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I taste blood in back of my throat and when I spit I see traces of blood. It comes and goes through out the day?

I taste blood in back of my throat and when I spit I see traces of blood. It comes and goes through out the day?

Number of Causes: The taste of blood and spitting traces of blood could be due to a number of different causes. The blood could be from a number of possible problems associated with the esophagus. A dental problem could also produce the taste and appearance of blood in the saliva. An evaluation with your primary care MD and dentist would be recommended if this has been an ongoing problem. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Why do I sometimes randomly taste blood in the back of my throat?

Why do I sometimes randomly taste blood in the back of my throat?

Post nasal: This may be from postnasal drippings from paranasal sinuses or from the back of your nasal passage. Sometimes excessive dryness from airconditioning is the cause. A sinus infection is another cause especially if there is associated mucus discharge, nasal congestion or headache. See your physician or an otolaryngologist if you have further concerns. ...Read more

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I have a tight chest with a dry cough but when I cough I can taste blood at the back of my throat?

I have a tight chest with a dry cough but when I cough I can taste blood at the back of my throat?

Get professional hel: Although it can be a sinus infection, any event where blood is involved should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Why do I taste blood in the back of my throat when running? After this happens I feel like I can't breath for a split second and heart rate spikes

Why do I taste blood in the back of my throat when running? After this happens I feel like I can't breath for a split second and heart rate spikes

@ your age U should-: -C a cardiologist for a stress test 2 make sure Ur heart is ok 4 Ur running. May taste blood or snot, & this can B from heat, high humidity. As long as U don't spit blood U should B ok. Pulmonary hypertension can cause bleeding in the lungs, just like thuorbred horses that race. If a horse bleeds, a vet must scope the lungs, & it actually bleeding, they R allowed 2 run on Lasix (furosemide). Pulm. Pressure dcrs ...Read more

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I can taste blood at the back of my throat. I had a nose bleed but that seems to have stopped now is it possible blood would still go down my throat?

I can taste blood at the back of my throat. I had a nose bleed but that seems to have stopped now is it possible blood would still go down my throat?

Very much so: It's possible if a "hearty" blood clot has formed in the anterior (front) part of your nose, no further blood will pass forward. But some residual ooze of blood may drip backwards or even some old blood clot may "travel" to the back of your mouth. ...Read more

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Is it normal to taste blood & feel it in the back of throat/nose? I have no visible blood other than feeling & taste. I also have a headache???

Is it normal to taste blood & feel it in the back of throat/nose? I have no visible blood other than feeling & taste. I also have a headache???

Taste of blood: You maybe having a posterior nose bleed. You need to have blood pressure checked in light of the headache. You also need to see your primary physician and probably an ENT physician. ...Read more

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Oftentimes I wake up with a blood taste in the back of my throat. What's wrong?

Oftentimes I wake up with a blood taste in the back of my throat. What's wrong?

Bloody taste: You need to see an ENT doctor for a complete exam. Blood in the mouth can be from many possible causes! ...Read more

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2 days ate food and taste tiny traces of blood taste in the back of my throat swallowing. List worse case scenario only please. (way back top area)?

2 days ate food and taste tiny traces of blood taste in the back of my throat swallowing. List worse case scenario only please. (way back top area)?

Not enough info: Your symptoms can be caused by innocent things like post nasal drip, or sinusitis. However, serious infections of the throat can also cause unusual sensations in the back of the throat. What do you mean by blood taste? Usually blood has a metallic taste from the copper that is in hemoglobin. ...Read more

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Just realized the taste of blood from the back of my throat is actually originating from my adam's apple area and not nasal. What does this mean?

Just realized the taste of blood from the back of my throat is actually originating from my adam's apple area and not nasal. What does this mean?

More info needed: You do not mention if you saw any blood. Of you saw blood, see a doctor. Bleeding from the esophagus, larynx or nose is not normal and needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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My nose bleeding badly and I have a blood taste in, the back, of my throat. What is wrong and what should I do?

My nose bleeding badly and I have a blood taste in, the back, of my throat. What is wrong and what should I do?

Stop the bleeding: Apply firm pressure by pinching your nose. Sometimes, blood drips down the back of the throat with a nosebleed and causes a metallic taste. Leaning forward slightly while you pinch both sides of your nose firmly just below the bony part for 5-10 minutes should help stop the bleed. If you have unusual bleeding at many body parts, see your doctor. If you bleed more than 20 minutes, see urgent care. ...Read more

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I keep smelling and tasting blood in the back of my mouth/ throat what could that mean?

I keep smelling and tasting blood in the back of my mouth/ throat what could that mean?

See details.: Blood has no smell or taste. You are imagining it. Have a doctor examine your throat if you are that concerned. ...Read more

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I believe I ate a piece of broken toothpick inside of a sandwich. Throat extremely painful and sometimes can taste blood.26yo f. What should I do?

I believe I ate a piece of broken toothpick inside of a sandwich. Throat extremely painful and sometimes can taste blood.26yo f. What should I do?

You could see an ENT: You describe symptoms that warrant a look in your throat. If you see an ENT, that area could be examined to see what is going on. ...Read more

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Dry coughing fr about 2wks and when I cough really hard for about 10-15sec I think I taste blood in my throat & my chest feel like on fire what's wrng?

Dry coughing fr about 2wks and when I cough really hard for about 10-15sec I think I taste blood in my throat & my chest feel like on fire what's wrng?

Bronchitis: There are a number of reasons that you could still be coughing after two weeks and from all the coughing you may have some bleeding from some small blood vessels that have broken. Some bacteria can also give a metallic taste and you may now have a secondary bacterial infection causing your cough. I think it may be time to see your physician to get a better answer and treatment. ...Read more

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Why almost everytime I go jogging I taste blood in my throat and sometimes I can spit it out or cough it up I want to know is it serious or not?

Why almost everytime I go jogging I taste blood in my throat and sometimes I can spit it out or cough it up I want to know is it serious or not?

See a doctor: Spitting up or coughing up blood can be a sign of a serious condition. You should definitely be evaluated to determine what is causing this problem. ...Read more

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I have really bad cough, my lungs hurt sometimes when I cough alot. Also I taste blood in my throat when I cough alot.?

I have really bad cough, my lungs hurt sometimes when I cough alot. Also I taste blood in my throat when I cough alot.?

Irritation: A persistent cough can strain your intercostal muscles, giving you the sense that your lungs hurt, and can irritate your upper airway giving you a bloody taste in your throat. However, if you develop shortness of breath, wheezing, fevers or worsening cough, seek medical attention to rule out pneumonia or other infection. Take Care! ...Read more

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My nose has been running and I smell and taste blood in my nose and down my throat. What does could it be?

My nose has been running and I smell and taste blood in my nose and down my throat. What does could it be?

Epistaxis: Sounds like your nose is bleeding towards the back of your nose. You should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist (ent). ...Read more

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I've had a headache for about 2 days now and all of a sudden yesterday I could taste blood in my mouth and throat is there a reason why?!

Headache: It is important that you see a doctor or a dentist depending on where the blood is coming fro. This needs to be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Metallic Taste In Mouth (Definition)

A metallic taste in the mouth is an abnormal or unusual taste in the mouth, sometimes ...Read more