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Does leukemia make me susceptible to gingivitis?

If leukemia cells are in your gums, it can cause gingivitis. Your weakened immune system and inability to fight infections can make it worse. Since leukemia causes your blood to not clot properly, your gums may appear red and bleed easily and longer. 

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