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Mysterious blood appearing on pillow when I wake up now and then. Today a splotch about 1 in x 1 in. Should I be concerned?

Mysterious blood appearing on pillow when I wake up now and then. Today a splotch about 1 in x 1 in. Should I be concerned?

Nosebleeds: Are you sure the blood isn't coming from your nose. Nosebleeds can definitely occur insidiously at night. I would encourage you to take a look with a mirror in your nose and mouth(though it's unlikely from your mouth as you would often see saliva too). Also, have someone take a good look around your scalp to make sure there isn't a "hidden" lesion bleeding intermittently either. ...Read more

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I get blood on my pillow, from my mouth, each morning I wake up. What is the cause and what should I do?

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

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I wake up every morning with a little puddle of blood on my pillow from my nose. Could this just be from really bad allergies?

I wake up every morning with a little puddle of blood on my pillow from my nose. Could this just be from really bad allergies?

Could be: But there are many other causes of nosebleed that need to be investigated, best to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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I bleed from my nose a lot of times, sometimes I wake up with blood over me and all over the pillow.

I bleed from my nose a lot of times, sometimes I wake up with blood over me and all over the pillow.

Epistaxis: It is common and hereditary factor is the most common cause in healthy young patients on no medications. It is more common in winter months due to low humidity. Most can be cauterized in an ENT office. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with severe concussion (5 weeks ago). Woke up this am with tons of blood on my pillow, related?

Diagnosed with severe concussion (5 weeks ago). Woke up this am with tons of blood on my pillow, related?

Concussion & blood: Probably not related but you should seek an immediate evaluation to include a head ct scan and mri. If that checks out ok, the source of the bleeding should be identified. A comprehensive evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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I had I tooth removed two days ago. Front molar. Both nights I have slept since the procedure I woke up to blood on my pillow case. Is this normal.

I had I tooth removed two days ago. Front molar. Both nights I have slept since the procedure I woke up to blood on my pillow case. Is this normal.

Overnight: Overnight a minimal amount of blood can mix with your saliva and drool out of your mouth and onto the pillow case. If everything else is fine, this is not uncommon and nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Hello, yesterday I woke up with dried blood on my pillow and my ear bled for only a dew minutes longer when I woke up. What could have caused this? I

Hello, yesterday I woke up with dried blood on my pillow and my ear bled for only a dew minutes longer when I woke up. What could have caused this? I

Several causes: In your external or middle ear, you don't want to put anything in your ear for now, just clean, put a cotton plug, and see your doctor for assessment, best wishes ...Read more

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I woke up and there was blood on my pillow and then dry blood around and in my ear, no pain, and I use q-tips everynight... Any ideas of what it is?

I woke up and there was blood on my pillow and then dry blood around and in my ear, no pain, and I use q-tips everynight... Any ideas of what it is?

Yes: don't use tips in the ear canal. Bleeding could be from irritation of the canal. I suppose you are lucky it is not painful... ...Read more

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Woke up with blood on my pillow. How did I get a bloody nose in my sleep?

Woke up with blood on my pillow. How did I get a bloody nose in my sleep?

Bloody nose: Here are some possible reasons. Do any of them apply? Nose bleed reasons: nasal congestion or nasal dryness, ^ blood pressure, excessive use of decongestants, being at ^ altitude, trauma to nose, nose picking, or blowing the nose hard. Bacterial & viral infections can ^ risk as well as bleeding disorders. Recurrent nose bleeds may be due to broken vessel in the nose. ...Read more

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The past couple mornings I have woken up with blood mixed with drool on my pillow. I'm only 20 but I smoke. Why is this happening? I am concerned

The past couple mornings I have woken up with blood mixed with drool on my pillow. I'm only 20 but I smoke. Why is this happening? I am concerned

Blood not normal: Not sure why, but smoking will not help. If you have trouble taking deep breath or cough you may have lung infection as well. Or if sinuses really dry blood can come from nose. ...Read more

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My 19 year old boyfriend woke up to dark spots (blood) in his drool on his pillow. What could be wrong?

Many reasons: From nasal bleeding to gum problems, lip lacerations, self-biting, blood disorder and even cancer. Check with doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up with a bit of dried up blood and vomit on my pillow, was wondering what caused it?

I woke up with a bit of dried up blood and vomit on my pillow, was wondering what caused it?

? Alcohol: If you drank alcohol before going to bed, that may be the cause.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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5 year old had pulpotomy & crown 1 wk ago. No pain but blood on pillow @ night. Flossed it & looks like some gum peeled from under it. What's going on?

5 year old had pulpotomy & crown 1 wk ago. No pain but blood on pillow @ night. Flossed it & looks like some gum peeled from under it. What's going on?

Dental issue: It sounds like you should contact the child's dentist. If it's very worrisome, I would call the emergency line today, or if you think it can wait until tomorrow, I would call the dentist tomorrow morning. You can never be too careful with kids and dental issues. ...Read more

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Whenever I clean my teeth thereis always blood in them flowing. Always pillow cases are also soak with mostly blood so whay can I do?

Whenever I clean my teeth thereis always blood in them flowing. Always pillow cases are also soak with mostly blood so whay can I do?

