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Causes of Bleeding gums

Introduction: Bleeding gums

There are a variety of general causes of bleeding gums. Bleeding gums can result from infection, inflammation, trauma, malignancy, and other diseases and abnormal processes.

Many causes of bleeding gums are due to diseases, disorders and conditions of the mouth. These include oral cancer, gum disease, gingivitis, periodontal disease, bacterial infection, ill-fitting dentures, brushing or flossing too aggressively, and mouth and tooth infections.

Trauma to the teeth and mouth can also result in broken teeth, avulsed teeth, and/or lacerations and bleeding gums.

Bleeding disorders, blood diseases or clotting disorders can also result in bleeding gums. These include hemophilia, leukemia and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. The use of medications called blood thinners can also cause bleeding gums as a side effect.

Other diseases, disorders and conditions that can cause bleeding gums include certain vitamin deficiencies. These include vitamin K deficiency and vitamin C deficiency which causes scurvy.

Because bleeding gums can be a symptom of a serious disease, condition or disorder, it should be evaluated by a physician or other licensed health care provider.

Causes of Bleeding gums:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Bleeding gums. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Bleeding gums:

The following list of conditions have 'Bleeding gums' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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List of 172 causes of Bleeding gums

This section shows a full list of all the diseases and conditions listed as a possible cause of Bleeding gums in our database from various sources.

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Drug side effect causes of Bleeding gums

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins may possibly cause Bleeding gums as a side effect.

[See detailed list of 57 drug side effect causes of Bleeding gums]

Drug interaction causes of Bleeding gums:

Drug interactions may be a possible cause of Bleeding gums.

  • Miconazole and warfarin interaction
  • Coumadin (Warfarin) and Mevacor (Lovastatin) interaction
  • Coumadin (Warfarin) and Alka-Seltzer (acetylsalicylic acid) interaction
  • Coumadin (Warfarin) and Anacin interaction
  • Coumadin (Warfarin) and Ascriptin interaction
[See detailed list of 79 drug interaction causes of Bleeding gums]
 

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