Should My Gums be Bleeding THIS Much??

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Registered: 09-10-2006
Should My Gums be Bleeding THIS Much??
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Wed, 01-27-2010 - 1:48am

Hello hello! I don't know if this is a pregnancy thing or a pregnant with multiples thing. I take very good care of my teeth...don't have gingivitis or tooth problems, or anything. My gums normally never bleed...ever. But this pregnancy has been crazy! My gums bleed if I pick a piece of food out of my teeth, they bleed if I accidentally poke them with a fork or toothpick, they bleed every day and night when I brush them. Speaking of...when I brush them I spit out gobs and gobs of blood...like I mean I get blood spatter in the sink! (sorry, I know that's really gross).

So I know this happens with pregnancy. It happened with my son, but not nearly as bad. Is this symptom heightened because I'm carrying two babies, or might the bleeding be a sign of some other underlying condition.

Thanks...any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Registered: 06-30-2008
Wed, 01-27-2010 - 8:01am

Yes, this can happen in twin pregnancies. I also have crazy nose bleeds. With the extra blood volume it can be really bad. My started to get a lot better when I started the 3T.

Annie

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Registered: 06-14-2005
Wed, 01-27-2010 - 11:31am

I had super bad bleeding gums in the beginning, it's settled down now thank goodness.

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Registered: 09-21-2009
Wed, 01-27-2010 - 12:56pm
Ditto on the bleeding gums here. I brushed and spit the other day and the sink was lots of blood, i never had that with my son.. scary!
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Registered: 02-26-2008
Wed, 01-27-2010 - 1:36pm
It was always recommended to me to schedule a check-up with a dentist while pregnant anyway just because gum inflamation/disease has actually been shown to cause premature labor or something...so maybe a check-up is in order? Gums bleed because of inflamation, so....

Sarah
Wife to Kevin
Step-mom to Justin (11)
Mom to twins Grace and Isabelle (3)and Boyd (21months)
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Registered: 07-05-2006
Wed, 01-27-2010 - 5:05pm

Hi Kristy


I have had the same problem this whole time.