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    I just completed a 4 km cross country race and I came 57th. I usually come 1st or 2nd in practice runs but today my lungs started burning halfway through the race and I couldn't keep up. I never had such a problem before. Everybody expected me to do really well and that makes me feel like...well you know. But I am more concerned with my lungs. It felt horrible...I could taste blood and I was coughing frequently. By the time I finished the race I was breathing extremely rapidly and I could not take in large quantities of air as it hurt too much. Does this mean that I might have some respiratory problem/condition?
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    the fact you could taste blood is quite worrying. apart from nothing else sounds majorly bad. go to docs to get it checke dout though if your worried. Wen i was doin my army recruit run i felt exactly the same mate and the staff there said its normal. Sometimes as well the fact its cold gives u pains in ur lungs.
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    Yeah it was pretty cold today. I hope that's the only reason.
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    wow my lungs/ribs were killing while i was running today too,

    i was going to post about it, my chest felt really tight and i had been coughing lots when i got home the coughing has stopped a fair bit now tho. but it wasnt a coughing fit or anything just like im constantly trying to clear my throat ?

    weird
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    I always taste blood when I do maximal effort physical activity, its usually a result from not warming up properly. Did you also find that you had a really bad cough after the race?
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    Extremely bad cough! I had cough attacks nearly every 10 seconds and it was always 5-6 in a row.
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    I get this when its cold and i ride my bike.
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    It may be a bloodclot. Get it seen to.
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    hey now theres nothing wrong with 57th, be proud
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    Bearing in mind this is the worst case scenario - it could be a pneumothorax or collapsed lung... ??
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    (Original post by gordon_is_fit)
    hey now theres nothing wrong with 57th, be proud
    Yeah true...there are only 56 people in my school who did better than me.

    it could be a pneumothorax or collapsed lung... ??
    Now you've really got me worried. However, I feel perfectly all right now and I doubt it will happen again. One other reason could be that I only had 6 hours sleep in the 72 hours before the race...
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    I think you should go to the doc ASAP and probably call NHS direct, just in case.
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    I think you'd know if you had a collapsed lung somehow.
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    its probebly normal! i always taste blood after hard excercise, usually when not warmed up as said above, even from just playing a bit of netball lol. dont worry about it, if it keeps happeneing go see the doctor but its probeby normal
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    Wow tasting blood? That is so werid I have never experienced that!! Sounds yak. I normally just feel winded.

    Just win next time, that'll show um
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    Maybe worth seeing a doctor and getting a chest x-ray done !
 
 
 
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