Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
166 Doctors are Online

Small cut on the roof of mouth, been unknowingly swallowing blood. Harmful?

I have had a small cut in the roof of my mouth and have been unintentionally (of course) swallowing blood. I had the small cut evaluated by my dentist , who said it would be ok. However, it has not completely stopped bleeding . Onset was about 48 hours ago. I do not take a blood thinner or daily aspirin . Can this be harmful to me?
Asked On : Sun, 13 Jan 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  22
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear..
Swallowing of blood is not going to harm you as it gets denatured by the acid in your stomach & passed out in the stool.
But the cut (or ulcer) in the roof of your mouth should be taken care of.
Use of zinc preparations assist in early healing of wounds.
Other than that, take a plain, soft diet & avoid irritant or spicy foods.
Wish you good health.
Thanks & take care
Answered: Fri, 18 Jan 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor