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Blood In Saliva Causes
Gum disease likely: Understanding that you need a complete and thorough exam to be sure, in the vast majority of cases, blood in the saliva would be from periodontal (gum) disease- either gingivitis or periodontitis. There are many other dental and medical causes, so it is imperative that you first see a dentist to accurately determine the cause and refer you to a physician only if necessary. The sooner the better! ...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
Is foamy saliva and a metallic/peroxide taste in my mouth a cause for concern? No blood. But when I notice it, I also feel hot/anxious.
No, but...: A true thyroid cyst does nothing and are just there. When they get big (not ...Read more
Pain in cheek for several weeks. Nil fevers. Now blood in saliva. No mouth sores. Voice changes. Difficult swollowing. What are possible causes?
Blood in saliva. Chest pain comes and goes. Quit smoking 4 years ago. No obvious cause. Have GERD. Could it be something else? Worried about cancer.
I'm 27 found blood in my saliva off and on when I wake up but why is my phlegm CLEAR though? . No cough and I cant identify cause. CT scan - 2 3mm PFNS
Blood in mouth: In my experience appearance of blood in the mouth upon awakening in the morning and no evidence of coughing up blood, is usually due to bleeding which originates in the mouth or back of the nasal passages. I recommend a thorough examination by an otolaryngologist. ...Read more
I often wake up every morning with saliva mixed with blood in my mouth (i think it comes from my throat). Happens only when I wake up. W causes this?
See below: You could be biting your tongue, cheeks, or lips. ...Read more
From one week I spit blood with saliva from my mouth. What is the cause? I have pain in the throat? Is it because of hubble bubble (shisha)?
Not sure.: Since you have been spitting out blood for a week, you should see a doctor asap, preferably family medicine or ent. ...Read more
Can B12 deficiency cause upset stomach, red rashes or spots on the back of my palm, sore nd tingling tongue with occasional blood in saliva nd weakness?
Yes: All of those symptoms can be attributed to vitamin B12 deficiency. With the exception of the rash and spots they are classic signs of this problem. If you suspect that you may have a deficiency and you can't attribute it to poor diet/absorption, too much alcohol, or over use of anti acid drugs see your doctor for a proper work up and diagnosis. ...Read more
A lot of things: First, it would help to know where the blood is coming from. Do you have bleeding gums? Do you have nose bleeds? Do you have any symptoms of a stomach ulcer or reflux? If you're having bleeding gums or nose bleeds in your sleep, you could have a condition causing your blood to not clot properly. There are numerous causes of this and you should see your doctor and have this investigated further. ...Read more
Many causes: Obviously an injury to the soft tissues of your mouth or teeth can cause bleeding such as biting your tongue, a mouth ulcer, or dental work. An injury to the lungs or trachea would produce blood with coughing. And an injury to the esophagus, stomach, or upper small intestine such as an ulcer, varicose veins, or trauma may also produce this as well. When in doubt, visit a doc. ...Read more
Bleeding taste can be a sign that you already have, gum disease. The bacteria and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked professionally by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today!
Is a very common periodontal (gum) disease that causes bleeding, redness and swelling of your gums.
You may not have pain and be aware that you have the disease, but you should address this issue seriously. It can lead to advanced gum disease and tooth loss if untreated.
Rec.: see your dentist asap. ...Read more
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
Angina bullosa often: Called blood blisters, medical term hematoma, due to bleeding from capillaries which remains trapped beneath surface mucosa due to either local capillary issue or injury resulting in blister which then fills with blood from local capillaries. From description hemangioma might also be possible, yet unlikely, would not be black. ...Read more
I get blood on my pillow, from my mouth, each morning I wake up. What is the cause and what should I do?
Bleeding gums?: This usually means bleeding gums, so your first move should be to see a dentist. If gum inflammation doesn't explain it, your nose and sinuses are the next most likely possibility. I'm guessing the dentist will find the explanation, but if not, see a doctor. In the meantime, don't be overly worried. Most likely it is nothing dangerous. Good lucik! ...Read more
Cheek bite: Do you remember biting your cheek? A cheek bite can cause this and this will heal in a few days. If you did not bite your cheek, have lots of pain, or it does not heal quickly then you shoud see a dentist for an exam and find out what this is. ...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
I had the taste of blood in my mouth so I spit in the sink and there was a very small dot of blood in it, is this a cause for concern?
Depends: If you have poor oral hygiene and it's been a long time since your last dental visit, the bleeding is likely caused by gum inflammation. You need dental care ASAP. If you are in good dental health and can't account for the bleeding with a recent injury like biting your cheek accidentally, go get it checked out. ...Read more
See your PCP: There are many causes of dry mouth including: mouth breathing, certain medications, lifestyle (smoking) and systemic illnesses. Some causes are easily correctable, others are more difficult to treat. Taking good history may be helpful to find the cause and can be of significant value when treating dry mouth symptoms. See your PCP. ...Read more
Not sure: A doc needs to look at that. ...Read more
Got small sores that come and go in the mouth. Usually come one or two and disappear. With red bumps filled with blood. What may be the cause?
Currently waiting for a colonscopy, all bloods fine, FOBT pos, I cut my finger and put my finger in mouth, could this cause a pos result? Just a smal
Unlikely: After small cut on finger and you put finger in mouth, it would be unlikely to have fecal occult blood. Also depends on the time between putting finger in your mouth&getting FOBT. At age 29, it is unlikely to find a serious cause such as cancer. 24-48 hrs before the test you should avoid certain foods & meds (your dr. Should have given you a list).If list was not given have test repeated. Best wishes ...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
I woke up w blood blisters on the right side of my mouth, what could have caused that and is it ok?
Pemphigus: Blisters in the mouth, inlcuding those that have blood in them and then go away on their own, might be a sign of what's called vesiculobullous eruptions. They are usually of unknown cause, might be autoimmune, and are difficult to diagnose without a biopsy and special staining techniques by a pathologist familiar with oral lesions like these. ...Read more
Un healing mouth cyst blood fills then burst antibiotics don't work what could be cause of this im 16?
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more
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