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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 are there small traces of blood in my saliva, accompanied with tiny red spots on the back of my hand

Why are there small traces of blood in my saliva, accompanied with tiny red spots on the back of my hand

Platelet disorder ?: Bleeding and red spots may indicate a problem with clotting of blood. May be related to platelet disorder. Suggest you see a hematology specialist. ...Read more

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Find blood in my saliva every morning soon as I wakeup?

Find blood in my saliva every morning soon as I wakeup?

Probably gingivitis: Since it happens every morning we can eliminate post extraction bleeding ..... Which leaves gum irritation or infection as the most likely cause. You need to see your dentist to be evaluated for and treated for possible periodontal disease. (infected gums). ...Read more

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I am 22 yrs old I noticed blood in my saliva in the morning wen i spat What can be the reason ?

I am 22 yrs old 
I noticed blood in my saliva in the morning wen i spat
What can be the reason ?

Probably nothing: It's likely nothing to worry about. How is your oral hygiene? If your gums are a bit reddish, then a drop of blood mixed w/ ur saliva may seem like a lot of bleeding. Make sure you brush & floss well regularly & your gums' health will improve. If you r a smoker, sometimes a drop of blood from throat due to irritation can show up with your saliva & seem more than it is. See ur dentist if continues ...Read more

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I have been waking up in the mornings with blood in my saliva, it is flemy and quite thick for the first spit then one or two spits later it is gone,?

I have been waking up in the mornings with blood in my saliva, it is flemy and quite thick for the first spit then one or two spits later it is gone,?

Concerning : Certainly there should not be blood in your saliva when you wake up... Although this can be as simple as from a bloody nose where you might have swallowed blood- you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have noticed slice of blood in my saliva when i spit. And i also feel slight pain in my chest region. What do I do?

I have noticed slice of blood in my saliva when i spit. And i also feel slight pain in my chest region. What do I do?

Get checked: Suggests you may have a chest/lung process going on and may need an xray, but definitely should get physical exam to determine source of symptoms. ...Read more

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No cough or chest pain 49yrs old non smoker for 11 months now .I use electronic smoke now.Noticed blood in my saliva somtimes. Plse help?

No cough or chest pain 49yrs old non smoker for 11 months now .I use electronic smoke now.Noticed blood in my saliva somtimes. Plse help?

Get checked out: Blood could be coming from your mouth, gums, throat, back of your nose, and even your lungs. You need to see a doctor to make sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more

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I had blood in my saliva for the first time ever! it definantly came from my throat! what could it be?

I had blood in my saliva for the first time ever! it definantly came from my throat! what could it be?

Are you sure?: It is not always easy to determine where blood in your mouth came from. You should see your physician and your dentist as soon as possible to consider all possibilities. It may or may not be serious and therefore checked out right away. ...Read more

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When i throw up is very yellow,and after im done throwin up n spit some saliva,i see blood in my saliva,what could cos dat?

When i throw up is very yellow,and after im done throwin up n spit some saliva,i see blood in my saliva,what could cos dat?

Wretching: When you throw up stomach contents (yellow gastric juice) and wretch it can cause a small tear or irratation. Drink plenty of fluids to rehydrate and see your doctor. Consider birth controll to prevent future pregnancy and pamper and protect your body. ...Read more

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I am spitting up streaks of blood in my saliva. I did throw up pretty violently right before but there was no blood in it that I could tell. ED time?

I am spitting up streaks of blood in my saliva. I did throw up pretty violently right before but there was no blood in it that I could tell. ED time?

Yes: Hemetamesis and hemoptysis is vomiting and coughing up blood. Throwing up can sometimes rupture blood vessels in your esophagus or if you have a cough blood vessels can rupture. Nonetheless it is recommended you go to the emergency room for a more complete history and physical for this symptom. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 27 found blood in my saliva off and on when I wake up but why is my phlegm CLEAR though?. No cough and I cant identify cause. CT scan - 2 3mm PFNS

I'm 27 found blood in my saliva off and on when I wake up but why is my phlegm CLEAR though?. No cough and I cant identify cause. CT scan - 2 3mm PFNS

Blood in mouth: In my experience appearance of blood in the mouth upon awakening in the morning and no evidence of coughing up blood, is usually due to bleeding which originates in the mouth or back of the nasal passages. I recommend a thorough examination by an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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I wake up everymorning with some blood in my saliva. I usually brush my teeth before going to bed and i spit some blood while brushing . Is it a gum disease?

I wake up everymorning with some blood in my saliva. I usually brush my teeth before going to bed and i spit some blood while brushing . Is it a gum disease?

Yes: The term "gum disease" covers a wide range of problems from mild to severe. Bleeding is an indication of inflammation in the gums. Probably due to plaque build up in an area that you can not effectively clean at home. In sever cases the bleeding can be profuse and there can be infection occurring. It sounds like your problem is mild to moderate. Go to the dentist or periodontist. ...Read more

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Ever since this morning, I've been having a little blood in my saliva from my throat. Now my throat is a little sore in the front. Should I be concerned? I'm a non smoker.

Ever since this morning, I've been having a little blood in my saliva from my throat. Now my throat is a little sore in the front. Should I be concerned? I'm a non smoker.

It is a gum disease: Blood in saliva can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more

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I have severely swollen tonsils can barely swallow blood in my saliva. I don't have a fever or any flu like symptoms. The pain is unbearable and can b?

I have severely swollen tonsils can barely swallow blood in my saliva. I don't have a fever or any flu like symptoms. The pain is unbearable and can b?

Get to UC clinic: or call your pCP- may be a tonsillar abscess and certainly "sounds" like a severe throat infection. Call for an appointment or go now! ...Read more

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I have occasional blood in my saliva NOT DENTAL - chronic sinus problems and asthma - former smoker - worried about lung cancer but no other issues. ?

Hemoptysis?: Is the blood really in saliva? Or in mucus coughed up from below? Coughing up blood (hemoptysis) is often minor, and can occur with bronchitis. But you are correct to be concerned it could be more serious, including cancer, tuberculosis, and other infections. Don't take chances: see your doctor soon. ...Read more

Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more