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What causes blood in saliva along with cough and chest pain?

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Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

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Posted on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: My friend is getting blood in her saliva since last 2 days (Morning and night). She has a little cough, and light chest pain. The blood color is getting lighter each day. Today morning it was yellowish red.
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Blood in saliva

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to Healthcare Magic and thanks for putting up the query.
Blood in salivacan be due to many reasons like dental disease or gum problem or pharyngitis or nasal disease etc.
Please tell me does she have blood in saliva every time she spits or only if she coughs.
Any history of dental or gums problem?
Any history of sore throat?
Any history of nasal symptoms?
Any difficulty in swallowing?
Follow up with the required information so that I can suggest you better.

Take care
Thanks and regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 11 minutes later
Please tell me does she have blood in saliva every time she spits or only if she coughs.
-It doesn't come every time she spits/coughs.

Any history of dental or gums problem?
-2 months back she felt sensation on one teeth which was cured post use of Thermoseal toothpaste.

Any history of a sore throat?
-Nope

Any history of nasal symptoms?
-Nope

Any difficulty in swallowing?
-Nope
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Blood in saliva

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for the information.
The bleeding is probably from some mucosal trauma only. There doesn't seem to be anything alarming but my advice is you should get an endoscopic examination of your throat done to rule out any pathology.
Get a bleeding profile and liver function test done.
Any further questions are always welcome
Take care
Thanks and regards
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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 15 hours later
Thanks for the answer. Usually, the light blood came before brushing, but today it came in spit during brushing. The color was even more light.

Anyways, what is Mucosal Trauma? Anything related to Oral Cancer ?

She coughed hard, and again the blood came like before.
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 20 hours later
Brief Answer:
Blood in saliva

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for the information.
Mucosal trauma means any injury to mucosal like due to a tooth brush or very hard coughing etc. It us absolutely not oral cancer. The bleeding is probably from gums.
My advice is take tablet vitamins c once daily and get an endoscopic examination done to rule out any pathology. A bleeding profile and liver function test should be done. A chest xray should be done as bleeding while coughing is there.
Any further questions are always welcome.
Take care
Thanks and regards
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