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Question by  Rinda (121)

What can cause blood on my tongue?

I have noticed that my tongue has blood on it.


Answer by  TheAnswerFairy (2345)

It sounds like you probably bit the inside of your mouth or perhaps even your tongue itself. This is nothing to worry about unless there are huge amounts of blood and the bleeding has lasted for a long time. It is also remotely possible that you are coughing up blood, but you would have noticed if that was the case.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

1. Your gum line has receded and begun bleeding upon contact with your tongue. 2. There is a cut in your mouth that your tongue has touched. 3. You have a bleeding cold sore.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

Blood on your tongue could be from biting your tongue. Also, if you just recently got through flossing the blood could have rubbed off from the floss onto your tongue.


Answer by  Nebmx (23)

If your tongue has blood on it the first thing you should do is rinse out your mouth with water, then you should check if you bit your tongue.


Answer by  Gregory (28)

Sometimes, if you haven't brushed your teeth in a while, your gums can bleed from a good brushing. This is perfectly normal and the blood can drip on your tongue.


Answer by  lorio (96)

Blood on the tongue can be caused by an accidental bite to more serious conditions such as cancer. Most common causes include poor fitting dentures, canker or ulcer sores.

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