A member asked:

Just getting over a really bad cold and am still coughing quite alot. this morning i gagged after brushing my teeth and threw up some bright red blood mixed in mucous/ watery stuff i threw up and now i am panicking. is this something dangerous?

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Dr. Robert Trager answered

Specializes in Dentistry

You instituted your gag reflex while brushing with your toothbrush. You probably have gum disease, with puffy and swollen red gums. The brushing on your gums caused the bleeding which is normal for this condition[periodontal disease]. Now you should see your dentist for a deep cleaning and gum treatment. Don't try to treat yourself.

Answered Dec 3, 2022

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