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Bloody Sputum... But no cough!

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  • Posted By: depressed2008
  • September 13, 2008
  • 02:18 PM

Hi guys, I've been spitting out bloody sputum for more than a week already. The funny thing is, I feel perfectly fine - no coughing, fever. However I occasionally feel sharp pains and tightness in my chest area, but that's about it.

I've been to the doctor who did a chest x-ray and said everything was fine on the first look. He then referred me to a specialist who did an ENT test (I think that's what it is, she inserted a tube with a camera mounted on it into my nose), she said there was nothing wrong either and referred me to a respiratory specialist.

I thought about waiting till seeing the specialist in 3 weeks time but today it got noticeably worse - I blew out that bloody sputum through the nose (never happened before), and the amount is significantly more than what I've been spitting out so far.

I'm really depressed right now, because I don't know what's wrong with me. I'm a 21 yo male who stopped smoking for about 2 months (been smoking for 3 years before).

I don't know if I missed out any details, because I'm really confused and depressed. Oh yes, the color of the blood is kinda dark red/brownish red I think. Hmm, and it doesn't happen all day, it seems to come and go.

Does anyone know what's happening to me? Thanks alot guys, feel free to ask for any details that I've missed out, I'm currently in active service in the Army so I won't be able to reply as fast, but I'll do my best to check in whenever I can. Thanks alot again!

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