I am really worried and am hoping for some helpful answers and reassurance.... I had been suffering with asthma
(hadn't had in a long time) and recently had a little streak of blood in my phlegm.
I immediately went to the ER and had a chest x ray and it came back normal. Anyway, he said it was asthma and to follow up with my pulmonologist. I did, he then diagnosed me with bronchitis and gave me levoquin (never had a cold prior to this, so being diagnosed with bronchitis was strange)....
Anyway, finished antibiotic and I never really got better. Asthma continued and I had a little pink stuff in my phlegm, had a panic attack because I was terrified it meant something sinister and awful and ended up in the emergency room. They did a chest CT scan this time which ALSO came back normal and no abnormalities...
Well, I am freaking out because I continue to have phlegm and a little tiny bit of a blood streak in it. I want desperately to believe that I am ok and don't have lung
cancer or anything awful, but when I see it, I freak. What could be causing this???? I do have allergies and post nasal drip and asthma, but why the little bit of blood? I do not smoke, I hardly drink and I am a 37 year old female. I used to smoke in my college days, but that's it.
Anyway, I am terrified... can you please help? I feel like I cannot even enjoy the holiday with all this panic. Would something awful like lung cancer have shown up on my Chest CT scan or X ray or what could this be?
Please respond. I am so worried. Thank you.