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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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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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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