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A 30-year-old male asked:

I hav minor blood gums brush time i hav lukemia or other heavy problem... but my hematolgy profile report gud i m need any other test to lukemia or no?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Not leukemia!: Minor gum bleeding when brushing is common. It's a sign of gingivitis, an inflammation of your gums. Flossing your teeth daily will cause more bleeding at first, but over time it will keep your gums more healthy so they should bleed less. See a dentist for regular cleanings if you can. With a good hematology profile, you don't have leukemia, so you can stop worrying about that!
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
See a dentist: Patients with leukemia have low or abnormal red, white blood cells and platelets. This can cause you to bleed easily. However gum disease can cause your gum to bleed also. Have your md ensure that your hematology status is fine and follow any recommended treatments. Then see your dentist for a possible dental cleaning. Good luck.

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