A 17-year-old female asked:
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17, female. i noticed that, when i suck on my tongue and spit out, i find small streaks of blood in my sputum... why is this? thanks

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
A bit of digging: Suggests that this might be due to superficial irritation of your tongue made worse over a night perhaps from open mouth sleep. Some tongues may have slightly unusual surface sensitivity. If you are troubled, see a Dr or ENT. If not, don't draw it out by sucking hard and try some sucking lozenges to keep mouth moist/closed during sleep. Best wishes.
Answered on Jun 23, 2015

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