|Sudden bleeding of tongue. Is it side effect from hiv meds?
Apr 20, 2005
I've experienced sudden un-explainable bleeding on the side of the tongue while laying down. Is it some kind of side effects from hiv meds?
| Response from Dr. Henry
That would be very unusual to be due to HIV meds. Low platelet counts (known as ITP) can cause easy bleeding, bruising and can be a complication of HIV infection itself. An oral examination and evaluation of bone marrow, clotting parameters is suggested. KH
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