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Pain in throat, sneezing, slight blood in spit. History of smoking. Irritated sore throat?

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I am 20 years old, and have smoked occasionally since i was 15 or 16. (Occasionally means 4- 5 a day for a few months, then a year quit and now occasionally. I have been smoking recently in the past month because of stress with school.) Around a week ago, my throat began to hurt really bad like I was sick. That was my only symptom though, no fever, no cough, nothing. Also, I am not really a sneezer, but in the past week or two because of pollen I have been sneezing some (About 10 times a day.) Last night I came home from work and was washing my face and spit in the sink (with the taste of mucus) and I notice a small streak of blood in my spit. This scared me, and I began to cough up mucus to see if more blood would come up. After I did this, my spit had a very pink tinge to it, but I wouldn't say that it was dark red or anything. I was very scared and called my mom immediately. She told me that because of pollen and spring-time allergies, I could just had dry sinuses and it be from that, but I think because of my sore throat that the blood is coming from there. Could this be blood from my lungs? Could I have lung cancer? Or is this most likely just from irritating my sore throat from smoking a few cigarettes (4) a day?
Asked On : Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

It is most likely from irritation / injury to the throat.
The other events are theoretically possible, but have other associated features, to suggest.

However, the best option is to get yourself examined by a doctor / if necessary, get X+ray chest
and basic blood tests.

The only solution however is - to STOP SMOKING IMMEDIATELY, COMPLETELY AND PERMANENTLY

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Suman Kumar's  Response
THESE ARE SINUSITIS SYMPTOMPS
WHEN SINUS INFECTION OCCURS THERE IS BLOOD IN SPIT
DONT FORCE TO SPIT AS IT CAN DAMAGE MUCOSA OF THROAT
NO LUNG CANCER BE SURE
BUT SMOKING IS INJEROUS TO HEALTH STOP TO HAVE BETTER FUTURE
NOW TAKE METROGYL 200 BD FOR 3 DAYS
TAB ALLEGRA 120 MG BD
SYP PIRITON 1/2 TSF NIGHT
SYP GELUSIL 1 TSF TDS
APPLY NEOMYCIN H EYE OINTMENT IN NOSE BD
SEA WATER ROPS 2 DROPS AT EACH NOSTRIL NIGHT
METROGYL TO STOP AFTER 5 DAYS OTHERS AFTER 3 WK
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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