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a mass pressing slightly on my trachea causing the cough.

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So I'm a 25 year old male, non-smoker. I've had a persistent cough for months now and I finally had a doctor look at it. He took X-Rays of my chest and found that there may be a mass pressing slightly on my trachea causing the cough. Aside from the cough and a general "lump in the throat" feeling I'm not experiencing any other symptoms. I had a CT scan done yesterday on my chest and I'm waiting for the results.

My question is, how serious can this be? How concerned should I be? I'm really worried that it's going to be cancer or something life-threatening. What do these things turn out to be most of the time?


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replied September 29th, 2014
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Hi,
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If there is evidence of mass pressing on your airways, then wait for your CT scan results to see the extent and size of mass present. Further treatment options can be decided based on CT results and other imaging or invasive technique. Wait for your CT scan results, and visit your doctor/healthcare provider for further evaluation, and assistance. You may also consider taking opinion from chest medicine specialist/pulmonologist. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/healthcare provider and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.


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