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Bleeding from mouth without injury. What could be the cause?

hi, my brother had experienced bleeding from the mouth 2 or 3 times while he is asleep and he said when he woke up he did not feel a thing. But i am really worried because one time the blood were all over his pillow and on his arm .he refused to go to clinic, said its nothing. i am so worried!! can you suggest what might be the cause?
Asked On : Wed, 14 Nov 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
From history it seems that this bleeding might be due to some problem in his mouth like bleeding gums, heavily tartered teeth, some ulcers in the mouth etc.
Consult oral surgeon and get examined.
If mouth is clear then further investigations should be carried out.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Thu, 29 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

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Bleeding from mouth while sleeping usually occurs due to gingivitis.

Poor oral hygiene ,medications administered can cause this.

A thorough scaling of teeth is required.

Meanwhile,maintain oral hygiene well.

Brush your teeth using soft bristled toothbrush involving all aspects of teeth.

Use chlorhexidine mouthrinses to gargle.
Include fruits as well as leafy vegetables into your diet.

Vitamin c as well as folic acid supplements has to be administered.

Hope this helps.

Answered: Thu, 29 Aug 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
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Although oral bleeding can occur for a variety of reasons, the most common cause for this type of event is periodontal (gum) disease. Because this is the most likely reason for your bleeding, this is what you should investigate first.

I recommend that you schedule an appointment with your dentist so that it may be determined whether you have periodontal disease. If there is any question, your general dentist may wish to refer you to a periodontist (gum specialist) for a more aggressive diagnostic session. If gum disease is found to be present, an appropriate treatment plan can be prescribed; if not, then you can be referred back to your medical doctor to explore the possibility of other non-dental causes.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Answered: Wed, 28 Aug 2013
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