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Nosebleeds during pregnancy may be caused by increased blood flow to
the tissue lining the inside of the nasal passages (mucous membranes).
Increased blood flow to the mucous membranes of the mouth and gums
during pregnancy may also cause bleeding, especially when you brush your teeth.
Your gums may appear more swollen than usual. Try using a soft-bristled
Regular visits to your dentist during pregnancy are important to
prevent problems. Inform your dentist of your pregnancy. Some dental work
(usually any dental procedures requiring anesthesia or X-rays) may be postponed
until after you deliver.
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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