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Red painless spots on tongue

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
38 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: Potential more common causes of red spots on tongue are oral thrush , B12 deficiency, acid reflux or oral herpes. Also, sometimes when we eat spicy ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
33 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See your physician.: Painless red spots can be normal anatomy or it can be something else. I can't see your tongue, so see your physician and let him have a look!
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Leap
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
Get it checked: Red bumps can be normal tongue structures, but are worth having checked at either the family doctor or dentist. Some oral cancers can start on the to ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Could be normal but.: This can be a normal issue with the tongue- may be caused by spicy foods, drinks, meds... But if in doubt, I would see a dentist now while the spots ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
35 years experience Family Medicine
Red spots on tongue: may be inflammed taste buds. Doubt infection since they are painless and no other symptoms. You may have also accidentally burned them with hot c ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
HealthTap Prime b/c: ... we need more information. Something isn't right. 1st, HSV causes encephalitis (or meningoencephalitis), not meningitis (unless there's repeated in ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Hemangiomas?: A few painless red dots on the skin, on the penis or anywhere else, usually are not abnormal. Most likely they are small hemangiomas, i.e. blood vesse ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Seen below: Small bumps on tongue and throat are likely normal anatomical structures such as taste buds and lymphoid tissue in pharynx. See your primary care doct ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
See your Dentist: Some of what you are describing may be normal anatomy, some may be lesions. Not being able to see and examine you, palmate the lesions, review your m ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Red spots tongue, so: Can be allergy (is it worse after eating something?) or strep or autoimmune manifestation. With red painless spots we also consider low platelets so ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Checkup: Get a complete phbysicial exam and blood/urine tests. This will set your mind at ease.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Duane Keller
45 years experience Dentistry
Multiple options: You could have a benign condition called benign migratory glossitis, and it could be a host of other options. Your best way to discover if this is so ... Read More
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