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why is there blood in my spit

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
20 years experience Holistic Medicine
Where is it from: You should figure out if the blood in your spit is from your mouth including gums, from your upper airway (i.e. Nose) or from your throat or if you ar ... Read More
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Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Blood: If it is in your saliva, it could be from a tooth, a cut in the mouth, biting your tongue. If it is from your throat, it could be from your nose (pos ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Blood: Needs to be evaluated for esophagus/stomach and lung problems-contact your doctor please
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Evaluation : Please see your physician. The conditions associated may include blood from nasal passages or the lungs. If the bleeding recurs, see a physician right ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Erickson
8 years experience General Practice
See a Doctor: First off, congratulations for quitting smoking. Even 3 days has reduced your risk of cancer and vascular complications related to smoking. It is imp ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Not usually: Fresh blood in your saliva can mean so many things, guessing over the internet is not prudent. Chances are is is not coming from the extraction sites. ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
31 years experience Sleep Medicine
Common: It is not uncommon to see that but you should see a doctor especially if secretions are yellow green.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience Family Medicine
Blood in Sputum: You need to be checked. Blood in sputum can be a sign of cancer, & you are at increased risk because you smoke.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) my work: I have seen cases where you have to treat with something like Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). It may be that another bacteria in your throat ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Monitor: If this happens again see you doctor for an eval. If things settle just be aware. And look for any other sign or symptoms
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
I think: you should have your Dentist check this one out! Blood in Saliva is generally from intra-ORAL disease (eg: Periodontal Disease) Hope this helps! Dr Z

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