Bleeding can be a : Sign of a few different issues. The most common of which would be periodontitis. The best plan would be to have dentist perform an initial evaluation & then as needed (which seems to be the case in your situation as you describe persistent universal gingival bleeding post brushing) they will refer you to a periodontist, who is a gum specialist, if it is not determined to be a more serious cause. ...Read more

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Last night, I have bite the one side of my tongue and when I woke up in the morning, my whole pillow was in blood. Now it's paining very much. Help?

Last night, I have bite the one side of my tongue and when I woke up in the morning, my whole pillow was in blood. Now it's paining very much. Help?

OUCH!: Tongues can be especially troublesome because they never stop moving and they are loaded with blood vessels! Most wounds will heal on their own, but you can help stop the bleeding by wetting a tea bag and applying it with pressure to the wound. If the pain does not subside, or bleeding doesn't stop, call your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have not had sex yet but while I was humping my pillow there was blood coming out from my penis!!! Help?

I have not had sex yet but while I was humping my pillow there was blood coming out from my penis!!! Help?

Here are some ...: Did you reach orgasm? If so, you just had hematospermia (blood in semen), which occurs too few men; although it usually poses no serious concern, it has not only annoyed & even terrified the affected men but dismayed & frustrated professionals because the extensive experience of decades failed to reveal any significant abnormality. Yet, it has been often treated with antibiotics & reassurance. ...Read more

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I have not had sex yet but while I was humping my pillow there was blood coming out from my penis, what to do?

I have not had sex yet but while I was humping my pillow there was blood coming out from my penis, what to do?

Here are some ...: What you described is termed as urethral spotting, which may suggest the occurrence of urethritis, urethral stricture, etc. So, go to see urologist for reviewing Hx, conducting physicals, and possible tests so to deduce possible diagnosis for providing possible Rx. Besides, practicing low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession will always help to live a long realistic life. ...Read more

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I accedentally touched my penis tip to pillow containing dried mosquito blood. What risk I have to get hiv. Plz rply asap im scared. Thnk u.

I accedentally touched my penis tip to pillow containing dried mosquito blood. What risk I have to get hiv. Plz rply asap im scared. Thnk u.

Wimpy virus: It is important to remember that viruses like hepc, HIV and others are strings of proteins that are connected by very weak bonds. They require many things to stay active and need living cells to reproduce and survive. Unless there was gross blood, mucous or some other organic substance from her body on that door and it got into your penis, the odds are very unlikely. ...Read more

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Blood clot in lower leg. When lying down can I use pillows to support? Or is it better without pillow support?

Blood clot in lower leg. When lying down can I use pillows to support? Or is it better without pillow support?

ELEVATION SHOULD: Help for comfort but also to take pressure off an inflammed, acutely blocked leg vein. Warm compresses also add comfort. ...Read more

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Is sleeping with a pillow under your knees really a blood clot risk? It's the only way I can sleep and now I'm terrified

Is sleeping with a pillow under your knees really a blood clot risk? It's the only way I can sleep and now I'm terrified

No: I am sorry that anyone troubled you with this silly old claim. By the way, have you tried stretching exercises before sleep? ...Read more

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Recently my 6year old son keeps getting nose bleeds and I don't know why. Its only at night. He gets blood all his pillow and his face at night.?

Recently my 6year old son keeps getting nose bleeds and I don't know why. Its only at night. He gets blood all his pillow and his face at night.?

Common: The delicate capillaries in the nose will often bleed from irritants in the air, fragrances, smoke, dust, etc. Kids rub their noses in their pillow & often trigger a bleed that stops before they wake. Nasal saline gel before bedtime, nasal wash and removing any airborne irritants all can help. ...Read more

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Had strep. Pneumoniae blood infection, treated. Got imported down feather pillows at same time. Is possible feathers transmitted germ/illness to me?

Had strep. Pneumoniae blood infection, treated. Got imported down feather pillows at same time. Is possible feathers transmitted germ/illness to me?

No association: Strep pneumoniae is a normal bacterium in the environment and carried by healthy people. It isn't caught from pillows, clothing, food, etc. You either were carrying it before you got sick or picked it up from almost anyone you have been around. For sure not from your imported pillows. Hope you've recovered well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Woke up with 3 inch circle blood on pillow and thru 3 sheets. I am 2 nd time heart paitent. 2011 was reconstructive valve surgery. Ottawa heart inst.?

Woke up with 3 inch circle blood on pillow and thru 3 sheets. I am 2 nd time heart paitent. 2011 was reconstructive valve surgery. Ottawa heart inst.?

Pillow?: From nose perhaps, any aspirin, anti platelets, or Coumadin (warfarin)?
Other meds?
Ear would be unlikely.
Mouth — any dental issues?
Bite of tongue?

Any nasal issues historically?
Be seen by cardiologist or surgeon and check labs and history and exam. ...Read more

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I have feeling of blood running into my head when sleeping and when I increase pillow height I feel comfortable. I have spondilitis is that the reason?

Maybe heart problem: Sounds like maybe raising the head helps blood drain, which might imply a kind of poor flow into or thru the heart. Do neck veins get big (jvd) without the pillows? Spondylitis is too general a term -is this referring to arthritis in the c-spine? If so I can't see how this would be directly related. Please provide more specific and descriptive detail about symptoms and other existing problems. ...Read more

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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?

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