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Lightheaded,chest pain,shortness of breath and spitting up small amounts of blood for months now all scans/test normal, what could this be? So scared

Lightheaded,chest pain,shortness of breath and spitting up small amounts of blood for months now all scans/test normal, what could this be? So scared

Difficult to say: Specially when you state that "all scans/test normal". However, make sure that you were tested for autoimmune disorders such as Lupus. Also, get a second opinion and carry your medical records with you for easier access to your future consultant(s). ...Read more

Spitting Up (Definition)

Spitting up is normal for babies, and is usually nothing to worry about. Excessive spitting, however, can be ...Read more


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I'm getting abdominal pain in the lower left and I spit up a small amount of blood, I was wondering what the cause might be?

I'm getting abdominal pain in the lower left and I spit up a small amount of blood, I was wondering what the cause might be?

Abdominal pain: The question will be is the blood related to the pain if it is then you should get more immediate attention. The blood could be dental issue and the abdominal pain separate cause so get check from your local pcp to see if they are related or two different issues ...Read more

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Is spitting small amounts of blood dangerous?

Is spitting small amounts of blood dangerous?

To whom?: Spitting blood is never good. This requires a full detailed evaluation to determine the source of the bleeding. Could be from the gums, the throat, you may be bringing it up from the GI tract, and hopefully not from your lungs. Please go see a doctor asap and get this worked out. ...Read more

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My wife spits out very small amounts of blood every morning when she cleans mouth, what it could be?

My wife spits out very small amounts of blood  every morning when she cleans mouth, what it could be?

Abnormal: Needs to see a doctor . We don't know what is the source of the blood? Gums, throat, lungs, stomach, or a blood / coagulation problem? Hence it's best to be examined ...Read more

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Can masturbation cause you to spit blood? I've been spitting small amounts of blood after doing it and even without doing it in the evening hours.

Can masturbation cause you to spit blood? I've been spitting small amounts of blood after doing it and even without doing it in the evening hours.

Hemoptysis: Coughing up blood is never normal. If this has been occurring for a while, you should see your doctor to find the cause of the bleeding. Masturbation does not lead to this symptom. ...Read more

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Keep waking up with a bad taste in my mouth and spitting out very small amounts of blood in the morning. What could it be?

Keep waking up with a bad taste in my mouth and spitting out very small amounts of blood in the morning. What could it be?

See your dr: Having a funny taste in your mouth, and spitting up blood is not normal. So it's best to go to your doctor, and let s/he look into this deeper, and see exactly what is going on. S/he will have to do a physical exam, and may need to refer you to an ENT doctor if warranted. Finding the source of the bleed is important! then, you'll know the cause. ...Read more

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Since Monday I have been throwing up yellow bile, spit/mucus and small amounts of blood are in the mucus. This happens when I wake up. Meaning? help

Since Monday I have been throwing up yellow bile, spit/mucus and small amounts of blood are in the mucus. This happens when I wake up. Meaning? help

Stomach trouble: You likely have an irritated esophagus and/or stomach area. Please contact your health care provider for assessment and treatment. ...Read more

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Felt sick while sleeping, woke up, throw up nothing but air, after puking i spit small amounts of blood with saliva from throat ? What could it be ?

Felt sick while sleeping, woke up, throw up nothing but air, after puking i spit small amounts of blood with saliva from throat ? What could it be ?

It could be: Quite a few things which would depend upon much more detail, and an exam. The actual details of the vomit are not as important as the fact that it is occurring. If this keeps up i would recommend a trip to your doctor, or a competent urgent care center, or ed. ...Read more

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This doesn't happen every morning but on some mornings when I get ready to spit out mucus its mixed with a small amount of blood I haven't been coughing?

This doesn't happen every morning but on some mornings when I get ready to spit out mucus its mixed with a small amount of blood I haven't been coughing?

Get it checked.: Blood from any body site is a danger signal and should be checked. However in your case it may be from inflamed nasal passages with post nasal drip, inflamed gumbs, inflamed tonsils etc but you would most likely have symptoms. This is definitely something you should discuss with your doctor. Please get checked by your physician! ...Read more

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17, female. I noticed that, when I suck on my tongue and spit out, I find SMALL streaks of blood in my sputum... Why is this? Thanks

17, female.
I noticed that, when I suck on my tongue and spit out, I find SMALL streaks of blood in my sputum...
Why is this? Thanks

A bit of digging: Suggests that this might be due to superficial irritation of your tongue made worse over a night perhaps from open mouth sleep. Some tongues may have slightly unusual surface sensitivity. If you are troubled, see a Dr or ENT. If not, don't draw it out by sucking hard and try some sucking lozenges to keep mouth moist/closed during sleep. Best wishes. ...Read more