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Itchy throat, pain, swollen tonsil due to smoking weed. Spitting streaks of blood. Anything serious?

I smoke weed everyday for the past 3yrs and i am 22, lately i have had an itchy throat with slight pain, but no coughing. One of my tonsils seems to be swollen. Its started two days ago and i was not worried at all and smoked as usual until today when I noticed i spit blood out with phlegm; they were streaks and seem to be coming from my throat. It ia not continues but has happen a few times today. I am planning to see a doctor as soon as i can, but could this be something more alarming where id have to seek urgent care?
Asked On : Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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hi friend
you smoke... not good
you have blood spitting means hemoptysis in medical term .......not good again
your tonsil is swollen, may have infection.smoking causes various problems.
you smoke for may cause laryngitis,sore throat,varios lung problems that may be serious.
but please dont panic.
consult a ent specialist as early as possible.
may need some investigations.
please quit smoking from now.
you are the best person who can quit(as you smoke for 3yrs only).
i hope you will get rid off your problems very soon.
with regards dr surajit
Answered: Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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