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What causes bleeding tongue each and everytime i brush.Theres a sore on my tongue now.Please help!

What causes bleeding tongue each and  everytime i brush.Theres a sore on my tongue now.Please help!

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 serious conditions that would be better treated sooner than later. In the past we used to worry about tongue cancer in older male drinkers/smokers, there is a hpv-related type that also affects otherwise young healthy people. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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I woke up with my tongue split down the middle and bleeding for no apparent reason, what would cause this? How should I stop the bleeding?

I woke up with my tongue split down the middle and bleeding for no apparent reason, what would cause this? How should I stop the bleeding?

Tongue Ring?: Tongue rings can do this - they are dangerous in many ways. If it is not a tongue ring, then this is not normal, have a dentist take a look at it. ...Read more

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I bit the tip of my tongue hard and was bleeding as i was falling into a deep sleep, what could of caused this?

I bit the tip of my tongue hard and was bleeding as i was falling into a deep sleep, what could of caused this?

Tongue biting: How did you know you were falling into a deep sleep? If you were aware of it then you weren't in a deep sleep. Do you dream? This is a really foolish question. What causes you to do anything? ...Read more

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I woke up with a bleeding tongue whose blood had more or less dried out and blood in my throat. What are the possible conditions that could cause this?

I woke up with a bleeding tongue whose blood had more or less dried out and blood in my throat. What are the possible conditions that could cause this?

Bit tongue: Most likely you bit your tongue while you slept. If it continues see a dentist. You may have a broken tooth that is rough and rubbing on the tongue. Another cause could be a piercing that got caught between your teeth. If there is no dental reason than see your primary care dr. To rule out any systemic causes or allergic reactions. ...Read more

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My gf's new tongue piercing started to bleed profusely. Do you know what causes this? She had alto of blood clots also in it.

My gf's new tongue piercing started to bleed profusely. Do you know what causes this? She had alto of blood clots also in it.

Hemorrhage?: The tongue contains large blood vessels. If one of those vessels is perforated by the piercing it can lead to hemorrhage. In some cases that requires that the peforation in the blood vessel be surgically closed. ...Read more

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How to stop a bleeding tongue.

How to stop a bleeding tongue.

Bleeding: Use a sterile gauze or a tea bag applied to the site with pressure for 30 minutes. ...Read more

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Could tongue bleeding have anything to do with bronchitis?

Could tongue bleeding have anything to do with bronchitis?

Not likely: You could cough up some blood with a severe bronchitis, but bleeding from the tongue would be very unusual. If you have a sore or other spot that is bleeding anywhere in the throat, get it checked out asap, it could be a cancer. ...Read more

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I have cut on tongue which is not healing not bleeding?

tongue lesion: You should see an ENT doctor to examine the lesion and your dentition. A persistent ulcer on tongue should be biopsied to r/o malignancy and this can be done at the office. ...Read more

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Stop bleeding tongue. On blood thinners?

Stop bleeding tongue. On blood thinners?

See your doc: See your doc or nurse that manages your blood thinners. A tongue will stop bleeding on its own usually. Your blood may be too thin and can be dangerous. A tea bag can help, as well as direct pressure with gauze, but i can't stress enough to see your doc. ...Read more

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I bit my tongue really hard on accident and now it won't stop bleeding and I don't know what to do?

I bit my tongue really hard on accident and now it won't stop bleeding and I don't know what to do?

First, pressure.: Use some gauze to get some traction and really apply continuous pressure to the wound with your fingers. Try to hold as long as you can, 20-30 min, with a minimum of checking. The tongue is rich in blood vessels and can bleed quite a bit. It should stop with pressure. Repair of tongue lacerations is controversial, and limited to very large, deep cuts. If it does not stop, then seek evaluation. ...Read more