I often spit up dark blood when I wake up. Tastes like it has acid in it. Need to know reason.

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78 yrs old, white female.

2 Answers

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Are you affected by a stomach pain or cough? Spitting up blood any time is always a cause of concern, but if it occurs in the morning, this could happen due to a number of different reasons. The blood usually comes from the lungs, but less frequently it can come from the stomach or digestive tract. You'd better go to see a physician and take some tests such as Chest X-rays or Gastrointestinal endoscopy.

Do you have blood in your snot? Is the room dry? Do you feel stomach pain? If the amount of dark blood becomes more and it occurs frequently, you are suggested to do a nasopharyngoscopy for diagnosis.