I can taste blood when I breathe

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  1. BTRY B 529th FA BN

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    I can taste blood when I breathe.

    I was outside shoveling the snow after work, and half way through it, I was tasting a blood scent that had to be coming from my lungs. I know it wasn't any of my gums bleeding.

    All through-out the day, a guy lit up about 2 - 3 cigarettes and it causes irritation in my throat and lungs. For my job, I work out in the elements with chainsaws trimming back trees from powerlines and it's been a tough winter here.

    This is a sign of what? pneumonia?
     
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  2. StageLeft

    StageLeft No Lifer

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    I have had this my entire life when under substantial cardio activity and it's cold. I am not saying it's not bad. It may be that I am about to die, but I have always had it, like a blood or metallic (more blood, though) taste.
     
  3. highland145

    highland145 Lifer

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    this.
     
  4. kamper

    kamper Diamond Member

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    Me too, although it goes away as I get into shape.
     
  5. BlackTigers

    BlackTigers Diamond Member

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    This happened the other night when I went running, it was like 5 degrees out. It only happens to me when I breathe heavily in cold weather.

    I, too, am interested in this.
     
  6. SociallyChallenged

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    This sounds like dysgeusia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dysgeusia). It has a wide array of causes. Some are serious and some are not. If you can go to the doctor, it might be worth it. It depends on how wary you are of it. With potential pathologies such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, and cancer, it has some serious possibilities. I'd get it checked out.
     
  7. StageLeft

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    So I'm not actually bleeding ;) I didn't think I was, but maybe it is that. Still, with already several people confirming they've found the same thing I'm not inclined to worry.
     
  8. spamsk8r

    spamsk8r Golden Member

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    I get the same thing Skoorb described sometimes. I figured it was just something that happens. I used to smoke as well, so I don't know if that comes into play. Usually when it happens I end up coughing up a lot of clear phlegm-like stuff, so I just figured it was part of my body's way of cleaning out my lungs. If you're really worried about it go see a doctor and get a chest x-ray.
     
  9. BTRY B 529th FA BN

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    That may be the best idea. It happened again recently.

    What is odd is that I don't feel any strenuous effort to breathe.
     
  10. Cerpin Taxt

    Cerpin Taxt Lifer

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    I get this all the time when we practice in the cold. It always goes away after a while for me.
     
  11. MJinZ

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    See a doctor?

    I have not heard about this condition before, and I used to have an EMT license in college.
     
  12. StageLeft

    StageLeft No Lifer

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    But look how many of us have had this problem? I'm pretty sure we're all ok!
     
  13. MJinZ

    MJinZ Diamond Member

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    We'd need a Crystal Ball to know if you're OK down the road, so I would still err on the side of caution.
     
  14. StageLeft

    StageLeft No Lifer

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    OK who here wants to go? let's see who can hold out long enough. I'm tired of worrying about my health :D
     
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    I am not a doctor, but I would have to say it's either TB, or herpes.
     
  18. StageLeft

    StageLeft No Lifer

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    Could it be the AIDS?
     
  19. Elias824

    Elias824 Golden Member

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    I get this sometimes too if I do alot of cardio when I havent been to the gym in awhile, its probably sars mixed with aids, mixed with herpes.
     
  20. InflatableBuddha

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    I remember getting this sensation when running indoor races (dry gymnasium) and outdoors when doing speedwork (HIIT). Not a big deal - it goes away once you adapt.