For probably several months now, I've been experiencing the taste of blood, mostly when i exhale, which comes and goes. still not 100% sure the taste is actually there most of the time because before the phenomenon began, i had developed a strange obsession with staring into my mouth looking for abnormalities.
i just woke up from a nap a few minutes ago and had the taste in my mouth, and when i spit to check for blood (which is something i do several times a day) there was bright red blood in my spit
! it seems to be all gone now but i can still taste it. i am a light smoker and a more than occasional drinker and my mind is thinking all sorts of horrible things like throat cancer and mouth cancer or lung cancer. honestly terrified to go see a doctor about this because i'm so convinced he's going to give me a death sentence. i keep imaging the blood taste being a bleeding tumor in my throat.