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What the cause of black spot in tongue?

What the cause of black spot in tongue?

Many: Black spots on tongue may be caused by the natural pigmentation of the tongue, but it can also be a warning sign that you are developing a more serious condition such as hairy tongue. I would visit your dentist to have this checked. ...Read more

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I am having small black spot on tongue which appeaes for 2-3 days and disappears and later appears on different area of the tongue?

Tongue pigmentation: Hyper pigmentation of tongue may happen from drugs, infection, nutritional deficiencies, dark skinned individual, hormone deficiency and so on, Have yourself checked out to get to the diagnosis and treatment. Most of the time they are benign lesions. ...Read more

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Mi little boy 2 month having black spot on tongue. why it is?

Mi little boy 2 month having black spot on tongue. why it is?

Black hairy tongue: There are a number of ailments that can lead to black pigmentation on the tongue. Your baby probably has a "black hairy" tongue caused by too much bacteria or yeast growth in the mouth. The bacteria build up on tiny rounded projections called papillae. If you are breast feeding, this is very common. Initially the tongue is white with yeast alone, but when bacteria adds up, the color darkens. ...Read more

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What anaethesia to use for biopsy of growing black spot under tongue of a 5 y/o?

What anaethesia to use for biopsy of growing black spot under tongue of a 5 y/o?

Talk with an ENT: Biopsies at this age can be very hard to do. I would recommend having a little sedation in the operating room, so that the experience is not traumatic for the child and it is doe safely. ...Read more

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Black spot under tongue of 5 y/o. Prev biopsy of toe lesion dysplastic nevus. No fam history of melanoma. Gp/ent rec biopsy after watch 2mos. Ok wait more?

Black spot under tongue of 5 y/o. Prev biopsy of toe lesion dysplastic nevus. No fam history of melanoma. Gp/ent rec biopsy after watch 2mos. Ok wait more?

No: No... If your ENT recommends a repeat biopsy within a certain amount of time- follow the recommendations. Dysplastic nevus is a precancerous type lesion. Dysplasia indicates the cell architecture has morphed towards the spectrum of cancer and can definitely become a cancerous lesion. Follow all recs closely as any cancer is better treated when found early. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about the black spot on my tongue?

Yes: Several questions are important: 1) how long has it been there? 2) is it getting larger? As a general rule, any new lesion that has been there longer than 10 days should be evaluated. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Getting a small black spot on my tongue, what could this be?

Getting a small black spot on my tongue, what could this be?

Many causes: Black spots on the tongue can come from trauma, tongue piercing, oral cancer , hyper pigmentation, and smoking or drinking. ...Read more

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I found a small black spot on my tongue. It is on the tip of my tongue and a little to the right. It is very small, the size of a taste buds. Why is it there? Also, what is it?

I found a small black spot on my tongue. It is on the tip of my tongue and a little to the right. It is very small, the size of a taste buds. Why is it there? Also, what is it?

Difficult : Difficult to say without seeing it, but something that small and unifocal may be a vascular "bud" (capillary plexus) near or part of your taste bud that looks dark to you. Fungal or yeast problems tend to be more diffuse. ...Read more

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