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A 62-year-old male asked:

Very good evening doctors. how would i know if occasional blood in my saliva/sputum with no cough at all and no feeling of fever could be a pulmonary/lung cancer problem or a gum/dental issue? i am on plavix 75mg and aspirin 81mg and i have stents?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Go see your Dentist to evaluate for gum disease. If present, may want to see a bone/gum specialist, a Periodontist. If gums healthy, see your GP.
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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Since you are on blood thinners, the blood in your mouth is most likely from gum disease. Go to your dentist for a deep cleaning or if necessary to be referred to a periodontist.
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Last updated Feb 28, 2022

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