Blood in sputum

Blood in sputum refers to blood in the saliva or “spit”. The blood can come from a number of areas include mouth bleeding, dental bleeding, nasopharyngeal bleeding, throat bleeding, esophagus bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding (blood in vomit; hematemesis; blood in reflux) ...

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Causes

General areas of bleeding that can result in blood in the sputum or saliva include:

  • Mouth bleeding (oral bleeding)
  • Nasal
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