEY WAIT!.....................

"Need an IRON LUNG?"  "FIND IT ON EBAY!"

;0)

Take care of yourself hon!
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