Bloody mouth

  • FitGwynedd

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    May 29, 2013 9:51 AM GMT
    This all started Sunday morning, I had an early train to Shrewsbury to catch and I woke up with a sharp pain in my throat. Went to the sink and spat up a small but noticeable amount of blood. Didn't think much of it, just drank lots of water to stay hydrated and the pain went away. Then last night around 3:30AM I again woke up with that same pain in my mouth. Sort of in the back of your throat, like not a sore throat but almost like a very badly parched throat. Went to think to get some water and I noticed the taste of blood. Went to spit and spat out a good deal of blood. This morning the pain is gone, and my spit is clear, but I can still taste blood. Tonsils appear to be a bit larger than usual, but no white spots or anything characteristic of tonsilitis. I'm a bit worried, should I go to my GP? I absolutely hate doctors to the point of a phobia, but there is an Egyptian doctor at my GP who I have a pretty relationship with. Any general advice on this matter would be great, I like to man up and let these things work themselves out, but if i'm worried something could be seriously wrong.
  • chadwick1985

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    May 29, 2013 11:30 AM GMT
    WWhat were the things you ate the day or so before you first noticed it?
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    May 29, 2013 11:33 AM GMT
    So many questions to ask!

    but, better see a doctor.
  • chadwick1985

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    May 29, 2013 11:35 AM GMT
    Unless you ate something that could've cut your esophigus then you more than likely have strep throat. Not seeing the white spots doesn't mean its not what it is.
  • FitGwynedd

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    May 29, 2013 11:37 AM GMT
    chadwick1985 saidWWhat were the things you ate the day or so before you first noticed it?


    The day before was cereal and milk, peanut butter and jelly and spaghetti bolognese, and yesterday I had cereal and milk, porkloin and peanut butter and jelly.
  • FitGwynedd

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    May 29, 2013 11:38 AM GMT
    chadwick1985 saidUnless you ate something that could've cut your esophigus then you more than likely have strep throat. Not seeing the white spots doesn't mean its not what it is.


    What about the absence of a cough or fever? I feel pretty normal.
  • Fable

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    May 29, 2013 11:53 AM GMT
    Goto the gp idiot.
  • LJay

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    May 29, 2013 2:51 PM GMT
    Doctor. For sure. Now.
  • chadwick1985

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    May 29, 2013 3:01 PM GMT
    FitGwynedd said
    chadwick1985 saidUnless you ate something that could've cut your esophigus then you more than likely have strep throat. Not seeing the white spots doesn't mean its not what it is.


    What about the absence of a cough or fever? I feel pretty normal.



    The absence of certain symptoms is not an indicator you don't have something. You can have herpes without actual herpes warts showing up, etc. Get looked at, probably gonna be given antibiotics to solve the issue.
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    May 29, 2013 3:06 PM GMT
    See your doctor you have nothing to loose, but this happened to a friend and they apparently somehow swallowed tiny shards of glass....scary...but yeah for gods sake don't wait and see your GP (as much as they suck :p )
  • psycsnacha

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    May 29, 2013 3:10 PM GMT
    Definitely see a GP. Blood is indicative of ulceration and can be due to anything from strep to herpes. No shame in getting it assessed.
  • Import

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    May 29, 2013 3:28 PM GMT
    you're spitting up blood and u decide to come to RJ? icon_confused.gif

    Go see a doc. That ain't normal.
  • monet

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    May 29, 2013 5:24 PM GMT
    You're kinda young for throat cancer but go to the doctor anyway.

    Also, look for dark black stools which would indicate that you're swallowing and digesting a large amount of blood.
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    May 29, 2013 5:29 PM GMT
    Go see a doctor. Blood is not good.
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    May 29, 2013 5:35 PM GMT
    come to me....i'll examine you thoroughly.icon_smile.gif
  • FitGwynedd

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    May 29, 2013 5:35 PM GMT
    monet saidYou're kinda young for throat cancer but go to the doctor anyway.

    Also, look for dark black stools which would indicate that you're swallowing and digesting a large amount of blood.


    No point in that since im scared shitless now
  • FitGwynedd

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    May 29, 2013 5:36 PM GMT
    RNMD saidcome to me....i'll examine you thoroughly.icon_smile.gif


    Sorry mate, I swear by the NHS, no one else gets to touch me
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    May 29, 2013 5:37 PM GMT
    im running in my head all the differential diagnosis related to your complaints...hmmm
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    May 29, 2013 5:55 PM GMT
    Doctor. It's anything from an injury to an infection. Or worse...at the very least, get peace of mind and advice on how to prevent whatever it is.
  • monstapex

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    May 29, 2013 7:15 PM GMT
    Can you still see yourself in the mirror ?
    you could be turning into a vampire,,
    you've had 2 feedings so far..
    the 3rd will make the change permanent
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    *thats what i've seen in the moviesicon_lol.gif
  • in_this_corne...

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    May 29, 2013 7:23 PM GMT
    What would make you post this clear health problem here before going to see a doctor? Just curious.
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    May 31, 2013 8:26 AM GMT
    There is no way to know exactly what is going on with your throat unless you get a doctor to look at it with a scope. Your symptoms can have so many variables so it's best you see your GP. Also, if you have a good relationship with your GP, that means you can trust him/her without having that phobia feeling.
  • Import

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    May 31, 2013 7:15 PM GMT
    So it's been 2 days since you've made this thread.

    Whats going on with you?
    Discuss.
  • in_this_corne...

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    May 31, 2013 7:19 PM GMT
    Import saidSo it's been 2 days since you've made this thread.

    Whats going on with you?
    Discuss.


    Why, Import, that was mighty kind of you to follow up with Fitgwynedd.