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Bleeding problem in mouth. What is treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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Doctor:Dr XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Need to know something
User:If someone has quite smoking almost three weeks back
User:but he is having some bleeding problem in his mouth
User:during morning time
User:why this is happening
User:is it withdrawl syndroms
User:orr any othr rsn
Doctor:This is not a withdrawal condition.
Doctor:Bleeding from gums is commonly due to local inflammation - probably due to infection.
Doctor:It may also occur due to nutritional deficiencies.
Doctor:If this condition has been recurring,
Doctor:this could be a related to some bleeding disorder or due to some drugs.
User:but any specific tests for ths
User:orr we should wait
User:what loca inflammation or infection
User:nutritional discrepancies
Doctor:Since when is the bleeding happening?
User:can you please eleborate the same
User:since last 5 days
Doctor:Inflammation of gums is referred to as gingivitis.
Doctor:This can happen due to any viral or bacterial infection.
Doctor:It may also occur due to some minor trauma.
User:but wht you suggest
User:we should wait
User:or go for tests
Doctor:These are benign condition usually and will resolve spontaneously.
Doctor:If the bleeding is not very severe and the patient does not have any other symptoms,
User:Which means no need to go for tests now
Doctor:we can wait for a few days.
User:but it this ay which ways related to diabetes or any heart prolm
User:coz he is hvng diabetes
Doctor:Test are needed if the bleeding is severe and accompanied by other symptoms such as pain, fever, swelling and so on.
Doctor:Uncontrolled diabetes can trigger infection.
Doctor:It might also cause delayed healing.
Doctor:At this point, physical examination of the gums is definitely useful.
User:swelling in mouth
Doctor:swelling of the gums, jaws/sorethroat, enlarged tonsils.
Doctor:If the bleeding has stopped and there is no other symptoms, we can watch for a day or two.
Doctor:Use soft bristles brush while brushing teeth.
User:I dont think it has anything to do wth gums
User:coz whnever he quit smoking this happns
User:but this tme its is happening since last 5-6 days
Doctor:Rinse with cold water. This will also help.
Doctor:Let me assure you.
Doctor:Quiting smoking has no relation to bleeding gums.
Doctor:I agree with you that bleeding may not be entirely from the gums.
Doctor:Inflammation of any structure in the oral cavity may bleed
Doctor:as inflammed tissues are friable.
Doctor:A physical examination by a doctor can confirm the site of bleeding.
Doctor:And as mentioned earlier, the cause is usually inflammation, vitamin deficiencies, medications and rarely due to some hematological conditions.
User:But we should consult doctor or its normal
User:no need to worry types
Doctor:if the bleeding is not severe and there are no other symptoms
Doctor:we can wait and watch for a few days.
Doctor:Avoid any spicy diet,
Doctor:Avoid trauma by using soft bristles.
Doctor:We can also try using some antiseptic mouth gargles such as chlorhexidine
Doctor:to take care of any minor infections.
Doctor:They should settle.
Doctor:Avoid any medications that contain aspirin.
Doctor:Avoid using painkillers.
Doctor:Vitamin supplements such as zincovit, one capsule a day for 1 week
Doctor:will help us.
User:thanks :)
Doctor:You can get a blood test - complete blood counts including platelet count
Doctor:if the symptoms recur.
Doctor:Keep a track of his blood sugars too
Doctor:He should be fine.
Doctor:Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
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