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I'm a 26 year old female.. I have been a smoker since I was 14 and about a week ago I noticed a taste of blood in my mouth but didn't think any thing of it until the next day while I was napping I began coughing really bad I went back to sleep for a another hour or two and woke up with the same taste of blood in my mouth I took a qtip and wiped it around my mouth an sure enough there was blood on my gum near my wisdom tooth that has yet to cut through. I'm really worried this could mean I have lung cancer I always wake up in the night with a tickle in the back of my throat that causes me to cough and m voice is always hoarse I have also been having pain In my shoulder blade.. I had a chest X-ray 6-7 months ago for other reasons and the doctor told me everything was fine.. Could I still get lung cancer In the time.. I have had many chest X-rays and even a few ct scans which I know can cause cancer.

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replied July 30th, 2013
Lung Cancer Answer A44387
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Having paroxysms of cough can lead to rupture of delicate vessels in throat, and esophagus leading to bleeding. You should consider visiting your doctor/healthcare provider at the earliest for through evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the cough and the bleeding that you describe. Further treatment options as appropriate (based on examination findings and evaluation results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. 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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replied October 11th, 2013
I have had shortness of breath, upper back pain and burning on my back, tightness on my chest that is only sometimes, fatigue, etc. I'm going to the specialist pulmonologist he ordered a breathing test that came back showing pulmonary disease, had a chest xray and that came back clean, had a ct scan and it showed multiple nodules, small shotty superior mediastinal, middle mediastinal, and left supraclavicular lymph nodes. these are not pathologically enlarged. there are small, non-pathologically enlarged bilateral axillary lymph nodes, calcified subcarinal lymph nodes, chest wall and lower neck: no dominant mass of thyroid gland. Thyroid gland is not imaged in its entirety Upper abdomen: Hepatic steatosis minor gaseous distention and possible minor mural thickening of distal thoracic esophagus.
bilateral air trapping.
scattered 1-3 mm lung nodules bilaterrally with most numerous nodules in left lower lobe. many of these are only appreciated on lung windows reviewed utilizing MIP algorithm. minor to mild mediastianl adenopathy on right. right hilar adenopathy, these findings are nonspecific.

would someone please give me some imput on the information given, I'm 47 years old, I stopped smoking 6 months ago but smoked for about 30 years, I continue to get tested for several things but nothing concrete, if somebody can please shed some light on the matter I would greatly appreciate it.

My doctor is doing another ct scan this week and another breathing test and he wants me to finish the breathing treatment with antibiotics, he stated that depending on the result of the ct scan after all the treatments he will determine if he will do the biopsy.
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