A 41-year-old male asked:
As i cleared my throat i started to taste blood. when i spit it out the saliva had a red tint to it. i feel fine. not coughing. i have bad allergies in general?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sue Ferrantianswered
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
There could be several different etiologies to having blood in saliva. It could be something in your mouth bleeding-like gums, teeth, tongue. You may have a sinus problem causing some post nasal drip that has blood in it. Or, it could be coming from your airways. If the blood recurs of worsens, see your doctor so it can be diagnosed and treated. Best of luck to you!
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Dr. Neil McLeodanswered
Prosthodontics 51 years experience
Clearly you have bleeding somewhere, may be a slight bloody nose, or you may have coughed roughly. If it continues please get checked.
Answered May 03, 2021
Last updated May 17, 2021
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