My mouth just filled with dark red blood?
Dear All, i am 32 yr old male. have a no real medical history of illness apart from i suffer with anxiety and depression for which i currently take no medication.
over recent months my insides have not been working constantly well and i often have constipation and diarrhea. i do have aches in my stomach and insides and it is often bloated after food and alcohol.
today i was sitting at my desk and my mouth just filled with dark red blood and a single clot the size of a 5 pence piece. i have no signs of any blisters sores etc in my mouth.
i am a heavy smoker and exercise little.
please could you advise
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It’s hard to confirm a diagnosis for that over the internet without a medical history and clinical exam. It is most likely from some minute trauma somewhere in your mouth or perhaps an indication of some periodontal (gum) problem,gingivitis . Lots of other possibilities..
You should visit a dentist..
The blood doesnt seem to be arising from any oral ulcers or blisters. It seems to be arising from your oesophagus or stomach. You should not be neglecting it and immediately consult a doctor. Drink plenty of fluids. Get a gastroscopy done to find out the cause of bleed.
THIS MAY BE DUE TO OESOPHAGEAL VARICES. IT MEANS THAT THE BLOOD VESSELS AT THE LOWER END OF OESOPHAGUS ARE DILATED AND FILLED WITH BLOOD. WHEN THESE RUPTURE,IT RESULTS IN SUDDEN GUSH OF BLOOD THROUGH THE MOUTH. GASTRIC ULCERS ALSO CAN CAUSE BLEEDING.
CONSULT A GASTROENTEROLOGIST AT THE EARLIEST
the fact that you are a smoker,underlying lung diseases,infections can cause bleeding episodes. this occurs due to rupturing of bronchial blood vessels. you should get a chest xray done and if required a bleeding and clotting time blood test.
get platelets checked