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Blood In Mouth
Cold: There are sources of blood, like the stomach, the lungs and the nose and posterior pharynx. In time of cold or upper respiratory infection, there is mucous which is thicker than the plasma. This draws the fluid from the blood vessels in the nose and the pharynx which are to the surface and they can pop and hence you cough up blood. If possible other causes, please go see your doctor. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
MD & Periodontist: See your md for evaluation of your diabetes and see a periodontist and possibly prosthodontist. Your tissues may be adversely affected by the diabetes, and you may need to be followed by the gum tissue specialist (periodontist). If it is also a bite - related problem, see the prosthodontist. All 3 may work together to help you. Don't wait! Good luck. ...Read more
What causes you to vomit blood? Mmy mouth tasted metallic for 1 minute after that. Is this dangerous?
See your doctor: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more
Woke up with blood in mouth. I couldn't find the source of bleeding. I do have braces but this is very strange. Should I be worried?
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I have been feeling the taste of blood inmy mouth for a week but when I spit no blood shows but today I felt it again, I spit there was light blood?
Blood Taste: The most common cause of this is from the nose and sinus. I would suggest that you get evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Acute Bleeding: Or brb (bright red blood) is a sign of fresh and continuous bleeding. Darker blood is "older blood" and clotted blood. Blood can have a variety of shades, darker blood is de-oxygenated and "older blood". Utilize gauze with biting pressure for an hour and change as needed. Tea bag will also be helpful, tannin in the tea will help to promote coagulation. ...Read more
Lung microbleeds: Most often the problem is little hemorrhages from capillaries in the lungs that are under too much pressure as the right side tries to pump against a failing left side. Ordinary folks may experience this during extreme unaccustomed exercise. ...Read more
When, my nose has bleed I let it bleed because I hate taste of blood in mouth. Is it bad not to tilt your head back?
Quite the contrary: You should not tilt your head back, since you could choke on the blood. But you don't have to let it bleed, either. Pinch your nose, right at the middle of the bridge, and keep a firm grip for 10 minutes (watch a clock, it's longer than you think). The pressure will stop the bleeding. And be very gentle when blowing your nose and never pick it, since that's what causes most nosebleeds. ...Read more
When I'm asleep I sumtimes jurk shakes not knowin I'm doin it I have noticed a bit of blood in mouth or the pillow wot can this be?
You need to see doc: Although some sleep disorders could cause this, such as a rem behavioral sleep disorder, you could be having episodes of nocturnal seizure activity. Either of these could result in daytime risks, such as drowsiness and sleep attacks, and even episodes of lack of awareness. Would go to neurologist, get eeg or even overnight sleep study. ...Read more
I believe I suffer with aerosinisitus, is there any treatment I can try. On decent had terrible pain in forehead and blood in mouth next morning.?
WilliamTellOfFlight?: An arrow in the sinus must be pretty painful! In the other kind of sinusitis you're best preparing the day before and of your flight with a decongestant pill and spray (many OTC).That way the sinuses have their best chance of staying open so their pressures can equalize on ascent and descent. Same thing afterwards-but if it becomes a recurring problem despite those efforts, best to see an ENT doc. ...Read more
55 yo F with Barrett's. Take Omeprazole, sleep with CPAP. Wake up with blood in mouth weekly. Should I consider surgery for Barrett's?
I sneez daily. But have no flu, sometimes very rarely usually after couple of days I feel taste of blood in mouth &there is blood in spit.?
Sneezing: You might have an allergy causing your frequent sneezing. Try to think about what you have been exposed to in your environment before the sneezing started. The blood may be related to constant irritation of the nasal lining or could be related to an infection or nasal polyps. If the air is very dry in your home, consider using a humidifier. See an ENT or Allergist for further evaluation. ...Read more
I've had bleeding gums for 1 or 2 months now. Seems to be white stuff at the bottom of my teeth arou d gums and teeth. And wake up with blood in mouth?
