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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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Hi I hve two tooth extracted 1month ago. Today I notice blood in my spit is it normal?? blood repot is fine

Hi I hve two tooth extracted 1month ago. Today I notice blood in my spit is it normal?? blood repot is fine

It is not normal: Bleeding in your saliva can be a sign that you already have, gum disease. The bacteria and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked professionally by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more

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I had blood in my spit last week n. I stopped smoking. The blood has reduced to very small amt. Is it possible my lungs will heal itself?

I had blood in my spit last week n. I stopped smoking. The blood has reduced to very small amt. Is it possible my lungs will heal itself?

Needs evaluation: If you have been smoking a long time, congratulations on stopping. But if you have abnormal sputum, especially with blood in it, you need an evaluation. While it might just be some type of bronchitis which can improve now that smoking has stopped, it might be some other condition that you need help with. Start with your family doctor and follow his advice. ...Read more

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Hi. I have strep was given amoxicillin. 2nd time in 3 weeks. I have blood in my spit on a couple different occasions since morning. What can I do?

Hi. I have strep was given amoxicillin. 2nd time in 3 weeks. I have blood in my spit on a couple different occasions since morning. What can I do?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) my work: I have seen cases where you have to treat with something like Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). It may be that another bacteria in your throat is making a protein that breaks down the Amoxicillin thereby protecting the Strep organism. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) has something in it that stops this breakdown and should treat the Strep. ...Read more

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I just threw up and had blood in my spit I'm not dizzy or anything What should I do?

I just threw up and had blood in my spit I'm not dizzy or anything What should I do?

Monitor: If this happens again see you doctor for an eval. If things settle just be aware. And look for any other sign or symptoms ...Read more

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Saw a little streak of blood in my spit this morning, should I be concerned, it wasn't coughed up, it was sucked from nose and spit out. Is it cancer?

Saw a little streak of blood in my spit this morning, should I be concerned, it wasn't coughed up, it was sucked from nose and spit out. Is it cancer?

Not cancer.: Not to worry. An isolated streak of blood likely coming from the nose is normal. If it keeps occurring, which is doubtful, then have it checked out. ...Read more

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There was blood in my spit after I threw up very violently and now my throat feels a little sour. Wha to do?

There was blood in my spit after I threw up very violently and now my throat feels a little sour. Wha to do?

Blood in spit: Vomiting violently sometimes causes small tears in you esophageal muscosa which bleeds and you can see the blood in your spit like you described. If the bleeding stopped then it should heal automatically just stay away from smoking and drinking for sometime. If you are still bleeding alot of blood then you should go to the nearest ER ...Read more

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After vomiting I have bright red blood in my spit I just want to know if I should really be concerned and ask my family doctor?

After vomiting I have bright red blood in my spit I just want to know if I should really be concerned and ask my family doctor?

See a doctor: This concern needs to be evaluated with a more thorough history and physical exam. How often are you vomiting? Is there blood in the vomit? How much blood is in the spit? What color are your stools? Why are your vomiting? There are so many aspects that need to be clarified. Please schedule a consult either here on Health Tap or with your personal physician for a full evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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A month ago fresh blood in my spit in the AM. After my chest & throat felt itchy & burning. Just happened again after scratching throat.

A month ago fresh blood in my spit in the AM. After my chest & throat felt itchy & burning. Just happened again after scratching throat.

ACUTE BRONCHITIS: Your symptoms are consistent with acute bronchitis. You need to be reevaluated labs and CXR done to rule out pneumonia. You will probably need a course of antibiotics and a nebulizer to give deeper penetration for medication Please get evaluated promptly! If wheezing is progressive a course of steroids may be tried ...Read more

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After I throw up I can see blood in my spit. I can also see it in the back of my throat?

After I throw up I can see blood in my spit. I can also see it in the back of my throat?

Not uncommon: When someone vomits, a lot of acid gets up into the esophagus which can cause bleeding. Also the physical act of vomiting can cause some tearing of the lining too. ...Read more

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Just vomited violently and now my throat hurts a little and I saw a little streaks of blood in my spit after I was done throwing up. Is that normal?

See MD: A full history and physical is indicated including your social history, drugs, alcohol, tobacco use. You should see the MD promptly. Until then rest, and if you are tolerating a diet already, advance it slowly, take Nexium OTC and schedule a visit with a Gastroenterologist to be safe. Good luck. ...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