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A month ago fresh blood in my spit in the AM. After my chest & throat felt itchy & burning. Just happened again after scratching throat.

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

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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


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What exactly does it mean when you are spitting blood up when coughing?

What exactly does it mean when you are spitting blood up when coughing?

Airway bleeding: This may be from the lungs or bronchus, or another sourse causing blood to enter the airway and produce a cough. Best to see an otolaryngologist to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been randomly spitting blood for a year and its all the time help?

What to do if I have been randomly spitting blood for a year and its all the time help?

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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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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Chest pains, shortness of breathe and spitting blood?

Chest pains, shortness of breathe and spitting blood?

Go to the Doctor: Please sign off of the internet and get yourself to medical care today. ...Read more

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I had bronchitis last january. I am spitting blood right now when I cough. What could it be?

I had bronchitis last january. I am spitting blood right now when I cough. What could it be?

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

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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?

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

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What does it mean if I keep spitting blood from my mouth?

What does it mean if I keep spitting blood from my mouth?

Not normal: 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

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I was diagnosed with Acid Reflux - Why am I spitting blood? What can I do to prevent it?

I was diagnosed with Acid Reflux - Why am I spitting blood? What can I do to prevent it?

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

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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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Does spitting blood mucus means ulcer?

Does spitting blood mucus means ulcer?

Possibly: Spitting up blood, vomiting or coughing up blood are all serious issues. You should get this checked out. There are many potential causes and ulcers are one of them. ...Read more

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What could be responsible for spitting blood without having any cut in mouth?

What could be responsible for spitting blood without having any cut in mouth?

Bleeding gums: 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!
Good Luck

Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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Throwing up blood with black stuff and now spitting blood what's wrong with me?

Throwing up blood with black stuff and now spitting blood what's wrong with me?

Urgent: Vomiting blood can be very serious also black material partially digested so been bleeding for awhile. May be ulcer swallowed blood from nose bleed. Visit your emergency department today. ...Read more

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Can spitting blood be a heart problem? If so, could you give me the most common one?

Can spitting blood be a heart problem? If so, could you give me the most common one?

Almost never: Hemoptysis can occur in advanced cases of rheumatic heart disease with mitral stenosis. It's very rare. It is much more likely that you're spitting blood from a bronchial cause. The commonest cause is acute bronchitis and is benign. ...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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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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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

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

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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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Can spitting blood be a cause of autoimmune disease, aids, or cancer? Just asking. Thanks!

Can spitting blood be a cause of autoimmune disease, aids, or cancer? Just asking. Thanks!

Not enough info: Blood could be coming from mouth, throat, upper airway, lungs, stomach. Did you cough it up? Vomit it up? Or neither. There are lots of possibilities depending on source and amount. Many are benign. ...Read more

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I really need some answers! Why am I still spitting blood after my wisdom teeth were taken out?

I really need some answers! Why am I still spitting blood after my wisdom teeth were taken out?

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

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My husband has lupus, has been spitting blood and is having pains in his stomach that come and go. What could this be?

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

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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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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?

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

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I have a dentist appointment today I want her to do root canal for broken tooth but for a week I have been spitting blood can she do root canal?

Depends: There are several reasons why you might have blood in your mouth. Some are serious. See your dentist right away to find out where the blood is coming from and then proceed with the root canal. ...Read more