I am new to this forum and just need some advice. I have been a heavy smoker for many years. Last Sunday the 18th I coughed up blood. I have been coughing up since -they seem to be little streak, look like a vein. It is not a lot of blood -small amounts in my sputum. I immediately gave up soking and as I am clearing my lungs there are small streaks still. I am actually too afraid to cough. I do not have any major chest pain, no pain in shoulders so I just do not know what is happening.
I am not wheezing and my chest is clear apart from the sputum clearing from my lungs cos os stopping smoking.
I went to my GP on Monday the 19th who looked at the photos of the sputum and did not act very worried but did send me up to Lincoln hospital for x rays which I had on the same day. That was Monday - I have waited everyday for some results. It is the 24th and still no contactfrom my GP surgery about the x ray results. I am terrified that I may have lung cancer.
The next day the GP will be open is 28th after the Christmas holidays. So I am left in a state and ruining my and my familys Christmas with my worry.
My issue is that I was under the impression that if there was anything serious found on the x rays it would be reported to my GP as quickly as possible and I would get a call. I have not heard from anybody and my GP actually only works as a locum at the surgery Monay and Tuesdays. So it was from Monday to Friday (yesterday) that I could be called and nothing.
Can anybody shed some light on the time it takes and if it is indeed true that when the radiographer finds a serious condition on the xray - should i know by now.
Any help or support would mean so much to me as I am just so worried.
Thanks all in advance.
Regards, Brian (46 years old)