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Severe bleeding through the gums - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide your age, gender, location, occupation, marital status, height, weight
User :   Age-26, Male, XXXXXX,XXX, unmarried, 5'6'',66 kg
User :   is it fine
User :   ??
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
Doctor :   are you there
User :   I am having trouble with my teeths/Gum ....I had undergone Scaling some time back but my gums often bleed
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it can be due to inflammation of the gums or
Doctor :   infection of the gums
Doctor :   or irritation of the gums
Doctor :   or it could due to some systemic problems
Doctor :   or bleeding disorders
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes
User :   you know ..I don't have dental insurance in US...I have opted for a plan but I am covered from 1st Jan 2009.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   r u taking any blood thinners
Doctor :   i mean antiplatelet medicine or aspirin
User :   I don't know what is that?
User :   no I am not taking any medicine
Doctor :   ok
User :   just mouthwash
Doctor :   bleeding can be due to local irritation
Doctor :   or infection or both
Doctor :   or it can be due to systemic disease
Doctor :   and low platelet count
Doctor :   as well
User :   is it okay to wait for a month...I am having this for last few months but it has increased lately
Doctor :   nope
Doctor :   it could due to serious problem like decreased platelet count
Doctor :   i suggest you to get complete blood count
Doctor :   and consult physician i mean time
Doctor :   most likely it could be gingivitis
Doctor :   or inflammation of gums
User :   ok
User :   Also I am having problem with my eyes power of eye is changing do you think both can be related
Doctor :   did u have similar complains any time before?
Doctor :   unlikely
Doctor :   when was the last time around u had ur eyes tested
User :   3 months back ...I got a specs with power -1.1 but I think it has changed again
Doctor :   ok
User :   as I am feeling aches in my forhead and eyes these days
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   r u getting headache as well?
User :   ya...not sever but around eyes ...specially when working with computers
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u have heaviness in head when u bend down?
User :   no
User :   the headache thing is most likely due to power change in I had similar ache when I first got glasses
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is this headache continous or intermittent
User :   continuos I feel...I should not say headache ...Its pain around forhead and eyes specially while reading or working with computers
Doctor :   u might need change of glasses
User :   yes thats what I guess
Doctor :   also u need to take regular breaks when u work in front of computers
User :   okay
Doctor :   i will send u document on CRI
Doctor :   computer related injury
Doctor :   please go through it
Doctor :   it help u prevent further injury
User :   ok
User :   I was afraid that my eyes are going wrong since I had neglected teeth .....but you think both should be unrelated...right?
Doctor :   difficult to say
Doctor :   in all ur bleeding from gums may be due to local causes as i told
Doctor :   and eye problem can be due to prolonged working hours
User :   ok
Doctor :   do get this blood test done in the meantime
Doctor :   and consult the physician
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   headache can also be due to anemia
Doctor :   as well
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   blood test has to be started via dentist right?
Doctor :   u will be receiving the document on CRI within 24 working hours
Doctor :   no u can get it done through physician as well
User :   ok....but I need to tell him this all started due to teeth problem
User :   so its more sensible to meet a dentist first
Doctor :   yes if u can get the appointment first with dentist
Doctor :   u can meet him
Doctor :   if u happen to have delay getting appointment
Doctor :   then u can consult a physician
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok...
can you suggest something I can do about my teeth for the time being until I get an opportunity to meet a dentist
Doctor :   make sure u brush the teeth thrice daily
Doctor :   change the brush if it is old
Doctor :   maintain good oral hygiene
User :   but brushing causes more bleeding so I have reduced brushing time and am using more moutwashes
Doctor :   this should help you
Doctor :   brush gently
Doctor :   using soft bristles
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   no nothing ...right now but I can chat with you again during next 24 hours ...right ? If I need to know anything else
Doctor :   yes u can
Doctor :   sure u can drop anytime within 24 hours
User :   using same URL
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   with same user id
Doctor :   yes u can
User :   ok...thanks a lot
Doctor :   ur welcome
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