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Swollen glands in the throat, sore throat, spitting blood. Need to go to the doctor?

I have had a sore throat for over a week now and swollen glands mostly on my left side of my throat. I woke up this morning and noticed blood in my spit. I noticed it did not come from my nose as when I blew my nose it was not bloody. It seemed to be more in the back of my throat. Should I go to the doctor? Any advise would be helpful.
Asked On : Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

During a course of a viral respiratory tract illness, the inflammation that can occur in the respiratory tract can cause temporary bleeding.

This would resolve with the illness.

Though sore throat is usually related to a viral infection,it is possible to have bacterial infection of the throat.
In which case antibiotics would be required.

If the pain persists or increases then you need to consult your doctor to rule out bacterial infection.

I hope this helps
Answered: Wed, 20 Nov 2013
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