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Painful chest, lymph nodes in neck painful, collar bone pain, cough, phlegm. Smoked marijuana. Damaged lungs?

I have been having pain in my lungs upper chest moving from the top of my left lymph node on my neck to my collar bone running along my jugular. I cough up phlegm that's white with greenish brownish speckles and have been for past 3 weeks but only minor amounts, I have been smoking marijuana for the past year and decided to quit and be done with this drug as I'm finished with this phase in life now I regret and hope I won't suffer repercussion. I'm 21 male 155 5'9, I use a bong for inhalation to purify but the smoke being heavier then air make have damaged my lungs with the massive hits I used to take using ice to cool the smoke. PLEASE HELP
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Hi and thanks for the query,

There are three main conditions to be evaluated for and excluded under these circumstances. Pulmonary Tuberculosis, a tumor due to past history of smoking and lymph nodes and chronic bronchitis. A chest X ray, cytology of the phlegm, firoscopy and lymph node biopsy, based on other indications and findings that shall be seen on a clinical evaluation should give a good orientation with respect to diagnosis and management. History of fever, coughing for more than 3 weeks, recent travel, weight loss and night sweats might be interesting to know about.

Booking an appointment with a pulmonologist could be a brilliant idea. Thanks and kind regards.

Bain LE, MD.
Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
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