Scruboak Posted April 23 Share Posted April 23 Diagnosed with invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma solitary type in May, 2020. Scans have been mostly clear although they do think I might have two areas of mucus plugging (it looks like 4-5 mm nodules and one pathologist thought the newest nodule was an “endobronchial lesion” in what is left of the left upper lobe. My thoracic surgeon has been following me after left lower lobectomy with a return VATS procedure for “massive hemothorax” two weeks after the initial surgery. I’ve been getting CT scans every six months this past year due to the tiny nodules. For the past two weeks I’ve been waking with a slight cough that produces bloody sputum. It happens only in the morning when I first clear my throat - no problems the rest of the day. I don’t feel sick really although I feel fatigued a lot which I attribute to anxiety, I’m using a humidifier at night. It does seem to be just sitting in my throat every morning and is easily coughed up. I contacted my medical team at UCHealth via email last week - no response yet. I am scheduled for a CT scan with contrast on May 1st - routine. I feel like I want my thoracic surgeon to know about this development so that, at least, the pathologist who will interpret the CT will have knowledge of this daily bloody phlegm concern. Any suggestions, experience with hemoptysis? The amount is just enough to color a blob of phlegm - sometimes rusty red, sometimes pink. TMI?! LouT 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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