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Symptoms of lung cancer ?

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Hey I just wanted to ask you guys, because i've been wondering if i might have lung cancer lately, i've had weird pains in my lungs area, It's like I have strings after a work out or something but it's not in my muscles, it feels like it's under my rib case and it's worst when i wake up and then it goes away durning the day, and now this last week or so i've also been hearing weird sounds that sound something like water floating around In my lungs, might sound stupid but i think thats the best i can describe it, and i have been smoking for about a year now pack a day, working on quitting, and i am going to see a doctor but just wanted to get your input on it.
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replied June 15th, 2009
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Since you are so young, it's less likely to be cancer, but you defiantly have something. It could be an infection. Have you been coughing up anything? If so, what color is it? Are you having any shortness of breath?

Write down all your symptoms and when they started and bring the list to the doctor. Also, write down all your questions and have him answer them. Unless he can hear something that points to a simple infection, he'll probably have to take a blood test, a chest x-ray and/or a chest CT.

Be honest with the doctor about the smoking and anything else you might be taking. He may not approve, but if you leave some important information out, he may miss something he would have caught otherwise. If you don't get any answers from your doctor, try to get into a lung specialist.

Also, I have to say it: quit smoking now. It's never going to get easier to quit. Don't you think this is enough of a wake-up call to finally put them down for good?
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replied June 16th, 2009
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I agree with all of the above but just wanted to add that it is unlikely to be lung cancer if you are not coughing. I believe that is one of the first signs of the disease. Hopefully you have something less ominous.
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replied June 17th, 2009
The "water" sound may be liquid in your stomach. The stomach sits right under your left rib cage. Glad to hear you're quitting smoking. In the end, it will prolong your health, looks, and life.
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replied March 19th, 2011
hi im 31m year old male i been smoking last 14 years i cant stop it i really try to quit but i cant.my gp said stop smoking but i cant.i had city scan last 5years ago but report was cleared.after they put camera last 4 years ago in my lungs thats also clear my report.my gp said i havent got any problem but said stop smoking.but i cant noe i got same problem in my lungs when i awake up in the morning i feel something in my lungs it comes to my thoat i try to take it out but i cant but some times it comes out like white or yellow creamish lumps.when i scratch it its very bad smelly.always on my right side lungs feel something i try to take it out but i cant.last week my doctor took blood test waiting for my report.i really dont know why i got this problem in my lungs.can you please help what is this in lungs white or yellowish things very bad breathing taste very bad.help me plz
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