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Dr. Dale Tylor
Board Certified, Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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What causes bleeding tongue each and everytime i brush.Theres a sore on my tongue now.Please help!

Dr. Dale Tylor
Board Certified, Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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. Eric Weisman
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


Dr. Douglas Tavenner
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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?

Dr. Douglas Tavenner
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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?

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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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Martin Hirsch
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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?

Dr. Martin Hirsch
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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?

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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Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
Board Certified, Dentistry
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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?

Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
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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?

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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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Board Certified, Periodontics
37 years in practice
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Can gingivitis cause bleeding gums? When i brush my teeth, and sometimes even if i just put pressure on my upper gums with my tongue, they bleed. What could be causing this? .

Dr. Gregory LaMorte
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Can gingivitis cause bleeding gums? When i brush my teeth, and sometimes even if i just put pressure on my upper gums with my tongue, they bleed. What could be causing this?


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Yes: Gingivitis causes your gums to bleed. You need professional care with a dentist for cleaning and flossing lessons to add to your brushing regimen, . ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Brand
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32 years in practice
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Giant cell arteritis / vasculitis / artery inflammation - could this cause gum bleeding, mouth sores and lesions on tongue as well as lesions on skin?

Dr. Paul Brand
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Giant cell arteritis / vasculitis / artery inflammation - could this cause gum bleeding, mouth sores and lesions on tongue as well as lesions on skin?

It depends.....: Without knowing your dental status (your periodontal [gum & bone] health, any untreated dental conditions), it would be very difficult to relate these symptoms to your arteritis/vasculitis condition. Gum bleeding is the first symptom of gum disease (gingivitis/periodontitis), mouth and tongue sores/lesions can be due to a multitude of causes. See your dentist and your medical care provider. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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.

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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Dr. Barry Levin
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If I bite my tongue a lot and make it bleed could this cause swollen cervical and jaw lymph nodes that stay swollen since I keep doing this?

Dr. Barry Levin
Board Certified, Periodontics
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If I bite my tongue a lot and make it bleed could this cause swollen cervical and jaw lymph nodes that stay swollen since I keep doing this?

Maybe: If you bite your tongue frequently, you are providing entry points for bacteria from your mouth, teeth and gums. If you have gingivitis or periodontitis or other oral infections, you can infect your tongue. This could be the cause of swollen lymph nodes. See your dentist for a comprehensive dental evaluation and your family doctor for evaluation of the cervical lymphadnopathy. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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How to stop a bleeding tongue.

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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Dr. Mike Bowman
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Could tongue bleeding have anything to do with bronchitis?

Dr. Mike Bowman
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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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