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Old 06-15-2006, 10:30 AM   #1
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Spitting blood when i wake up in the morning.

Hi,

I am 29 and have been spitting a small quantity of blood from time to time when i wake up. Lately it has been occuring almost every day and it is freaking me out. At first I thought it was from my gums but i decided to flush my mouth and try to clear my throat and there came more small quantity of blood. I went to an otolaryngologist to check my vocal cords since I am a singer and he said everything looks healthy. Yesterday I decided to go to the emergency room and the doctor ruled out anything major and directed me to an internal medicine doctor. I have an appointment next week. He said I might have gastro reflex decease.
This morning i am having a soar throat feels like acid was sitting in my throat all night, and now i feel a very light sensation of heartburn.

I dont have heartburn usuallly.

I am scared i am letting a cancer happen, and want any comments. Even a diet i should do?

Thanks,
Gil

 
Old 06-15-2006, 12:35 PM   #2
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Re: Spitting blood when i wake up in the morning.

Hi Giladal,

Let me start off by saying that I am not a doctor of any kind. So everything I say has been gathered from my experiences or things that I have read. But I felt compelled to answer you because you seem so upset.

I think that you are doing exactly what you should be doing, which is going to a doctor who specializes in internal and digestive problems. More than likely they will want to do tests on you and they will be able to check for reflux, cancers, h. pylori and stuff of that nature. I do know that the acid in the throat feeling and the heartburn are both symptoms of GERD or LPR.

I do not know much about the blood. I do have a friend who was having small amounts of blood in her stools. The doctor determined that she had polyps and they were removed. They were non cancerous and now she is fine. She just needs to get regular checkups from her Gastro specialist. I think that you can also have polyps in your upper digestive tract, so maybe that is responsible for the blood.

As far as what you should be eating. If you have GERD or LPR you should avoid foods that are acidic (like tomatoes and orange juice), fatty, and spicy. You should also avoid coffee (regular and decaf), tea, carbonated beverages, and onions. I may be leaving stuff out, if you search the boards you can find a list of the foods that you should avoid. They also say that you should elevate the head of your bed by 4-6" and to not eat after 7pm.

I hope that this helps.

 
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Old 06-15-2006, 12:53 PM   #3
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Re: Spitting blood when i wake up in the morning.

Hi Eve 8,

Thank you very much for your input. I will start eating less citric fruits and stop eating before 7pm at night. Elevating my head should be done somehow, but i dont want to make my wife suffer because of me


Has anyone had blood in the saliva out of the mouth when they wake up in the morning?

Thanks again,
Gil

 
Old 06-15-2006, 01:15 PM   #4
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Re: Spitting blood when i wake up in the morning.

Hi Giladel, My husband didn't mind the bed being elevated, he actually liked it, but I hated it, I was sore every morning. So I decided to sleep on two pillows. I know that they don't recommed that because you can roll off of them, but I am a pretty still sleeper so I stay put.

 
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