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Riverdale, MD
A 28-year-old female asked:

Upon wakening ive been having a metallic taste in mouth and back pain so i spit and there was blood in spit but when i coughed it was brown specks so im not sure if its from my lungs or my mouth i had a chest x-ray and cbc on 7-16 normal what isit?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Any abnormal bleeding warrants an evaluation. It would be prudent to see your doctor and ascertain if you need to see a chest specialist or a dentist. Wish you good health!
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Metal taste: Usually means you have a bleed somewhere. Could be anything from gum disease to TB to Covid-19 to lung disease, to oh so many other possibilities. You'll need to be examined by A General Physician or specialist Gastroenterologist or Pulmonologist,AND your General Dentist or a specialist Periodontist.
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Last updated Aug 12, 2020


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