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redness on side of tongue

A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
May be bite mark: There are a number of things that can cause something like this, most of which are not serious. It could well be a bite mark. It should heal quickly ... Read More
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Dr. Marshall Dicker
46 years experience Dentistry
tongue red spot: Monitor the lesion for 7 days if not gone seek out an oral surgeon.
Dr. Jonathan Engel
39 years experience Dentistry
Not yet: Rule of thumb..if it is trauma takes 2 weeks to heal. I wouldn't worry unless you see it starting to grow, swell or you develop a fever. If you see ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Probably normal: But the only way to know for sure is to have your own dentist take a look. They are most likely taste buds. As we can't actually see what you see, it' ... Read More
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Most likely normal: There normally are red bumps in the area that you describe, so this may be a normal condition. But if you have pain, fever, or other symptoms of bei ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
You need a consult: This sounds like a followup from a previous consult or visit to a doctor. If you are not getting relief from whatever was suggested, you need to be s ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
34 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: The direct visualization of this will likely provide the diagnosis. Most common is bacterial or viral infection.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Tongue bumps: They may be normal papillae but without seeing them we cannot determine that over the internet. See your local dentist for a definitive diagnosis.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
27 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist.: It is very likely a normal variation of the vessels under the tongue. However, it would be very important to see a dentist/ oral surgeon to evaluate.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
31 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Red spot: Yes if it is not changing in size or thickness. Just keeps close eye on it. The best thing to do is biopsy it if you are worried. It can easily be bi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Jean
10 years experience Family Medicine
Tongue Bumps: There are a number of diseases that can I cause a bumpy tongue. Anything from trauma (accidentally biting your tongue), former or current tobacco use, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely related: Best would be to have your physician or dentist to evaluate and stop using tobacco for a while. Time will offer the exact answer to your question. If ... Read More

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