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Bleeding profusely from palate. Tea bag helps. Reason?

I was with a friend yesterday who started bleeding profusely from her palate right behind her two front teeth . Aparently this happens a few times a year and it takes a very long time to stop. She puts a tea bag in her mouth and after a while it stops but for about 30 mins. it was bleeding. She says the doctors tell her they don t know. Any thoughts here?
Asked On : Wed, 26 Sep 2012
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Hi Barbdaly,
Thanks for writing in to Healthcare Magic!
There must be a local lesion which is causing the problem of recurrent bleed.
It can be an eroded area in the tooth which is causing a bleed or a friable polyp, or a local ulcer or an ectopic patch of endometriosis in case of females when it typically bleeds corresponding to periods.
Any local pressure for a period of 10 minutes would stop most of the bleeds, you do not need seek a tea bag for putting pressure to stop bleed.
Even pressure with bare finger/handkerchief is also effective to the same extent;
So next time do not run/wait for tea bag to stop bleeding.
Just put a local pressure at bleeding point.
Consult an ENT doctor for a local examinaion to detect the exact cause of bleeding.
If you have any further query please let me know I would try to answer it for you.
Wish you a great health!
Answered: Thu, 27 Sep 2012
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