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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


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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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Can taking Advil pm over years cause me to have blood in my saliva when I spit?

Can taking Advil pm over years cause me to have blood in my saliva when I spit?

Saliva: It is unlikely that the medication would cause blood in your saliva unless you are dissolving the pill in your mouth, direct contact. You could have a gastric reflex problem that is affected by this medication and the blood coming from your stomach or throat. See your md. ...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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