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I am asking this question on behalf of a work colleague. When he was doing his lateral flow test today, he noticed a bit of blood on his tongue when he went to swab his tonsils. He is worried.
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 16 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 16 days ago.

A little bit of blood can be there after swab as the mucosa is very fragile in the area and can bleed. Nothing much to worry about.

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Customer: replied 16 days ago.
He was worried as two days ago, blood appeared before he swabbed his tonsils
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 16 days ago.

As far as it was just little bleeding and settled on its own, nothing to worry about.