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A 22-year-old male asked:

I'm 22 and occasionally taste and spit out a very small amount of blood. i have no sore throat or fever. i feel fine, but my oral hygeine is not good and i have a yellow spoton my tonsil and a white particle deep inside crupt ii. i only spit out blood ver

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Dr. John DeWolf
41 years experience
Oral hygiene: Start figuring this out by using excellent oral hygiene for 2 weeks and see how this affects the bleeding. If it stops, there's your answer. If not, see a dentist or physician to evaluate your mouth and tonsils. Research is suggesting that there my be significant health benefits from practicing good oral hygiene.
Dr. HB Dickey III
Dentistry 43 years experience
Bleeding not healthy: Bleeding gums are a sign of unhealthy gums. You need to see your dentist soon. Until then, start a regular habit of brushing at the gum line and flossing.
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
See your dentist: When your teeth, gums and mouth are healthy they shouldn't bleed unless you injure them. If your hand bled when you used it to write with i think you would be very concerned. I would get in with your dentist. Get a thorough gum and teeth cleaning. Let the dental staff help locate where the bleeding is coming from. Clean your teeth very precisely and thoroughly twice a day.

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