U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
NJ
A 60-year-old male asked:

Hi. at times late during the evening (after 9:30/10:00) i will notice that i can spit up blood in my phlegm, not coughing or coughing blood. if i swirl water and then go to bed, thank god it typically goes away. what could possibly be causing this?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Blood from mouth: Blood from the mouth can be from a number of causes to include mouth and gum area, your tube to the stomach (esophagus) or even you lung or airway. Smoking or heavy alcohol consumption can complicate this and requires your physician to review your history with you to see what next steps are needed to determine the origin of the blood.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jul 26, 2020

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.