Bill Posted December 2, 2004 Share Posted December 2, 2004 Obviously, spitting blood is a serious symptom that warrants prompt medical attention. But, just make sure that your treating physician is certain as to the origin of the blood. AFTER STARTING CHEMO my wife went thru two months of spitting blood. Brownish-purplish tinged sputum in the morning and after naps. Usually bright red sputum intermittently while active during the day. Everybody was becoming concerned about this. She even went thru two courses of antibiotic tx with negligible improvement. Come to find out that the cause of my wife's bleeding wasn't from her lungs at all. It was chemo-induced bleeding from some pre-existing periodontal disease. Once this condition was corrected the bleeding immediately stopped. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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