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Blood in the mouth in the morning due to unknown reasons - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   this morning I woke with a bad tasting sticky coating in my mouth, I than realized it was bloody but I could not find a source of bleeding. What is this?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read ur query
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   57
Doctor :   this could be either a sputum or vomitus which might have some specks of blood , if you had an episode of violent coughing
Doctor :   do u have any fever , cough, chest pain lately ?
Doctor :   Are u there ?
User :   It was full blood and it took 5 tissues to clear
Doctor :   have you had any such episodes before ?
User :   I am diabetic and am being treated for svd and blood pressure
User :   no I have not had it happen before
User :   I have no fever
User :   cough is just spiratic
User :   no chest pain
Doctor :   in case it was full blood, it might be due to vomiting of blood, which can occur in case of gastric ulcers, esophageal varices , alcoholic liver disease OR .....
User :   is it a hospital concern
Doctor :   If you have coughed it up, it could be due to pneumonia, or bronchiectasis or lung cancer
Doctor :   do you smoke a lot ?
User :   I rinsed my mouth and have had no reoccurance for more than two hours
User :   No I do not smoke
Doctor :   yes coughing out blood is a concern
Doctor :   and you may need some blood tests and endocopic analysis
User :   but I did not cough it up... it was just there in the morning
Doctor :   even in that case, since you had enough of blood in your mouth, it needs to be checked out
Doctor :   there are only 2 places from which blood can appear in the oral cavity as u have described
Doctor :   the lungs and the stomach
User :   it is sunday here... I can not reach my doctor... do I go to the emergency room when there is nothing happening now?
Doctor :   the other would be any ulcer or lesion in the nasopharyngeal tract ,
Doctor :   but that would present with other symptoms as well
Doctor :   you can wait for some time, if it does not occur again
Doctor :   but if the bleeding recurrs, then, you need to got to the ER and get checked out
User :   okay... any thing I should do until I can talk with my doctor?
User :   if it happens again tonight... should I go right to the hospital?
Doctor :   if not, you can wait for the the next day to speak to ur doctor
Doctor :   yes if it again occurs, you can go to the ER
Doctor :   JUST DRINK some cold iced juice
Doctor :   and do not eat anything spicy and hard meals
Doctor :   do not take any aspirin like medications
User :   thank you... I take a chewable baby asprin every night... should I skip that?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   skip it for today
User :   any other symtoms to watch for?
Doctor :   headache that is intolerable , is the main symptoms
Doctor :   other than that , if u have any diziness, blurred vision, and altered conciousness, blackout s
User :   thank you for your help... bye
Doctor :   you are most welcome
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