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why is my tongue bleeding when I brush it

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Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
See dentist: See dentist for evaluation and treatment options.

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A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Tongues bleed but...: Tongues heal quickly and heal well. That's because tongues have good blood flow. Probably best to skip the tongue-brushing with little kids. No worrie ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Tylor
18 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Get checked soon: You should not have a bleeding sore on your tongue. While it could be as simple as you having bit the tongue or a canker sore, there are some more se ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Bleeding: Bleeding is not normal and a sign of some problem. Most likely it's from periodontal (gum) disease although it could be a host of other things. Y ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably not: It would be unusual for a healthy young male to have lingual thrush. I suspect that the white coating is not a yeast infection and is not pathological ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Probably a virus: It is normal for all of us to get inflamed "papillae" (taste buds) from time to time and these act like this. It's probably a minor infection, don't ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Oral lesion & mucus: It's not likely that you have an oral cancer at the age of 18. However, it is always wise to have new oral lesions checked out by a dentist or oral su ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Platelet problem?: Need to see your doc and have a complete blood count to look at platelets and red cell counts. Might also be worthwhile to look at liver function. Do ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
No: Bleeding anywhere in the body is not normal. See your dentist for an examination to determine your exact problem and develop a good solution. You ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Low T?: No T booster needed specifically for that, but you should get a tetanus booster about every ten years. Check your shot records.

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