I am a 26 year old male in good health (I think) and I have never smoked. About a year ago I had a chest xray that came back normal. 5 months ago I went to the ER for some heart palpitations that turned out to be nothing but they did a chest xray then too and that came back normal. Three weeks ago I got another xray done for some pain in my lower left side and they said they saw a small shadow on my left lung they wanted to double check. I did another full chest xray a week ago and they said they still see it and want me to go ahead and get a CT scan. I'm now scared to death that it's serious! I have no family history of cancer at all but I do have allergies. ( sneezing a kittle bit of a runny nose and a very tiny cough) So my big thought is CANCER!? Please help! Any thoughts or stories of similar situations would be greatly appreciated!
Hey, I had a simialr thing, and like you I was pretty freaked out. From what I can tell you can have lots of different reasons a shadow on an x-ray, most are nothing to worry about espescially if you never smoked. The CT scan they are doing is just to make sure it's nothing important. Try not to worry to much. I know it's easier said then done.
I have similar symptoms too and I freaking myself out that it could be cancer related. I myself have allergies and I wonder if that is playing a part in the discomfort in my lungs. Sometimes I feel pressure from my left arm pit straight into my chest by my heart area, I dont know if im having a heart attack or what. I hope someone can give some answers.
I'm having pain in the same place today coloagurl. :) I go in for a CT on Mon. so hopefully I can get some answers then. I have had a great deal of experience with stress and know it can create all kinds of pain in our chests. I'm concerned mostly with the "little shadow" they see on my xray.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.