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 toothbrush.
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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Last Revised||July 23, 2012|
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