Perio disease: Depending on your age and whether / not you have fever and malaise, it may be one of 2 things. Generalized periodontal disease or anug. Anug is very painful, smells bad, and you lose the gum tissue point between your teeth, among other symptoms. Periodontal disease may also have bleeding gums and accumulations along the base of the teeth. See your periodontist fot evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Can u get hiv from sharing hookah pipes eating utensils or kissing if hiv person has blood in mouth or on lips and u have cuts in your mouth or lips?
I have a fatty borderline enlarged liver from being obese. I have been waking up with very small amount of blood in mouth. Could this be cirrhosis?
I'm on berlinta blood thinner and have a stent in one artery and once in awhile I have this taste of blood in mouth and spit it out?
Had me left wisdom teeth removed 4 days ago. Swelling only went down today. Massive lump nowhere near extraction site & taste of rotten blood in mouth?
Not that unusual:
These could all be considered to be in the realm of 'post-operative sequelae'. The 'lump' may be a lymph node or a pre-op infected area. The taste of 'rotten blood' may just be associated with the blood clot that formed in the extraction site.
Rinse frequently with hot salt water. See the treating surgeon and ask if anything is out of the ordinary. ...Read more
Got hit in my face 3-4 days ago. Now have black eye. Bleed a bit from the nose then stop. Now see mucus/salive with small blood through mouth split. Er?
Nose or eye: There could be two reasons for this finding. First is that the trauma that you sustained could have also caused damage to the inner lying tissues of the nose or it can be due to the fact that the nasolacrimal duct which drains tears from our eye is draining blood from the eye. Either way you must see an ophthalmologist to get thoroughly examined. ...Read more
My migraine caused a nose bleed from the back of my nose two days ago and lately I have been tasting blood in mouth but I cannot see it in my mouth.?
boyfriend got into a fight and his face is swollen and around his eye as well on one side of his face (right) he is coughing up blood from mouth nose?
Facial Fractuures: He may have facial bone and dental fractures. Most likely a broken nose and eye socket or cheek bone. He may also have loose or broken teeth. He needs a physical exam and X-rays. If he has bone fractures, he will need surgery to prevent permanent deformity and disfigurement. ...Read more
My 20month old has low grade fever (101) swollen painful gums, crying constantly, not eating, blood in mouth after brushing, very bad breath.?
Get this checked: This sounds like stomatitis - a viral infection in the mouth that can be very painful and cause kids to become dehydrated. It is contagious, so I would keep your child home from daycare until it clears. See your doctor to make sure this is the diagnosis, and it's not something more serious. Also, your doc can suggest some medicines that can help the symptoms. ...Read more
I have huge swollen gland under right chin where the jaw starts under ear, blood in mouth and burning upper back pain right sided, and dizziness : (?
A black eye from hit. Bleed a bit from nose then stop. Eye has small red on the white back on the side. Mucus/saliva with small blood in mouth Spit. Er?
Need an eye exam.: It's prudent that you get examined by an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. The small red spot that you are describing sounds like a sub conjunctival hemorrhage which is due to a blood vessel that was damaged under the white membrane of the eye. In itself it's not dangerous but trauma to the eye may be associated with glaucoma, retinal tear, blood in the anterior chamber known as hyphema, etc. ...Read more
Occasional blood from mouth while early morning brushing and sore throat for 8 months what could be the possible reason. Very tensed kindly help?
I had blood from mouth after sneezing? Is it normal? I got a chest x ray and sputum cytology. Is that sufficient to rule out lung cancer?
Lung Cancer unlikely: You are too young to have lung Cancer. I would advise you to follow up with your doctor as to how he/she should monitor you further. It will partly depend on your future symptoms. If there is any more coughing with blood, then additional testing would be necessary. Otherwise you should do fine. But do not smoke! ...Read more
I've had open heart surgery about 8 years ago, aneurism repair and metal aortic valve replacement. INR is 2.1 (low), I wake up with blood in mouth, dark?
Contact your MD: Based on your health history and that fact that you have INR testing, you are likely taking warfarin or a different blood thinner in which case you should contact your doctor and let them know you are experiencing bleeding. It may also be a good idea to contact a dentist as it is not normal for your mouth to be bleeding and there may be an underlying teeth or gum problem causing this. ...Read more