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Old 11-12-2007, 06:25 PM   #1
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Unhappy Red spots in mouth?

I get red spots on my cheeks/gums. They dont hurt. They come and go within a day or two. Could this have anything to do with me being anemic?

 
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:51 AM   #2
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Re: Red spots in mouth?

I get the same spots??? Not sure what it is but would love to know. My B12 level came back at 324 (211-911). I know it is within range but I don't know what an optimal number would be.

 
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:36 AM   #3
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Re: Red spots in mouth?

Do you have any other issues that may cause those spots? I am going crazy! All I come up with is HIV or something ~ I hate worrying so much about it!

 
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Re: Red spots in mouth?

I also have Hypothyroidism, low ferritin and low Vitamin D. I have been trying to get a diagnosis for YEARS and have finally found a doctor who actually listens to me and was willing to do the necessary blood tests! I thought I was going crazy!! I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to actually have proof that I am not the hypochondriac I was made out to be. Perhaps ask for these tests if you have not already done so and/or find a new doctor if necessary. I actually was SO desperate that I paid for some of the blood tests myself to get the ball rolling since I couldn't convince my previous doctor. Good luck! Let me know if you have had ANY of these tests....OK?

 
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:20 PM   #5
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Re: Red spots in mouth?

Hopalong and Anxiety,
I get red dots in my mouth when my platelet count is low. Have you noticed any other bruising anywhere? Your platelets can sometimes go down if you have a cold or virus, and when they are low, you bruise easily, including in your mouth. It will probably go away with no problems, but if it keeps up, you should tell your dr.

Also, 324 is ok, but many people still experience bad symptoms. I get B12 shots once a month. They like my B12 levels to be at 800.

Hope this helps.
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:29 PM   #6
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Re: Red spots in mouth?

Thanks Jill. I appreciate the response. I just wish I could find some documentation SOMEWHERE about optimal B12 levels. I haven't heard anything about my result from the doctor yet....I hope she addresses it.

 
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Re: Red spots in mouth?

I am boarderline hyperthyroid ~ platelets were normal, slightly anemic, I bruise easily though. the spots are more where my gums/cheeks meet with my teeth ~

 
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Re: Red spots in mouth?

Hopalong Two,

I would say an optimal level for B12 would be the level at which you donít feel horrible anymore. I started out at 329 (range for my lab, 200 to 1100), and that was low enough to make me one sick puppy. I havenít figured out whatís optimal for me yet. When it was last checked two months ago, it was 1200. Even though I feel lots better, Iím still looking forward to the day I feel like myself again.

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