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Gums bleeding, bruising. Headaches, night sweats, appetite loss, constant cold, iron level less. Cure?

Have had bleeding gums, and easy bruising of late. I have also started getting really bad headaches and night sweats and for the past three days have lost my appetite. I am constantly getting sick with colds, flues and bronchitis and I am so tired all the time. My iron won t go up much it is currently sitting at 11. I just want to be well. I am currently studying my Bachelors of nursing and I really want to complete it. Please help.
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi dbuckley....going thrrough your symptoms i diagnosed that you are anemic....increase your iron intake,take fresh fruits especially apple,banana and oranges are rich source of vitamin c so it will helps to cure bleeding gums...keep good oral hygiene and go for scaling too. For one month take follic acid 5mg per day.
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm forum,

Bleeding gums may be due to-

Poor oral hygiene.
Periodontal infection.
Systemic diseases like epilepsy,diabetes.
Immunologically compromised individuals.
I would suggest you to get a deep scaling done.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Brush your teeth twice daily.
Also get your blood sugar level monitored.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Your clinical history and symptoms suggest that you are suffering from low hb count , which is causing all the above symptoms .

Sleep problems can be due to stressful situations causing anxiety and interfering with sleep . If it does not get reduced consult to a GP get a checkup done and do all the necessary blood investigations .

For bleeding gums ,
Get complete mouth scaling and polishing done .
Use 0.2% of chlorhexidine mouthwash gargles twice daily.
Take vitamin suplements .
Develop a habit of brushing teeth twice daily with a soft bristle toothbrush.
use dental floss and interdental cleaners .
Diet also plays a important role ensure that you eat plenty of raw vegetables , fruits like oranges , corrots , salads .
Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello there ,

Your clinical history shows you are in extreme illness with oral and general health problems as well as general weakness .

You may be suffering from viral flu that has lead to symptoms like cold , night sweating , head aches and loss of apetite.

you need to visit a physician and get the examination done before reaching to any diagnosis and treatment.

Gum bleeding and bruise is the result of gingival inflammation caused by poor oral hygiene , underlying health problems and anemia can also be a reason for poor gum health.

all this needs to be evaluated by clinical examination and pathological tests and accordingly treatment can be done.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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