I am a 26 year old man, dont smoke and rarely drinks alcohol. A few days ago i got a small ammount of blood in my spit for about 10 mins worth of spitting. Then this stopped and has not happened again. Then today i have woke up with a pain on the right shoulder when i breath really deeply. Is this a sign of Lung cancer or an i just worrying too much?
Do you get blood all the time in your spit and cough if you have lung cancer?
Am i too young to have contracted lung cancer?
After vigrous coughing, a small amount of blood seen in the sputum is not unusual.
Likewise, some discomfort on "really deep breathing" is also not alarming.
If you still have cough or sputum production, please consult a doctor. An xray of the chest and a sputum test may be useful.
All the best, and God Bless!
Constant blood in sputum in lung cancer can occur if the cancer is advanced, or if early cancer is on or rear the main windpipe (doctors call this "endobronchial" cancer).
Most early lung cancers do not result in blood in sputum. Cough may be present in such cases.
Blood streaked sputum needs investigation. Please seek an appointment with your doctor.
He/she may like to order chest imaging and other tests to diagnose your problem.
Good luck, and pl keep me posted on your condition.
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