Hi, For the last 4 or 5 days, I have
For the last 4 or 5 days, I have had a pretty severe cough. Feels very clogged and scratchy in my throat around the XXXXXXX apple. Cough is pretty unproductive so I have to really force the cough to try and clear. A couple of times over the last 2 days, I've notice a drop or two of blood in the sputum. Not every time when I can cough up the sputum, but I've noticed a drop or two of blood maybe 3 or 4 times in the last 2 days.
How concerning is this. I am a hypochondriac and worry about lung cancer or esophageal.
Had a lung xray maybe 18 months ago that was clear. Should I be worried.
CT scan of chest
As you are having unproductive cough and have noticed blood in sputum would advise you to under go further testing such as sputum for culture sensitivity and CT scan of chest
If any space occupying lesion found in chest scan then biopsy has to be done to rule out lung cancer