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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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Mouth (Definition)

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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Why do alcoholics cough up blood?

Why do alcoholics cough up blood?

Esophagus....: Alcoholics can have bleeding from the esophagus due to abnormal veins, called esophageal varices. These abnormal veins can then bleed, sometimes catastrophically leading to death. When they bleed, it can look like the person is coughing the blood even though it is originating in the GI tract or, they can actually aspirate some of this blood and then cough it up. ...Read more

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Why do some people throw up after they eat?

Why do some people throw up after they eat?

A primitive reflex: The vomiting reflex is controlled by two units in the brain medulla--one receives nerve impulses from the GI tract, the other is a chemical receptor. Both have nerve connections to not only the GI tract (pharynx, mesenteric vessels, bile ducts) but also from brain corticobulbar areas that mediate smells, sights, & taste. Thus, vomiting apparatus responds to a variety of GI & brain inputs. ...Read more

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Why do I spit up blood when I brush my teeth?

Why do I spit up blood when I brush my teeth?

Inflammation: Blood means inflammation and generally comes from periodontal inflammation. This ranges from simple gingivitis (gum inflammation) to more serious periodontitis (infected pockets below the gumline with gum and bone loss). See your dentists for helpful treatment and tips to get this under control. ...Read more

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Why do some people throw up when waking up?

Why do some people throw up when waking up?

GERD: Does complain of burining in her chest, upper abdominal pain at bedtime? Chiledren ande adults with acid reflux show symptoms nausea and vomiting in the morning. It's best to consult your doctor to confirm this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why do some people faint when they see blood?

Why do some people faint when they see blood?

Involuntary: vasovagal reflex- see blood: brain causes a drop in BP- absolutely involuntary. ...Read more

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When you blow your nose why do blood come out?

When you blow your nose why do blood come out?

Blood from nose: if the inside lining of the nose is dry or irritated the force of blowing the nose could cause a small nose bleed. If you have seasonal allergies---the allergies cause a histamine release which causes the blood vessel to bleed easier ...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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Why do i spit up after eating?

Need more info: Really need more details but sounds like you need to get to your doctor for an exam ...Read more

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Why do do we cough blood when we're sick?

Why do do we cough blood when we're sick?

Not normal: Coughing up blood is not normal, and needs to be evaluated. Yes it can occur sometimes with a lung infection but it should be considered a serious condtion that requires a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I throw up blood and bile evey morning?

Why do I throw up blood and bile evey morning?

See your MD ASAP!: It is never normal to throw up blood. If you are, you should see your doctor immediately. If you cannot get an appointment to see them today, you should go to the emergency room. Do not delay. Good luck. ...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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I do spit out blood mostly when I wake up from sleep and I'm worried about it?

I do spit out blood mostly when I wake up from sleep and I'm worried about it?

If not teeth: then the most likely diagnosis would be a nosebleed that is happening in sleep and you are just getting the accumulated blood out of your throat when you awaken. ...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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Why do people's eyes tear up when they yawn?

Why do people's eyes tear up when they yawn?

Teary eyes with yawn: As you yawn, you're squeezing the lacrimal ducts in the eyes and that makes the tears back up into the eyes, hence the increased fluid in your eyes. ...Read more

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I wake up in the morning and start to profusely cough until i cough up and spit out phlegm. If i don't spit it put it triggers me to vomit .?

I wake up in the morning and start to profusely cough until i cough up and spit out phlegm. If i don't spit it put it triggers me to vomit .?

Cough needs eval: If you're having daily cough it's important to be eval by your doctor. May be post nasal drainage which is treated with anthistamines. Or even acid reflux which is treated by otc meds like Prevacid or prilosec. Also need to r/o infection. More concerning would be the possibility of asthma if this is chronic. It is not unusual for cough to lead to vomiting reflex. Chest x-ray or pft may help. ...Read more

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