A 40-year-old female asked:
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Please help. Twice in two weeks pink blood was present in teeth while brushing. Nose gums or teeth were not bleeding. Could this be lung cancer? Clot?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Minor gum problem: This isn't how cancer or serious thrombosis presents, period. Get with your dentist and talk about a cleaning / preserving your gum health. You may just have flossed too hard, or have gotten a bit of gumline inflammation as happens if there's some plaque in the sulcus.
Answered on Nov 22, 2016

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