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There seems to be a blood clot in my mouth. It happened after

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There seems to be a blood clot in my mouth. It happened after I brushed my teeth last night. Is this something serious? Should I go to the doctor or will it just go away? Here is a picture of it...
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm10/holagirl07/photo.jpg
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 years ago.

mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hello

mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

mysticdoc :

I just saw the picture.

mysticdoc :

this is a small hematoma or collection of blood possible from minor trauma.

mysticdoc :

this is not serious and will get better over time.

mysticdoc :

avoid brushing over the area for faster healing.

Customer :

okay, so i do not need to go to the doctor.

mysticdoc :

you dont need to

mysticdoc :

you can wait for next few days.

mysticdoc :

Best wishes

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Customer :

I recently was diagnosed with strep throat.

Customer :

you don't think that has something to do with it do you?

mysticdoc :

no

Customer :

okay, so they are pretty common to get? I will hit accept in just a minute, but just trying to figure out what might have caused it..

Customer :

hello?

mysticdoc :

yes they are pretty common and happens from the friction with the teeth and the oral mucosa.

mysticdoc :

toothbrush also can cause this.

mysticdoc :

Best wishes