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I'm bleeding from under my tongue is been bleeding for awhile is just a little and I notice it more when I brush my teeth. What could it be?

I'm bleeding from under my tongue is been bleeding for awhile is just a little and I notice it more when I brush my teeth. What could it be?

Bleeding: Bleeding is not normal and a sign of some problem. Most likely it's from periodontal (gum) disease although it could be a host of other things. You will need to see a dentist who can determine exactly what it is and what treatment is necessary. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Ripped under tongue, bleeding, purple, swelling. Do I have to go to the doctor? Bleeding has stopped.

Ripped under tongue, bleeding, purple, swelling. Do I have to go to the doctor? Bleeding has stopped.

Observe healing: Observe the area. It should be healed by two weeks. If after that time you still have a lesion under the tongue see your dentist or physician to check it out. ...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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I have cut on tongue which is not healing not bleeding?

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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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 brushed my two year olds tongue and it started bleeding?

I brushed my two year olds tongue and it started bleeding?

Tongues bleed but...: Tongues heal quickly and heal well. That's because tongues have good blood flow. Probably best to skip the tongue-brushing with little kids. No worries. ...Read more

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Tongue bleeding for no reason, non smoker, no sores bleeding over 1/2 hr?

Tongue bleeding for no reason, non smoker, no sores bleeding over 1/2 hr?

See doctor: You need to see your doctor. May need a biopsy. Now get going and don't delay ...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

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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 bite my tongue while wrestling the cut is pretty deep and about less then a inch in a curved shape. So, yesterday I had a wrestling match. My opponent slammed me and I bite my tongue very hard it started bleeding. After the match I put some ice on it to

I bite my tongue while wrestling the cut is pretty deep and about less then a inch in a curved shape. So, yesterday I had a wrestling match. My opponent slammed me and I bite my tongue very hard it started bleeding. After the match I put some ice on it to

If: If the wound is deep, it is most likely too late to suture it. However, from what I am visualizing from your description, I do recommend that you get evaluated. I don't know how much swelling you have. You may need to get seen at the emergency room depending on the severity of the injury. ...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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Can a styptic pencil be used on bleeding tongue?

Yes: As long as the cut is not large, you can use it. It won't taste good at all, and may not work well due to the washing effect of your saliva. If the cut is large, skip the pencil and see a medical professional. ...Read more

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I think I have a scab or a cut and I feel it with my tongue, its not bleeding it hurts when food touches it, what's going on?

I think I have a scab or a cut and I feel it with my tongue, its not bleeding it hurts when food touches it, what's going on?

Needs to be seen: These types of situations need to be actually seen in order to diagnose and suggest treatment. See your own dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have both upper and lower permanent retainers placed yesterday. The lower one cut my tongue and I'm bleeding. Should I be worried?

I have both upper and lower permanent retainers placed yesterday. The lower one cut my tongue and I'm bleeding. Should I be worried?

Return ASAP: The tissue inside mouth is delicate ; easily damaged. The good news is once the offending cause is removed, it heals rapidly! It is likely that your retainer has minor but pointy edge somewhere. Please return to your dentist asap. Once the retainer is adjusted you should feel better almost right away. This type of imperfection in retainer is hardly visible, and post-insert adjustments are common. ...Read more

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I have accidentally bitten my tongue. There is no bleeding but there is a small cut present. Do I need to take any medication or will it self heal?

I have accidentally bitten my tongue. There is no bleeding but there is a small cut present. Do I need to take any medication or will it self heal?

Should self heal: Tongue injuries should heal completely within a few days. Drinking adequate water and doing mouth rinses frequently may help speed healing. ...Read more

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I'm on blood thinners, I bit my tongue and it won't stop bleeding?

I'm on blood thinners, I bit my tongue and it won't stop bleeding?

Bleeding tongue: Take a tea bag, wet it and use it to apply pressure for 15-30 minutes (or dry sterile gauze pad) on the bleeding site. If it is still a problem you will need to see your dentist (and possibly your physician to check your BP and clotting time). ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is home remedy for pain and bleeding from tongue bite?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is home remedy for pain and bleeding from tongue bite?

Tongue bite: Impossible to answer without complete history/exam. A bite can lead to problems like infection. You should see a doctor/dentist. Before you go you may try oralgel for pain. A tea bag and pressure may stop the bleeding. But get to a clinican to be safe. ...Read more

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Side of tongue had been swollen all day and bleeding around tooth on same side just now?

Side of tongue had been swollen all day and bleeding around tooth on same side just now?

See Dentist ASAP: Can be physical irritation, infection, neoplasm, burn, or many other possibilities. Lease seek professional care now. ...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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Slight bleeding from straight line on my tongue. Occasional & doesn't last long. No other symptoms. Was taking Vancomycin.

Get checked: Use if antibiotics can cause yeast infection in the mouth or tongue. However that usually does not bleed and is readily seen as a white coating on the tongue and mouth. Get your mouth and tongue examined carefully by an oral surgeon or ENT to rule out any cancerous lesion. ...Read more

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A piece of glass cut the middle of my tongue while eating food. What else should I do? I used ice to stop the bleeding. Do I need a Dr. Or RX?

A piece of glass cut the middle of my tongue while eating food. What else should I do? I used ice to stop the bleeding. Do I need a Dr. Or RX?

Glass injury: Superficial cuts to the tongue generally heal quickly, with no intervention required. You can rinse mouth with water after eating to loosen debris. One risk of glass injury is a shard of glass remaining in the wound. This can be identified with XRAY, however the tongue is highly sensitive and I suspect you would notice it. Given bleeding has stopped, no further action required. See Dr if problem. ...Read more

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My 2-yr-old bit his tongue and he now has a couple millimeter wide, half circle, flap on the side. If there is no bleeding, does he need stitches?

My 2-yr-old bit his tongue and he now has a couple millimeter wide, half circle, flap on the side. If there is no bleeding, does he need stitches?

Doubt it: The mouth mucous has antibacterial qualities that reduce infection risk, and most of these heal with no treatment. Had he sliced a deep hole with a big flap of tongue moving around, an oral surgeon or ENT might work on it. What you describe should heal if left alone. ...Read more

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My 9 months kid kept an insect in her mouth and it looks like the insect has bitten on her tongue and she had little bleeding. Any medication required?

My 9 months kid kept an insect in her mouth and it looks like the insect has bitten on her tongue and she had little bleeding. Any medication required?

Depends on reaction: Do you know what kind of insect it was? Check for pain and swelling, discomfort. If she has difficulty eating or swallowing she needs to see a doctor asap. If she is acting normal then just keep an eye on her.
It would be best to call her pediatrician today and ask if they want to see her. ...Read more

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I cut my tongue and am on blood thinner, been bleeding for 5 hours?

I cut my tongue and am on blood thinner, been bleeding for 5 hours?

ER: If it hasn't stopped by the time you read this, go to the ER. You may need a stitch. Your INR may be too high. Both can be checked there. ...Read more

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I have a cut like sore on my tongue....Its been there for some time now.....Sometimes it pains but not always...No bleeding?

Have it checked out: Sometimes tongue sores are caused by rubbing on the teeth and can be had to get rid of. (traumatic fibroma)

however, if it is not going away, have it checked out by an ENT doctor. They can do a small biopsy in the office to check if it is an early tongue tumor. Should it be that, catching it early is the best thing you can do for yourself. ...Read more

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