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I occasionally get traces of blood in my saliva. It first

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I occasionally get traces of blood in my saliva. It first occurred nearly a year ago when I was cleaning out a very dusty room. Since then I will get a very minor sore throat and small amounts of blood in the saliva. I went to an ENT about 6 months ago and he ran a scope down my throat. He did not find anything wrong. I average about 6 days of every month with blood in my saliva
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Do you have a cough?
Customer: No cough. For nearly a year. I feel fine except for a minor sore throat sporadically.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I am a type 1 diabetic 57 years old. Other than that, I am in very good health. No effects from diabetes.
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 months ago.

Thanks for this question

have you had a chest xray or a lung CAT scan?

any history of smoking?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I have never smoked and do not drink alcohol either. I eat healthy foods.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 months ago.

There is still a small risk of lung issues

That is the next place we need to look

you need a CAT scan of the cheset

let me know if you have other questions.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 months ago.

Thanks for this question

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