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I m 30 n noticed blood in my spit n have stopped smoking for 3 days. There is still blood although not that much now. Will my condition heal itself?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Seek health care

You need to see a doctor. You could just have bronchitis (an infection) but it could also be much more serious.

In brief: Seek health care

You need to see a doctor. You could just have bronchitis (an infection) but it could also be much more serious.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends...

Congrats on not smoking! blood in your sputum, called hemoptysis, is a symptom which always requires a doctor evaluation.
The most likely diagnosis causing it is bronchitis but malignancy needs to be ruled out, especially in a smoker. Continue with smoking cessation but get this checked out asap!

In brief: Depends...

Congrats on not smoking! blood in your sputum, called hemoptysis, is a symptom which always requires a doctor evaluation.
The most likely diagnosis causing it is bronchitis but malignancy needs to be ruled out, especially in a smoker. Continue with smoking cessation but get this checked out asap!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Michael Erickson
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: See a Doctor

First off, congratulations for quitting smoking.
Even 3 days has reduced your risk of cancer and vascular complications related to smoking. It is important to identify where the blood is coming from. Is it gums, from a cough, or sores in the mouth? Smoking has immunosupressive properties and may cause sores. Talk to your doctor so you can determine the seriousness and identify a treatment.

In brief: See a Doctor

First off, congratulations for quitting smoking.
Even 3 days has reduced your risk of cancer and vascular complications related to smoking. It is important to identify where the blood is coming from. Is it gums, from a cough, or sores in the mouth? Smoking has immunosupressive properties and may cause sores. Talk to your doctor so you can determine the seriousness and identify a treatment.
Michael Erickson
Michael Erickson
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