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Is There Blood In Saliva
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
Gum disease likely: Understanding that you need a complete and thorough exam to be sure, in the vast majority of cases, blood in the saliva would be from periodontal (gum) disease- either gingivitis or periodontitis. There are many other dental and medical causes, so it is imperative that you first see a dentist to accurately determine the cause and refer you to a physician only if necessary. The sooner the better! ...Read more
I have noticed very little blood in saliva immediately after smoking. No other symptoms. I'm 27 and average smoker. Please help I'm worried.
Blood in saliva: I recommend a careful and complete examination of your mouth and throat by an Otolaryngologist or oral surgeon. At your age I don't expect there is any serious pathology. This is also a great opportunity for you to permanently discontinue smoking or using any tobacco products. ...Read more
High risk behavior?: Your query implies high risk behavior that puts you in contact with a variety of bodily fluids. Take extra precautions please! If you don't trust the contact individual in question, then DON'T take a chance! If you think you've been exposed, get tested NOW & start treatment if positive. And, please be responsible not to put others at risk if you may even remotely have chanced an infection. ...Read more
Hi I have been waking up in the mornings with blood streaked saliva, the blood is bright red. No cough or anything just bloody saliva when I wake up.?
Gingivitis? Nasal?: If you're not coughing up the bloody saliva, it probably is coming from somewhere in the mouth or dripping down from the nose. If it's your mouth, maybe gingivitis (gum inflammation). Wherever it's coming from, this should be professionally checked; see your doctor. Most such cases aren't serious, but you shouldn't take the chance. Good luck! ...Read more
HIV is hard to get: Probably seconds... If that. This persistent question is getting tiresome. Please state your real purpose for repeatedly asking this type of question. Why, at 70, are you persistently and rudely ignoring the repeated answer? ...Read more
No, but...: A true thyroid cyst does nothing and are just there. When they get big (not ...Read more
In migraines I make myself vomit to feel better, but after every vomit I spit up blood in saliva. Which is fine after 10 mins. Vomits r often forceful.
OK, but not repeated: It's very common for people to have some bleeding after vomiting forcefully. The esophagus is irritated and bleeds. Fortunately, it is a constrictor muscle, so it stops its own bleeding. For this to happen once or twice is not harmful. However, constant irritation of the esophagus can lead to other health problems, so it is not something you want to happen frequently. ...Read more
Is there a urine, blood or saliva test to check adrenaline levels - my doc prescribed 10mg amitriptaline for better sleep but w/o checking anything?
Avoid sleeping pills: We do not normally measure adrenaline. If symptoms are of anxiety (fear, panic, tremor, sweating, fast heart, etc) and insomnia then there are lots of treatments, including amitriptyline. But best to focus on non-drug interventions for sleep (see: http://goo. Gl/jcscx) and anxiety (see: http://goo. Gl/aibdp). If these fail, then there are very effective psychological treatments too. Good luck! ...Read more
Periodental abcess. Started amoxicillin today had one dose. Little blood in saliva. Is this okay? Afraid I may accidentally swallow pus by accident.
Ok to swallow pus: If just starting antibiotic treatment for a periodontal abscess (gum infection), it sounds expected for there to be a little blood or a little pus in the saliva. It is ok to swallow one's own mouth blood or mouth pus, because one's stomach will just digest the stuff. Swallowing it and digesting it is simpler and cleaner than spitting it out. Also, spitting it out can scare and disgust bystanders. ...Read more
Possible infection: Tough to say, could be a minor infection, . ..Viral v. Bacterial. If not better soon, get eval. ...Read more
I have blood in saliva only in the morning. Frequent heartburn. Smoker. Sinus problems. No pain or sign of ulcer. Psychically fit 25yr/male?
Pain in cheek for several weeks. Nil fevers. Now blood in saliva. No mouth sores. Voice changes. Difficult swollowing. What are possible causes?
I sometimes wake up to blood tinged saliva, 2day it was a dot of clot along. I hav urge to clear throat n I guess sinus. Is it something concerning?
Bleeding: Any bleeding should be investigated and treated. Could be as simple as gum infection or as complex as tuberculosis, just to name a few possible causes. See both your Dentist and your Physician to begin the diagnostic process. ...Read more
Hi good morning, my husband feels something got stuck in the throat since one month associated with halitosis and blood in saliva morning?
Could be gum disease:
Periodontal disease can cause bleeding gums and halitosis. I would recommend he has his gums looked at by a dentist to see if the bleeding is in fact from the gums.
You want to rule out other conditions like oral lesions which can cause bleeding as well. ...Read more
Foul smelling sputum. Some blood streaks saliva in morning 1month+. What tests should I ask for after ct scan was clear? Chest pain after sugar (mild)
Have a chest pain and blood in saliva when I stretch the chest. Ct shows a calcified left hilar node. My free CA is 135mmol what can it be? Unknown tb
Possibly TB: Calcified nodes in chest indicate old TB, but blood in sputum is indicative of active disease. The doctor needs to examine you and take a complete history, review available XRays, CT and lab results for a proper diagnosis and recommend a regimen of treatment that should take care of this. Your family members need to be tested and treated as needed. Congestive Heart failure needs to be ruled out. ...Read more
From one week I spit blood with saliva from my mouth. What is the cause? I have pain in the throat? Is it because of hubble bubble (shisha)?
Not sure.: Since you have been spitting out blood for a week, you should see a doctor asap, preferably family medicine or ent. ...Read more
Lungs, heart both fine. Blood in saliva. Tooth broken at gum line and one broken in back of mouth. Used to smoke. Still use ecig and vaping.
10 years ago saw ENT for streaking of blood in saliva. It was burst vein in throat. Now the vein bursts easily when I cough hard. Is this Normal?
Small fresh blood in saliva in morning. CT scan and bronchoscopy - no findings. 6 months on and still happening. Could it be esophagus? ENT found vein
Causes: This would need further exploring. It seems you have had an extensive work up and it has been negative so far. I would suggest this could be allergy related. ...Read more
The past few days I've had a sharp pain in the left side of my throat like a ulcer, I woke up today with a sore throat and a bit of blood in saliva?
The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more