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Last 2 weeks I have had a horrible cough with blood spit up, sometimes. I feel very weak and can never catch my breath. Any suggestions?

Last 2 weeks I have had a horrible cough with blood spit up, sometimes. I feel very weak and can never catch my breath. Any suggestions?

Need to be seen: These are concerning symptoms that require an urgent medical evaluation to rule out infection, malignancy and other potential lung problems. Call your doctor to schedule an urgent visit or proceed to the ER. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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25 year old 9 year smoker quit 2 mnths ago, wake up tasting blood, spit blood, 3 e.r. visits, no xrays, lungs sound clear, lung cancer? Gums bleed easy

25 year old 9 year smoker quit 2 mnths ago, wake up tasting blood, spit blood, 3 e.r. visits, no xrays, lungs sound clear, lung cancer? Gums bleed easy

Blood: The blood you are tasting iscoming from your gums. Smoking can cause poor dental hygiene. You may bave gingivitis. See your dentist for help ...Read more

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He is diabetic now he's pooping blood, spitting up blood, losing weight, fingertips numb & having problems w/ feet.?

He is diabetic now he's pooping blood, spitting up blood, losing weight, fingertips numb & having problems w/ feet.?

Doctor can evaluate: A person who is newly pooping blood and spitting up blood needs an evaluation in the ER, or with a GI (gastroenterologist) doctor right away. The ER is usually the best place to get care for a new case of blood coming from the mouth and the anus. ...Read more

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Blood in spit, is it from gums or throat?

Blood in spit, is it from gums or throat?

Gums: The most likelly source is your gums. Have a dentist check out your gums as it could be an indication of gum disease. ...Read more

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My father experiences blood in spit up, while coughing. He is a smoker. Occasionally) what can it be?

My father experiences blood in spit up, while coughing. He is a smoker. Occasionally) what can it be?

Allergies to cancer: If your dad is a smoker and seeing blood when he coughs it could be as innocent as irritation to the sinuses or as deadly as a cancer. He should consult his physician and be checked to find the cause. ...Read more

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Is blood clot spit normal after tonsilectomy?

Yes: For a short while after surgery.
Discuss with your surgeon - there is likely a mouthwash/ rinse protocol that can be suggested to help. ...Read more

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Blood in spit after drinking. Happened 4 times. Did not drink that much. No vomit just spit.?

Blood in spit after drinking. Happened 4 times. Did not drink that much. No vomit just spit.?

Blood: If you can tell for sure that fresh blood is coming from your mouth and not your stomach, bronchial tubes or lungs, then a careful examination of your mouth and back of your nose by an Otolaryngologist is advisable. A dentist can determine whether you have gum disease as a cause. If you have black bowel movements, bleeding from the upper digestible tract is likely. ...Read more

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Just had a tonsil/Adenoidectomy yesterday. Woke up to a small amount of blood I spit up. Is this normal?

Just had a tonsil/Adenoidectomy yesterday. Woke up to a small amount of blood I spit up. Is this normal?

Not unusaul: You can have a small amount of bleeding at times from the surgical site following a tonsillectomy, depending on the method used to remove the tonsils. If you get persistent bleeding or more than a couple of teaspoons you should contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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My breath smells, I do not eat junk food. When I get up in the morning I find small quantity of blood in spit. Why is it so?

My breath smells, I do not eat junk food. When I get up in the morning I find small quantity of blood in spit. Why is it so?

Perio issues?: You most likely have neglected your teeth and gums and have some form of periodontal (gum) disease. You may also have cavities. When was your last dental checkup and cleaning? See your dentist to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Previously I had blood in spit for a month doc gave anti biotics now I dun see blood. Does that mean the anti biotics worked, ? Doc says it must be.

Previously I had blood in spit for a month doc gave anti biotics now I dun see blood. Does that mean the anti biotics worked, ? Doc says it must be.

Find the real reason: Antibiotics are for infection. Period. Some have other indications but, in the absence of known infection, they should be avoided. You need to find out why you had blood in your saliva/sputum. This can be serious so, you should see your im physician immediately. If your doctor is giving you antibiotics for no reason, consider switching... ...Read more

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What can recurring blood in spit indicate? Chest X ray normal. Cause of concern?

Any source: The blood could be from any source from the mouth, throat, voice box, lungs or esophagus. It is unlikely that it is cancer at your age, but most people should not have blood. Find out where. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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What to do if I have red bleeding gums, bad breath, blood in spit what is it?

What to do if I have red bleeding gums, bad breath, blood in spit what is it?

