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21 month old son need help

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  • Posted By: jclark25
  • July 2, 2008
  • 07:41 PM

Is it normal for a 21 month old to have hand foot mouth, or some other kind of virus that would cause his gums to swell and bleed. Oh he has been to two doctor's and a dentist. The swollen gums have been longer then a week. the bleeding started monday it is now wednesday. He has sores in his mouth and no where else. No fever and he is eating. It seemed that he was getting better but the gums started to bleed and they are still very swollen. The dentist said it wasn't gingivitis, and doctors say it is a virus. However I didn't know that viruses could cause this in a 21 month old. I think maybe a bleeding disorder because he has always been very light skin and bruises easily. Here is another thing my husband held his head back to brush his teeth and it left marks finger prints on the side of his head. He didn't hold him hard. but it seems almost that he is bruising to the touch. I am worried I am afraid if something is really wrong it is being missed. I don't think it's normal to have a virus that would cause your gums to swell and bleed. Please any one with any answers would be great.

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  • http://symptoms.wrongdiagnosis.com/cosymptoms/bleeding-gums/gum-symptoms/swollen-gums-all.htm Now this is just a symptom checker, I put in bleeding gums, gum symptoms, and swollen gums. This doesn't limit, or nor am I claiming this is what is the problem, I'm mearly point you in a direction based on the symptoms you layed out.
    brnbdry 14 Replies Flag this Response
  • http://symptoms.wrongdiagnosis.com/cosymptoms/bleeding-gums/gum-symptoms/swollen-gums-all.htm I put in symptoms you described, bleeding gums, swollen gums, and to narrow it down, I added gum symptoms. I'm not claiming that one of those is the problem, I'm just trying to point you in a direction.
    brnbdry 14 Replies Flag this Response
  • hand foot and mouth can happen to anyone but dosnt sound like it to me. but im no doc.
    jhopkins 24 Replies Flag this Response
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