Hi all - this is a strange post I know, but I promised the oncologist and consultant that I saw that I would post when I got time. When I saw them I was asked what symptoms, if any, I had noticed before my CT scan and cancer diagnosis. I had very few. I already had a persistent tickly cough for years (side effect of blood pressure medication) and it just got worse and more persistent. Then there was the occasional breathlessness which I put down to being unfit. (I had damaged my left hip and knee walking the dogs, and hadn't done any even gentle exercise for months). But the other thing I had noticed - which I laughed about when trying to explain it - was that at night, when I lay down, apart from coughing a bit more for a while, I had a "crackling" sensation in my mouth/nose on the exhale. Now, they said that a few other patients had mentioned this in passing, and they wondered if anyone else had? Anyone else on here had the same "symptom"? (I think they MAY be wondering if it could be another early sign of lung cancer?)
Content on HealthUnlocked does not replace the relationship between you and doctors or other healthcare professionals nor the advice you receive from them.