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Curious how my husband wakes up to a small bleeding tongue

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Curious how my husband wakes up to a small bleeding tongue every so often . It seems to go right away.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: He is on a Lisinopril/ HCG tab. 50/25
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: He gets a checkup very year, has allergies & has bone spurs in his hip. He is very healthy, active, rides bike , walks & runs all the time.
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Scott Rebich replied 16 days ago.

Does it have the appearance of a bit mark?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Expert:  Scott Rebich replied 16 days ago.

Does his tongue have any abnormal lesions or growths?

Expert:  Scott Rebich replied 16 days ago.

The concern would be that he might have cancer of the tongue.

Expert:  Scott Rebich replied 16 days ago.

The altenatives would be infections, ulcers, inflammatory disease like lupus, or vitamin deficiencies. If it was me, I would go see a doctor and get a full complete blood work done to make sure I do not have any underlying diseases such as metabolic, endocrine, or electrolyte abnormalities. I would also be screened for vitamin deficiencies which often appear as mouth lesions. Rarely people can get cancers of mouth. Cancers are more common with smokers, alcoholics, and prolong infections. With your blood work, you should also have screening for inflammatory markers for lupus and other common inflammatory diseases.

Expert:  Scott Rebich replied 16 days ago.

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Expert:  Scott Rebich replied 12 days ago.

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