|I have blood in Saliva, worried
Mar 23, 2009
Hi Dr. Henry,
I am HIV+, diganosed 3 months ago, infected maybe around 2 years ago.
I have blood in Saliva since 2 weeks every mourning when I wake up. Doesn't seem normal to me, but two months ago the chest X-ray was good. I just stopped cigarettes, could this be the reason? I am not drinking, not using drugs, eating healthy.
Response from Dr. Henry
Blood in saliva often would be due to gum or other oral condition/infection. I would recommend seeing your HIV specialist and/or a dentist/ENT specialist for evaluation. Stopping cigarettes would not cause bleeding in the mouth but there there is increased risk for gingivitis and/or oral cancers that needs to be followed up with.KH
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