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I am a smoker for may years.I spit up a little blood in a tissue a couple of times. Is this serious?

I am a smoker for may years.I spit up a little blood in a tissue a couple of times. Is this serious?

Maybe: Any smoker that coughs up blood deserves an evaluation. It may not be serious, but smoking greatly increases the chance of many cancers. Please strongly consider quitting! ...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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2 year old spit up a little blood, should I be concerned?

2 year old spit up a little blood, should I be concerned?

Spit up blood: Like most scenarios in pediatrics, the child's appearance is vitally important. A comfortable looking child is less worrisome. However, any patient of any age who spits up blood even once, should be examined by their doctor. Again, in the well-appearing child there's probably little cause for concern. But an exam is warranted. ...Read more

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I vomited 3 times yesterday and spit up a little blood at the end. Do you think I damaged something?

I vomited 3 times yesterday and spit up a little blood at the end. Do you think I damaged something?

Can't tell here.: Might have a laceration (tear) of blood vessel at junction of esophagus and stomach (mallory-weiss tear), inflammation of stomach, duodenum, ulcer of same. Call md. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you spit up blood after smoking?

What does it mean when you spit up blood after smoking?

Not good: Either a direct irritation , an infection a damage on airways by the chronic irritation ora cancer get expert evaluation rigth away. ...Read more

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Is it normal to spit up a little bit of blood after a tiny stab wound?

Yes: If you've been stabbed in the mouth. Not sure what constitutes a "tiny stab wound" but i'm going to go out on a limb and suggest you see a doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you spit up blood? It was thin and not thick that was coughed up.

What does it mean when you spit up blood? It was thin and not thick that was coughed up.

Bronchitis is the : Most common cause of bloody sputum ( bloody mucus produced by a cough ).The most common cause of bronchitis is the common cold.If persists, get evaluated. ...Read more

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Just had a tonsil/Adenoidectomy yesterday. Woke up to a small amount of blood I spit up. Is this normal?

Just had a tonsil/Adenoidectomy yesterday. Woke up to a small amount of blood I spit up. Is this normal?

Not unusaul: You can have a small amount of bleeding at times from the surgical site following a tonsillectomy, depending on the method used to remove the tonsils. If you get persistent bleeding or more than a couple of teaspoons you should contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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My 2 month old spit up a small spot of blood in her phlegm after violently coughing it out. Is this cause for concern? I only saw it once..

My 2 month old spit up a small spot of blood in her phlegm after violently coughing it out. Is this cause for concern? I only saw it once..

Cough: I am less concerned about the tiny amount of blood than the "violent cough" in a 2 month old. If it was just a single incident then ok, but if she is coughing that aggressively regularly she needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you spit up blood with mucus but your nose isn't bleeding?

Other causes: The bleeding may come from another source, such as the mouth, tongue, oral cavity, throat, esophagus, or lungs. Best to see an otolaryngologist to determine the cause of the bleeding. ...Read more

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I have very bad teeth. A lot of my back teeth are broken off. I have a metallic taste in my mouth. I also spit up a brown substance & a little blood.

I have very bad teeth. A lot of my back teeth are broken off. I have a metallic taste in my mouth. I also spit up a brown substance & a little blood.

Gum disease: You likely have bad teeth due to poor dental hygiene with gingivitis the complication. This in turn causes you to lose your teeth and the minute bleeding from chronic gingivitis causes the discolored discharge and the metallic taste. Since chronic inflammation from gingivitis is unhealthy, need to see dentist ASAP. He will also likely provide you with info to keep your teeth healthy in the future ...Read more

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Why do people spit up blood?

Why do people spit up blood?

Many possibilities: The most common cause of hemoptysis (coughing up blood) is bronchitis and tearing of small blood vessels that line the airways. Other infections can do it as can blood clots (pulm embolism), inflammation of the lung and cancers of the lungs. A chest x-ray is often very helpful to determine the source of the bleeding. ...Read more

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What can cause you to spit up blood?

What can cause you to spit up blood?

Coughing or spitting: If coughing that implies it is coming from lungs due to bronchitis, TB or even a tumor. If spitting it implies it is coming from GI tract. Either one requires prompt medical evaluation. If the amount is large go to the ED now. If smaller see primary care as soon as possible. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What could make you spit up bright blood?

What could make you spit up bright blood?

Spit + Mouth: If indeed the blood is from spit (mouth) you might have an infected tooth, periodontal disease, or soft tissue lesion. The blood could also be from a nose bleed or tonsillitis. If the blood is coughed up, it could be from the lungs or stomach (ulcer). This needs to be worked-up by an md. ...Read more

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What are some reasons you would spit up blood occasionally?

What are some reasons you would spit up blood occasionally?

Many: There are many reasons, but blood isn't supposed to be in your spit, so you need to get it checked out. There's a small chance this is an early sign of cancer. ...Read more

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How come chemotherapy patients spit up blood?

How come chemotherapy patients spit up blood?

Not a common thing: Chemotherapy does not cause patients to spit blood unless there is either ulcers in the mouth or very low platelet count, both of which are uncommon./. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause you to spit up blood?

Possibly: After vomiting you can develop small tears in the esophagus that can bleed. Also, more frequent alcohol abusers can develop ulcers. In any case, go see your doctor.. ...Read more