Swallowed Blood



Very Quick question. Yesterday I shook hands with some co-workers. As I walked across the parking lot to my vehicle, I noticed a couple drops of blood on my finger. Thinking I maybe had a cut on my finger, I really quick sucked the blood off and noticed that I had no cuts or scrapes anywhere on my finger or hand. I have a small cut inside my cheek from when I was chewing gum and accidentally missed :-(. Don't know if I should be worried or even get tested. I've read no articles online, I came across your site and see that you are an expert in this field. Your response would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for your time. Much Respect.


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