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Blood from the base of the tongue?

Blood from the base of the tongue?

Need Consultation: Not normal. Bleeding is something that requires a dentist to evaluate this now. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Is the base of the tongue rough?

Is the base of the tongue rough?

yes: The tongue has taste buds or papillae that are used to sense sweet, sour, salt bitter and umami. The ones in the back or base of the tongue are called circumvallate or vallate papillae and are responsible for bitter. ...Read more

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Can biting on the inside of the cheek cause bruising on the outside of the cheek?

Can biting on the inside of the cheek cause bruising on the outside of the cheek?

Unlikely: It's unlikely that biting the inside of the cheek would cause bruising that's visible from the outside. The mucosal lining of the mouth is actually very tough, and you'd have to bite through a very thick layer of mucosa to cause bleeding that'd be visible as a bruise from the outside. ...Read more

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Pain/burn in the tip of the tongue?

Pain/burn in the tip of the tongue?

See an Oral Surgeon: How long has this pain/burn been going on. With no trauma or pimple on the end of tongue reported a good detailed examination and history should be gotten. Make an appointment with an oral surgeon and solve this dilemma that must hinder both your speaking and eating since your tongue is so involved in these essential activities. Find out what is going on. ...Read more

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What kinds of tissues form the roof of the mouth?

What kinds of tissues form the roof of the mouth?

Both: Cartilage (firm soft palate) and Bone (hard palate) Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What are the causes of tingling in the lips and the lower part of the face?

What are the causes of tingling in the lips and the lower part of the face?

See MD asap!: That's a very good question. The list is long. It warrants you seeing your primary care physician or a neurologist immediately. You shouldn't want merely a list of possibilities with guesses and answers over the internet. You should want an exact and accurate answer asap! that will require you seeing someone for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Which STD cause 2 thick lines in the middle of the tongue.

Which STD cause 2 thick lines in the middle of the  tongue.

Unclear question: I'm having trouble visualizing "thick lines" on the tongue. No STD is a likely cause, except that syphilis can cause abnormalities of various kinds in the mouth. See a health professional and take it from there. ...Read more

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What is the main type of collagen in the sclera of the eye?

What is the main type of collagen in the sclera of the eye?

Type I: Human sclera is about 50% collagen material which is mostly all collagen type !. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6519194 ...Read more

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What are the causes of a headache towards the front of the face around the eye area?

What are the causes of a headache towards the front of the face around the eye area?

Headache near eyes: Often a sinus blockage will cause headaches in that area. If when you move your head it gets worse with movement, it is likely sinus-related. So think allergies, sinus infection. ...Read more

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What is the inflammation of the inner lining of the heart called?

Endocarditis: The endocardium is the inner lining of the heart. If inflamed we call it endocarditis. ...Read more

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Cause of dark grey patches on the surface of the eyes?

Cause of dark grey patches on the surface of the eyes?

Pull from muscles: This is typically seen in older patients at the insertion of the eyeball muscles--just a thinning of the white sclera over the other eye structures. ...Read more

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What is the reson for the prominence of capillaries behind the knee and on the lateral aspect of the leg?

What is  the reson for the prominence of  capillaries behind the knee and on the lateral aspect of the leg?

Capillaries: These are the smallest blood vessels, connecting the arterial system to the venous system and are the site at which transfer of oxygen from rbcs to tissue occurs. Their visibility varies from person to person and with different areas of the body. Doubt there is a functional purpose for this. ...Read more

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What is the cause of atrophy of the breast?

What is the cause of atrophy of the breast?

Many: hormones/weigh: There are many causes or breast atrophy but the two primary causes or hormone changes or weight loss. This is most common with cessation of lactation. Atrophy can be caused by implants as well. ...Read more

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What could be the possible cause of sudden enlarging of the papillae on the back of the tongue?

Probably normal: Everyone has 10-14 large papillae (circumvallate papillae) on the far back of the tongue. They can be hard to see, and when first noticed it is easy to believe they have just appeared or enlarged. Google "circumvallate papillae photos" and compare with what you have noticed. If that's not it or if in doubt, ask your doc or or dentist. Almost certainly this is nothing serious or harmful. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of a small area of ischemia at the apex of the left ventricle?

What are the consequences of a small area of ischemia at the apex of the left ventricle?

Reversible?: It depends. Is the ischemia reverisble or irreversible? Was it detected on a nuclear stress test? Assume it's reversible as seen in a nuclear stress test.Such things seen on a perfusion scan are often referred to as apical defects.That said, along with other indications, i might suggest a clinical correlation via an angiogram or ccta. The consequences could not be determined without a cath or ccta. ...Read more

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What is the cause of the skin peeling on the head and foreskin of the penis?

What is the cause of the skin peeling on the head and foreskin of the penis?

Balanitis: It may be an balanitis, an infection of the penis. An antibiotic or anti-fungal may help. A visit with your doctor is recommended. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of inflammation of the lining of the bowels?

What are the common symptoms of inflammation of the lining of the bowels?

Many kinds: Information on the cause, diagnosis, symptoms and treatment of (ibd) inflammatory bowel disease. Ibd is a general term that covers two distinct disorders: ulcerative colitis (uc) and crohn's disease (cd). The symptoms of crohn are •frequent diarrheafever •fatigue •anemiareduced appetite •weight loss. ...Read more

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Sore bump on the side of the tongue which is the same color as tongue?

Sore bump on the side of the tongue which is the same color as tongue?

Injury?: Most likely an injury however i would see my dentist and have it checked if it is not better in a few days. Is there a sharp or jagged filling on that side of your mouth? ...Read more

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Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more