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Why do my gums go very pale after exertion

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why do my gums go very pale after exertion

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Do you have any other symptoms?

What about your nailbeds?

Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
my nail beds are inclined to be pale but not always. I take a number of medications:- 5mg prednisolone for connective tissues disorder, 40mg fluoxetin , 75/100 mcg Levothyroxin (alternately), warfarin for antiphospholipid syndrome, 210 mg ferrous fumarate, 40mg omeprazole. I had borderline haemoglobin and borderline iron deficiency anaemia discovered last year and being over 50 was sent for colonoscopy and endoscopy both of which were okay. The Gastroenterologist said that it was possible that i could have small bleeds due to being on warfarin. My haemoglobin and ferritin levels are increasing well.

Thank you for that additional information.

from what you have posted I believe your pale gums and nail beds are secondary to your underlying blood issues.

This might be a sign of poor circulation and, as such, could cause problems with the perfusion of your major organs (brain, heart, kidneys etc)

So. What should you do?

I am glad to hear that there is no sign of bleeding. That being said I feel you should consult with a hematologist just so as to be sure that no stone is left unturned....

Your pale gums after exercise are telling you that something is wrong with your circulation and it is up to your doctors to figure out exactly what that is....

Does this make sense to you?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your answer. I have just been for a short walk and managed to get my heart rate up to 145 bpm. on my return i find my gums looking kind of bluish. I do the walk because otherwise I would be sitting still most of the day, I don't really enjoy it but think that it is doing me good. Would I be right in thinking this or should I avoid this kind of strenuous activity?

The best thing to do is figure out what is going on with your circulatory system....but, yes, until then you might want to tone down the exercises a bit just to be on the safe side.

Make sense?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you for your help. I think I have enough information now and will be able to approach my GP about this.

My pleasure.

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