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swollen gums leukemia

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Variable: Chronic leukemias (cml, cll) may develop very slowly. Acute leukemias (aml, all) are often more "acute" and fast developing. Exactly when a leukemia d ... Read More
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Dr. Felicia Mata
25 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Blood test: Is a very helpful test. A blood chem panel will produce numbers that will present if the values are within normal limits. Swollen gums can be anything ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Tough question: One should see their doctor to review this. It may be as simple as having gum disease or an infection but not knowing why a person is taking Hydroxyu ... Read More
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Dr. David Rizzieri
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Occasionally: I agree with the answer above, but if one is known to have leukemia and you are wondering if it can infiltrate the gums, then yes, we do see that.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Grief : You are going through normal grieving process. She had AML & the only symptom looking back was swollen gums. But knowing that still won't bring her b ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Brodsky
58 years experience Dentistry
Nobody knows: That disease may have some genetic type connections.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Lots of care: I wold begin with getting a good soft tooth brush or electric toothbrush with soft bristles and use it diligently. Then i would make sure to floss af ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Anastassov
34 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Many factors: May be anything from poor oral hygiene to certain medications, e.g. Cephallosporins, anticonvulsants to pregnancy.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist.: Have an exam and a consultation. The dentist will let you know how dire your condition is... Hopefully all you need is a good professional cleaning.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Number of causes: Swollen gums can be due to a number of possible causes. Periodontal disease, acute and chronic infections, some medications, cysts and/or tumors, mal ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emmett Miller
54 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Stress alone is not usually enough. Poor dental hygiene or an infection should be ruled out.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janelle Ferber-Stumpf
38 years experience Dentistry
No, not likely: I have heard of using tea bags to help stop bleeding after an extraction. The tannic acids along with pressure from biting on the bag helps to control ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, but: Yes, swollen gums often bleed more easily. However, with good, regular dental care, you're gums should become healthy and stop bleeding so easily and ... Read More

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