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A 29-year-old female asked:

Lately i wakeup with a mouth of blood , what could cause this?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rebecca Canner
General Practice 26 years experience
A lot of things: First, it would help to know where the blood is coming from. Do you have bleeding gums? Do you have nose bleeds? Do you have any symptoms of a stomach ulcer or reflux? If you're having bleeding gums or nose bleeds in your sleep, you could have a condition causing your blood to not clot properly. There are numerous causes of this and you should see your doctor and have this investigated further.
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Dr. Ira Katz
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If it is not nose bleeds or the gums and you have a significant amount of blood in your mouth the list of possibilities is quite long and has some very minor to much more serious issues and should be checked as soon as possible.
Dec 9, 2016
Dr. Weili Sun
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Many: It could be bleeding from your gum (infection, inflammation), teeth, nose bleed (nose and mouth are connected). If it occur in more than one occasion, you should see doctor to exclude benign bleeding disorders such as low platelets.
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Last updated Dec 9, 2016
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