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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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I have blood when i spit...What does that mean?

Clarification: Are you coughing up blood ? Are you spitting blood ? Is it one time ? One day ? Do you spit blood after brushing your teeth ? Do you have soar throat ? Do you cough ? All those have different implications. If you have spit blood only couple of time and then it stopped , probably it is nothing to worry . If you are coughing up blood or blood streaked sputum then you need to see your doc. ...Read more

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There's blood in my spit. Is this normal or should I be worried?

There's blood in my spit. Is this normal or should I be worried?

Where is it from: You should figure out if the blood in your spit is from your mouth including gums, from your upper airway (i.e. Nose) or from your throat or if you are producing sputum from your lungs that has blood in it. If coming from your mouth or nose and you can identify where it is coming from (a sore, dry nose, etc) then you will want to find out how to stop it. If from your throat or lungs, get checked. ...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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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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I spit out blood right after smoking a cigarette?

I spit out blood right after smoking a cigarette?

That's bad.: Generally speaking, we doctors like when blood stays inside the body. When a smoker has an episode of bleeding like this, despite your young age,,it deserves an investigation into cause. You should be seen by ENT and Pulmonologist right away. ...Read more

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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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What to do if i'm spitting out a bit of blood in the morning?

What to do if i'm spitting out a bit of blood in the morning?

Hemoptysis: You need to see you doctor for a complete history and physical to include X-rays and skin testing for tuberculosis as a beginning. Good lick ...Read more