Find a DDS: Although there are possible medical reasons, it would be important to be sure you are following a home care regimen that includes proper brushing and flossing. You should seek the help of a dentist so that any hardened plaque (called calculus) can be removed. The calculus will continue to irritate your gum tissue and can only be removed professionally by a dentist or hygienist. ...Read more

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My husband is an alcohic, he has some blood he spits from his mouth but is not vomiting up blood? He is 40 years old

My husband is an alcohic, he has some blood he spits from his mouth but is not vomiting up blood? He is 40 years old

Doctor: Alcoholism can effect the liver and the organs connected with it. Blood can get too thin. The veins in his swallowing tube can get big, like varicose veins in the legs, and he could bleed from those. See a doctor for an evaluation if he would. It's easier said than done that he needs to stop drinking. He needs to work on it every day. Aa is a good start. Therapy with aa is better. All the best! ...Read more

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I'm having symptoms of blood in spit, gassy stomach, achy back. Any ideas what this is?

I'm having symptoms of blood in spit, gassy stomach, achy back. Any ideas what this is?

See your doctor: It could be inflammation of your stomach, possibly an ulcer causing the stomach pain. I'm not sure about the blood in your spit unless you are having nausea and vomiting up blood, in which case you should go to the ER asap. ...Read more

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Burped and it's burned. Spit out blood streaked spit for 10 minutes afterwards. Chest pain. Is this GI or lung related? Could it be blood clot in lung?

Burped and it's burned. Spit out blood streaked spit for 10 minutes afterwards. Chest pain. Is this GI or lung related? Could it be blood clot in lung?

Probably GI: Given that it began after a burp and burning. Burping may be associated reflux of stomach acid up into the esophagus, causing burning due to the irritation of the delicate lining of the esophagus. This irritation & resulting inflammation can result in bleeding. GI bleeds can be very serious and even life threatening. A blood clot in lung usually causes rapid heart rate and shortness of breath. ...Read more

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I've had GIRD for years & recent diag. W/ Barretts. I just awoke w/ terrific acid reflux burning in throat, red blood in spit.& burning in rt chest.?

I've had GIRD for years & recent diag. W/ Barretts. I just awoke w/ terrific acid reflux burning in throat, red blood in spit.& burning in rt chest.?

See your doctor.: It is not normal to have blood in your saliva or to have the new onset of right-sided chest pain despite presumed treatment for your chronic Gerd. Because of the acute change in symptoms, I would see your doctor or a gastroenterologist as soon as you can. I would see them soon, but in the meantime I would add in in chewable antacids such as Tums (calcium carbonate). Good luck. ...Read more

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What can recurring blood in spit indicate? Chest X ray normal. 20 year old male, never smoked, no family history of lung cancer

What can recurring blood in spit indicate? Chest X ray normal. 20 year old male, never smoked, no family history of lung cancer

Oral blood: Anytime there is recurrent blood in oral secretions, a thorough exam is in order. While many doctors immediately consider chest or respiratory causes, there are oral gum and tooth conditions, such as periodontal disease or gingivitis which can be the source of blood. In addition, nasal or sinus disease may result in oral blood. See your dentist, and go from there. ...Read more

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Sore throat since 2-3 days no fever or no cold but little bit of blood in spit 2 times. Is this anything to worry about?

Sore throat since 2-3 days no fever or no cold but little bit of blood in spit 2 times. Is this anything to worry about?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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I have been having blood in spit for 3 months. Yeaterday, I got chest ct scan and x-ray. Both were normal. Any risk of lung cancer?

I have been having blood in spit for 3 months. Yeaterday, I got chest ct scan and x-ray. Both were normal. Any risk of lung cancer?

Remote, but: With negative scans, very remoted. But there is a reason for the blood. Insist on further workup, including GI and ENT docs. ...Read more

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I had blood in spit from mouth after sneezing. No cause found. I got a chest xray. But I am still worried about lung cancer?

I had blood in spit from mouth after sneezing. No cause found. I got a chest xray. But I am still worried about lung cancer?

Very unlikely: You are very, very unlikely to have lung cancer. Stop worrying about one episode of blood in spit.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Had blood in spit. Hard palate spotted red, but my throat/chest has been irritated off and on for more than a month. Also have brkn tooth and GERD.?

Had blood in spit. Hard palate spotted red, but my throat/chest has been irritated off and on for more than a month. Also have brkn tooth and GERD.?

See below.: The causes of blood in the saliva can be from the mouth, throat or even lower down in the intestinal or respiratory tract. You should speak with your doctor and be examined to find out for sure. ...Read more

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