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causes of purple spots on the tongue

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Cheek bite for one: One cause can be a cheek bite that caused bleeding below the tissue, but not enough of a bite to cause a laceration or tear so that the blood leaked o ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Several posibilities: Get somebody professional (dentist, doctor) to look at these and give you their impression. Must be seen to be diagnosed.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Purple spots: It might be blood clots or varicose veins. However, it should be clinically seen and evaluated by your dentist. Without personally examining you, we h ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Benhamou
20 years experience Dentistry
Normal : With the lack of a clinical exam, i would like to call those spots the terminal end of blood vessels. However if they are new spots that you have neve ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
19 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Many possibilities: There are several resaons that may cause this. From minor issues to severe medical issues. You need to see your physician asap to have this issue ad ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
15 years experience Dentistry
Get checked: May be an irritated taste bud, may be an irritation, either way this should be evaluated by a dentist and then possibly an oral surgeon if the dentist ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Probably normal: What you described does not seem to be a cause for concern. Next time you visit your dentist, ask him/her to look at the issues that you wrote about. ... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bender
35 years experience Dentistry
Varicous veins: We can develop varacosities even in our mouths, especialy under the tongue. If you are having any pain in your mouth, you shoulld consult with your de ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
? pharyngitis: Use salt water gargles, pain killers and see your doctor soon, you need to be examined and might need prescription medications, take care
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
45 years experience Dentistry
Probably Not: It is most likely normal, but see your dentist to be sure.

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