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I Am Spitting Blood
I just vomited 45 minutes ago, and i was spitting up blood. I just stopped spitting up blood to now mostly normal spit. Am i okay now?
Hematemesis: Vomiting blood is a serious concern. Any time this occurs you should see a doctor right away. It is possible to have significant blood loss very quickly and this could be life threatening. It also needs to be determined where the blood is coming from. It could be the stomach, the lungs, the esophagus or the back of your nose. Vomiting blood is a legitimate reason to go to the emergency room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gum Health: Usually but not always, when a person spits up flecks of blood after brushing their teeth, this could mean that a person is exhibiting signs of advancing gum disease. Visit your dentist for a diagnosis. If the blood is coming from somewhere else, you must visit your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not normal: Please have this checked immediately.Get a more detailed answer ›
True, true, and...: ... Probably related. Smokers cough is very common, and though i can't confirm that this is related to "smokers cough", you should see your doctor and get tested for chronic bronchitis and a emphysema. Also, every smoker with a cough should get at least a chest x-ray. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Never normal: It is never normal to spit up blood. Contact your Obgyn who can arrange a referral to a gastroenterologist who can evaluate this for you. ...Read more
I am taking Accutane for two months now. Recently I am spitting blood coming from my throat. Is it normal?
Maybe: Accutane can and does cause dryness of the nasal mucosa. This can cause irritation and possibly easy bleeding. If this happens farther back in the nose then you could get a slight amount of blood in the back of your throat. This could show up when you spit. However, i really think you should have your dermatologist take a look. ...Read more
The top guess: Is that u have irregular menses do to irregular ovulation. If overweight and have bad acne, could be pcos. In any event, get on the pill, see doc too, get screened as indicated, but pill will help, take at night to reduce nausea and go with low estrogen if haven't been able to tolerate. It can take 3 months to regulate so be patient. Make sure your not anemic as well. ...Read more
See MD immediately: You need to see a urologist asap. This is urgent, and you need to have a hematuria (blood in urine) workup. You will need urinalysis/urine culture and urine cytology (looks for abnormal cells in urine), ct scan (or ultrasound) to see the urinary tract, and a cystoscopy (a camera to look inside the bladder. Are you a smoker? ...Read more
See a doctor: Sore throat and bleeding needs to be seen by a doctor. An otolaryngologist (ENT) can easily look in your throat to see where it might be coming from. The flexible scope is very easy to tolerate with local anesthetic. I have had it done many times to teach med students how to do it. It is usually nothing serious--bronchitis, nose bleed, etc. But you need to be sure. ...Read more
Pulmonary embolism: Coughing up blood occurs in some patients with pulmonary embolism. Treatment, if any, is determined by the amount of blood, and whether it continues, whether there are other concerns about the underlying lung, and is considered along with the blood thinners used to treat the blood clot in the lung. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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