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Excessive hair loss, bleeding gums and soreness, unexplained bruises on legs. Concerned about health

Hello I am growing concerned with my health. I have increased hair loss; I ve had thinning issues for at least 10 years but have noticed more hair when combing despite not chemically treating it for 3 years now. I also have had rapid dental changes in the past 6 months... bleeding when brushing, soreness and increased pocket upon my last cleaning visit. Most concerning has been the unexplained bruises. It started with two bruises on my leg which i initially attributed to exercising since i had started this two months prior to the bruising. I stopped the exercising and now have noticed a bruise on my breast which is fading nicely; the two on my leg are still there since April. Any thoughts?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Jun 2012
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
hi.u need to go for complete blood examination.such as hb%,tlc,dlc,rbs,esr,lft,kft,pt,ptt,inr,ct,bt,platelet count. From ur complain sudden dental changes and inability of the wound healing is a prominent feature of diabetes.for dental problems u need to get an opg done and to get an oral prophylaxis done.consult a physician to rule out any systemic or immunocompromised problem.check for ur platelet count also, decrease in pc results in bleeding gums and easy bruises
Answered: Thu, 21 Jun 2012
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Dentist Dr. Amit Sharma's  Response
hello, as per ur symptoms u seem to be suffering from bleeding disorder.. may be ur blood platelets are involved.. for correct diagnosis u are required to undergo blood test -complete blood examination CBC.. including PT,BT,differential and total leukocyte count,Hb,INR,CT,and kidney n liver function tests.,.Random Blood Sugar
bruises u r describing are capillary bleeding which can occur in excess if any of blood component is increased in count and if any of blood coagulating factor is decreased..
as per the lab reports the action can be taken..
it is blood related disorder.. and u shouldnot neglect it..
bleeding gums is also a sign of diabetes..
and if all ur reports are normal.. nothing to be worried about.. It can be pure allergic/traumatic in origin to some scratch by ur nails unknowingly on skin .. and keep ur follow up visits to dentist regularly for gum maintainenece.
Answered: Thu, 21 Jun 2012
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