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Fresh Blood In Spit
A month ago fresh blood in my spit in the AM. After my chest & throat felt itchy & burning. Just happened again after scratching throat.
ACUTE BRONCHITIS: Your symptoms are consistent with acute bronchitis. You need to be reevaluated labs and CXR done to rule out pneumonia. You will probably need a course of antibiotics and a nebulizer to give deeper penetration for medication Please get evaluated promptly! If wheezing is progressive a course of steroids may be tried ...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
Get checked out!: This may be due to problems with your teeth, sinuses, lungs, your esophagus, as well as other causes. It is getting no better, so the problem is not going away. It could be something very serious and you don't want it to get worse or get to the point where no treatment is possible! See a doc. Go to your health department, who can do some initial screening tests for free or no cost. Get started! ...Read more
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See doctor...: Coughing up blood, called hemoptysis, is usually due to bronchitis. However, it can also be due to malignancy. So, you need to see your doctor to rule out malignancy and treat the underlying disorder. The bronchitis from last january may be unrelated. If you are a smoker, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation. If you are short of breath or coughing a lot of blood, go to the er. ...Read more
So I had a tonsillitis about a week ago. It was cured after 5days because of the meds, but then yesterday I started spitting blood. Help pls?
Prob NL recovery: This is prob normal. Your scabs on your tonsils are drying up & sloughing at about this time into your recovery. So minor bleeding is OK. Watch for sig bleeding though. Any sig bright red bleeding or pumping blood is an emergency. Get to the ER ASAP if you see that kind of sig bleeding. Eat a soft diet - nothing that could scratch your scabs. And you could gently swish & swallow ice water. ...Read more
You need to determine where the blood is coming from. Could be your gums, could be from stomach, nose, sinuses, etc. Seek a medical and a dental consult asap.
Feel better soon... ...Read more
Spitting blood: Spitting up blood can be a serious complication of acid reflux - if the blood is arising from your esophagus or your stomach, then you have a bleeding source that needs immediate attention. If the blood is from a tooth or you bit your tongue, then it will stop. So, check your mouth - if no bleeding source present, you must be seen asap. Gastritis, esophagitis, or an ulcer must be assessed ...Read more
My father experiences blood in spit up, while coughing. He is a smoker. Occasionally) what can it be?
You could have bleeding gums which can often be present without pain. I would begin by seeing your dentist. IN ANY CASE your symptoms are not normal and you must get the bleeding tracked down!
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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
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
Beed sick for 2 weeks now im spitting blood in mu muice what should I do took theraflu and mucanix and sinece meds got a fever of 102.0
You: You need to go to the er immediately. Being sick for two weeks, and now with vomiting or coughing up blood is serious and you should have an immediate and complete medical evaluation. ...Read more
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
hi doc! I have recently been spitting blood. When I spit out I am seeing traces of blood. It occurs usually in the morning. What could be the reason?
See MD: This is something that you should be seen by MD for as soon as possible ...Read more
A wound is left: Where the teeth were. Follow dentist's written instructions after an extraction. Avoid strenuous activity to include heavy lifting. Take it easy. Avoid activities that create suction (smoking or sucking from a straw). Don't swish vigorously. Avoid alcohol ; hot beverages. A soft or liquid diet would be good. Your dentist/ oral surgeon likely provided you w gauze to apply pressure for bleeding/. ...Read more
My husband has lupus, has been spitting blood and is having pains in his stomach that come and go. What could this be?
SLE: Doesn't sound like a primary lupus issue but could be related to his medications or over the counter issues or a whole host of other things. He should see a doc in person to explain the story better. ...Read more
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
Left supracavicular swollen my left shoulder hurts when I breath deeply hurt a lot can't sleep from that side I'm not coughing but I'm spitting blood?
Be seen: Swelling above your clavicle and spitting up blood are not normal. Be seen promptly. All the best. ...Read more
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
Hiv eia 17 days (-ve), HIV RNA PCR 33 days (-ve). Hiv chemiluminescence (-ve) after 14 months. After that can spitting blood be caused by hiv?
Not likely: If you are spitting blood something quite serious is going on, but it is not likely due to HIV infection. If you had aids due to HIV (and this would be far too early even if you were infected, which you are not), then some of the opportunistic infections or tumors due to immune suppression might cause hemoptysis (blood in sputum). Go see a doctor. ...Read more
I've had bulimia 16 years, last night I vomited a piece of what I believe was stomach or esophgus tissue, and then was spitting blood- possible?
Bulimia: You need to seek medical help. Asap. ...Read more