General Health - Blood in Throat
Hey everybody. I knew this would be a good place to get some fast opinions and some support.
This morning I woke up with drool, which is not uncommon. But when I got up I noticed my mouth tasted like blood so I went and brushed my teeth. It looked like maybe dry blood was rinsing out of my mouth, but I didn’t realize it at that moment. I went back to my bed and noticed there was some blood on the pillow where I had been drooling.
Now, there is this other spot, circular, that has been there for a couple weeks at least, I think longer. I always thought it came from a scab, and it still may have, as I never noticed any blood from my mouth before.
So I took a nap later in the day, and when I woke up I could kind of taste blood again. There wasn’t actually any blood as I hadn’t been there very long, or drooled.
I know the most common reason could be a cut or something in my mouth, or bleeding gums, but I’m 95% sure that’s not the case. When I blow out my nose with my mouth closed I can kind of taste it. Also, my nose is not bleeding at all. I even picked it and there wasn’t any dry blood.
What I’m wondering is, is there anything not serious that might cause this? Maybe something common? I’ve been dieting for about a week doing the V-diet from tmuscle.com, which is basically a liquid diet, so I couldn’t have eating something that cut me up actually. Before you say the problem is caused by the diet, it’s only been a week so I don’t see it being related to nutrition, but maybe there is something in the powder which could cause this?
Info about me: I’m 21 years old, don’t smoke, rarely drink, and I’m not on any medication. My throat does not hurt or anything and I feel fine, aside from being kind of scared. No cough.
I had stayed up really late last night before going to sleep. I’ve been exercising pretty hard too. Still I don’t see why that could cause, just providing info.
I’m almost afraid to go to sleep because it might happen again. I know I should see a doctor and I plan too. I would go tomorrow if I could, but I have finals this next week. I can’t even concentrate to study right now.
Here is a link to somebody who described the same thing. http://ehealthforum.com/health/topic106794.html
Maybe it won’t happen again and this thread will be waste…I hope so. But I appreciate what you guys have to say.