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Oozing gums now (2 years for gallbladder disease)

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 30, 2009
  • 09:37 AM

Right now I'm trying to find out why my gums are oozing. Everyone says that they look fine but I had a similar situation for two years.

For two years I had gall bladder disease and every doctor I went to told me the same thing.

"You have anxiety. You're suffering depression. Please take this pill."

I swear that half the doctors out there have no idea what they are doing and are in it all for the money! It took me two long years until I finally saw my dad's doctor and she said, after I described all of my symptoms, "You know what, that sounds just like gall bladder disease!"

So I had an ultrasound, and then I had my gall bladder removed because it was filled to the brim with stones. The most horrible part was when I was 17 and everyone was telling me, "You're crazy! The pain is in your head! It's a hallucination! You have Schizophrenia!"

And then after I find out it's gall bladder disease do you think that any of those people made one apology!? No way!

So I am pretty bitter and jaded as far as the medical profession is concerned.

Anyway right now I'm trying to find out why my gums are leaking all of the time. I'm not even sure if it's my gums or the underside of my upper lip. Either way my upper gums or my upper lip are always secreting this goop and it makes me feel like licking, itching, or cleaning my upper teeth and gums constantly.

I'm anxious because I feel like people are going to start accusing me of craziness again. Maybe I just get really angry and *****d that I can't solve my problems and need help, and then people get overwhelmed and start pointing fingers. I'm not sure, but I would really love it if I could just figure out what has been going on!

It's been about a year and I'm always cleaning my upper gums and teeth like crazy, but it never really goes away. There are also a few lumps up there too, and I want to get tested for cancer.

Who should I go to in order to get tested for oral cancer? I don't really like the E.R. because you never really know who you're going to talk to. I want to be taken seriously and I want to have tests performed that will determine whether it is cancer or not.

I don't want any accusations of being mentally ill or depressed or anxious or to be told to take a bunch of pills that don't really help or do anything.

So should I see an oral surgeon? A mouth doctor? Who can just easily and quickly perform a screening for mouth cancer without my having to deal with people telling me I'm wasting their time.

Like I said, I had to go through so much crap for two years until finally someone intelligent came along and told me I had gall bladder disease. So I'm hoping to get this done in a year or something.

My doctor who actually helped me with gall bladder disease isn't being too helpful, as she's been sending me to a dental clinic where they only see 45 patients a day, and you have to show up at 6:45 AM in the morning! Man!

If only they could just make it easy and perform the tests you need so you can finally figure out if you're dying or not, or what the ***l is causing you so much trouble!!!

Anyway if you could please give some advice on who I should see to get my gums tested for cancer without any baloney please leave a response.

Thanks,

Annonymous

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  • My gums have been doing that too for the past year. I'm miserable. I have no idea what's going on. I know how you feel and I don't know what to do either. My dentist was no help.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 18, 2010
    • 02:43 AM
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  • Try seeing a Naturopathic doctor, at least that person would probably do a culture of the ooze. Check with The Oral Cancer Foundation for a referral to be checked for oral cancer.Try using natural toothpaste without fluoride.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 26, 2010
    • 06:12 AM
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  • Right now I'm trying to find out why my gums are oozing. Everyone says that they look fine but I had a similar situation for two years.For two years I had gall bladder disease and every doctor I went to told me the same thing."You have anxiety. You're suffering depression. Please take this pill."I swear that half the doctors out there have no idea what they are doing and are in it all for the money! It took me two long years until I finally saw my dad's doctor and she said, after I described all of my symptoms, "You know what, that sounds just like gall bladder disease!"So I had an ultrasound, and then I had my gall bladder removed because it was filled to the brim with stones. The most horrible part was when I was 17 and everyone was telling me, "You're crazy! The pain is in your head! It's a hallucination! You have Schizophrenia!"And then after I find out it's gall bladder disease do you think that any of those people made one apology!? No way!So I am pretty bitter and jaded as far as the medical profession is concerned.Anyway right now I'm trying to find out why my gums are leaking all of the time. I'm not even sure if it's my gums or the underside of my upper lip. Either way my upper gums or my upper lip are always secreting this goop and it makes me feel like licking, itching, or cleaning my upper teeth and gums constantly.I'm anxious because I feel like people are going to start accusing me of craziness again. Maybe I just get really angry and *****d that I can't solve my problems and need help, and then people get overwhelmed and start pointing fingers. I'm not sure, but I would really love it if I could just figure out what has been going on!It's been about a year and I'm always cleaning my upper gums and teeth like crazy, but it never really goes away. There are also a few lumps up there too, and I want to get tested for cancer.Who should I go to in order to get tested for oral cancer? I don't really like the E.R. because you never really know who you're going to talk to. I want to be taken seriously and I want to have tests performed that will determine whether it is cancer or not.I don't want any accusations of being mentally ill or depressed or anxious or to be told to take a bunch of pills that don't really help or do anything.So should I see an oral surgeon? A mouth doctor? Who can just easily and quickly perform a screening for mouth cancer without my having to deal with people telling me I'm wasting their time.Like I said, I had to go through so much crap for two years until finally someone intelligent came along and told me I had gall bladder disease. So I'm hoping to get this done in a year or something.My doctor who actually helped me with gall bladder disease isn't being too helpful, as she's been sending me to a dental clinic where they only see 45 patients a day, and you have to show up at 6:45 AM in the morning! Man!If only they could just make it easy and perform the tests you need so you can finally figure out if you're dying or not, or what the ***l is causing you so much trouble!!!Anyway if you could please give some advice on who I should see to get my gums tested for cancer without any baloney please leave a response.Thanks,AnnonymousI was having a problem that I only could describe as the lining of my mouth producing some sort of goop. I could lick it off the inside of my cheek and then wipe the goop off my tongue with a kleenex. I finally figured out that it was from using high-fluoride toothpaste. As soon as I changed toothpaste, the goop went away. I have no idea if your problem can be solved as easily, but I've had my share of mysterious medical conditions, so I understand how frustrating it can be when the doctors tell you you're OK and you know very well that you aren't!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 12, 2011
    • 03:58 PM
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