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A 25-year-old male asked:

25 year old 9 year smoker quit 2 mnths ago, wake up tasting blood, spit blood, 3 e.r. visits, no xrays,lungs sound clear, lung cancer? gums bleed easy

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Doubtful: Got your last reply-Thanks. As stated, would be very unlikely it's lung cancer, but if you are indeed spitting blood,it's most likely from the gum issue. It would not be unreasonable to get a C-Xray with your smoking history, more to calm your anxiety. But as stated, best thing you ever did was STOP smoking!
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Blood: The blood you are tasting iscoming from your gums.Smoking can cause poor dental hygiene. You may bave gingivitis. See your dentist for help
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
First Things First: Congrats on quitting. You need to get all of your health issues addressed. Start with your teeth and gums. The smoking wreaks havoc on the soft tissues, and i'm sure you've got gingivitis, if not periodontitis. Let a local dentist examine you and advise you of what you need to do to get your oral health back. All the best...
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Gingivitis: Bleeding gums are worth paying attention to; they might be a sign of gum disease or gum infection. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. Quitting smoking, it's one of the best things you can do for your health. Keep up a good job!
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Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Congrats on quitting smoking! YOU ROCK!
Nov 20, 2014
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin commented
Pain Management 37 years experience
Provided original answer
Ditto!
Nov 20, 2014
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