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Have a weak blood vessel on the roof of mouth. Why did it bleed?

I have a weak blood vessel in the roof of my mouth and not often but if I happen to scratch it , it bleeds really bad and it s almost unstoppable . I put pressure on and it and after a while it stops. I really don t know what to do about it at this point . I have had 7 surgerys and the last one I notice this vessel after they shove the breathing tube in my mouth it scratched the roof of my mouth and that s when I noticed it.
Asked On : Thu, 11 Oct 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello and thank you for your question.
You may have a hemangioma on the roof of your mouth. Or it may be normal vasculature. The best bet is to address this with your dentist to have it viewed. The roof of your mouth is heavily vascular, you have several arteries that supply the blood from the roof of your mouth coming from foramens in your skull from behind your front teeth and next to your molars. The area if injured tends to bleed a lot and does require good pressure to gain control of the bleeding. By scratching I am assuming with a oropharyngeal tube in surgery or by accident with a tortilla chip. These items can cause trauma and cutting of the blood vessels. If you have something where you gently scratch the roof or your mouth with a finger and it bleeds then I recommend getting into a dental office for proper evaluation for pathologies.

Wishing you well and good health. I hope this helped you.

Dr. Ward
Answered: Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Welcome to HCM
It can be a type of hemangioma on roof of mouth.It can be tested by blanching test.
It can also be due to rupture of palatine artery because palate is highly vascular.
Don't scratch it because it will worsen the condition.Whenever it bleeds apply pressure & have something cold to stop bleeding.
For proper diagnosis consult your dentist.

Take Care
Answered: Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Saumya Khanna's  Response
hi, the bleeding you are referring to can be due to the rupture of paltine artery in roof of mouth which might have got injured during surgery, it can be dangerous as you can lose lot of blood. It is advised to meet a dentist soon and get the source of bleeding identified, once the ruptured artery is identified it can be sutured and normal healing will take palce.
take care
Answered: Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
this can be a type of hemangioma.
the stem cell has to be investigated in the laboratory to get the final diagnosis.
the bood vessel has to be incised and removed to prevent the spread of lesion.
please do not touch/irritate the area.
brush your tooth carefully using toothbrush.take tab.spamox-500mg,thrice daily for 3 days and tab.divon-50 mg,twice daily for 3 days.

Answered: Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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