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    Hi,

    Last evening, i bite my tongue during happy hour around 6:30 pm. I started bleeding pretty bad, tried couple of items, but it kept on bleeding till 8:45 pm and therefore i checked into ER. They're able to stop the bleeding by trying following things:
    a) Applied Ice
    b) Pressed bit wound really hard for 30 minutes

    They did not stitch tongue wound. It started bleeding again in the morning during brushing, I was able to press on my bite for 10 minutes and it stopped.

    After lunch, it started bleeding again and this time it needed 20+ mins to pressing on my bite.

    Ended up going to Dental surgeon and they told me the following:
    a) Avoid chewing for couple of meals. (May be go on liquid diet for few days, while my bite heals)
    b) Press Bite really hard for 10-20 minutes, if it bleeds again.
    c) Reduce INR to reduce bleeding. (My INR was 2.5 today, and my INR range is 2-3, so I can bring down my INR closer to 2)
    d) Eat more greens for few day.
    e) Test INR every day for next 2 days


    Any body else has experienced something similar.

    All feedbacks are welcome.

    -- Vivek
    21mm On-X mechanical aortic valve replacement (SN: 4476814), (Ref: ONXACE) by Dr. William A. Cooper @ Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, GA, USA on 6/21/2016

  • #2
    Gee, not that bad. The suckers bleed a lot. You must've bitten deep.
    Bicuspid Aortic Valve. Moderate Aortic Valve Stenosis. Ascending Aorta: 4.1cm
    In the waiting room.

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    • #3
      Never had a tongue bite.

      Keep an eye on blood loss, ask again at the ER if it's still bleeding. It may actually need stiches.

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      • #4
        Useful tips if ever I do that!
        Mechanical aortic valve replacement, CABG x 1 and pacemaker, Sept 2014, at age 49. Insulin dependent diabetic.

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        • #5
          ER decided not to stitch my tongue. No bleeding in last 20 hours. I'm however being extra cautious and not eating any things that requires chewing. Plan to be on liquid diet, till redness disappears from the tongue.
          21mm On-X mechanical aortic valve replacement (SN: 4476814), (Ref: ONXACE) by Dr. William A. Cooper @ Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, GA, USA on 6/21/2016

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          • #6
            Originally posted by vivekd View Post
            ER decided not to stitch my tongue. No bleeding in last 20 hours. I'm however being extra cautious and not eating any things that requires chewing. Plan to be on liquid diet, till redness disappears from the tongue.
            good to hear, I always reckon a second opinion (especially when dealing with the triage at ER) is a good thing to get ....Anyway, so now that its resolved was "alcohol a factor"

            mean time, can we call you Mumbles ;-)

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            • #7
              Gene Simmons
              Bicuspid Aortic Valve. Moderate Aortic Valve Stenosis. Ascending Aorta: 4.1cm
              In the waiting room.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Agian View Post
                Gene Simmons
                In case the younger folks don't know KISS

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                • #9
                  It was happy hour, and i think i had 2 corona beer by the time, it happened, so alcohol may have been a factor. I'm still too nervous to chew anything ,till redness goes away.
                  Plan to primarily drink liquids (Soups, Coffee, Juice, and Protein shakes) for next 2 days
                  21mm On-X mechanical aortic valve replacement (SN: 4476814), (Ref: ONXACE) by Dr. William A. Cooper @ Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, GA, USA on 6/21/2016

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by vivekd View Post
                    It was happy hour, and i think i had 2 corona beer by the time
                    two?

                    nah ... I think we can rule out alcohol as a factor ... sounds like you were just bloody unlucky.

                    Glad its on the mend :-)

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