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A 19-year-old female asked:

Had a nose bleed held my head back the blood got into my mouth i panic and swallowed it omg i'm pregnant will me swallowing my blood hurt the baby?!!!

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
No.: Swallowing your own blood is harmless.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
You should be fine: Swallowing too much of your own blood can make you nauseous.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
No: Blood has lots of nutrients. It is fine to swallow blood when one has a nosebleed. The stomach digests the blood for its nutrients. Swallowing blood is better than spewing nosebleed blood all over one's hands, clothes, furniture, carpeting, carseat, etc...
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Last updated Aug 9, 2016

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