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Black Tongue Disease
Possible condition: Oral literature doesn't describe a condition with such name. Nevertheless, the tongue can show bluish or reddish in different types of diseases. In an adult like you, it could be inflammation of the blood vessels on ventral area of tongue (varicosities) due to lose of elasticity of blood vessels, showing blue through the mucosa due to venous blood irrigation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can we differentiate with pictures and explanation between fissured and pathological tongue disease? I am worry and not sure what I have.
Yes and no: Fissured tongue really isnt a disease. It's just a characteristic that some people have. For an example, i've included a photo of fissured tongue. There are differing degrees as well, some more or less pronounced. If there is a concern that you have some sort of pathology, see a dentist for a professional opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you know why the top of my mouth is yellow? And I'm scared about going to the dentist in case I have something like gum disease.. , I'm 18 and my teeth are also yellowish and the back of my bottom teeth are yellow with black bits but only visible whe
Multiple Issues: So hard diagnose these things over the internet, especially without being able to examine you. But a local dentist can. You're an adult now, no need to be scared. If you have a problem, it will only get worse without treatment. Seek the help of a local dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The underside of my tongue is a sickly white color. Assuming something related to diet rather than disease.
Can anyone tell me what "trauma" means?
Is trauma a disease? And why does this have anything to do with the tongue? :)
thank you very much.
=Injury: Trauma means injury. It can be emotional or in this case physical. Trauma to the tongue could be from accidentally biting it, having it irritated from a sharp or broken tooth, or perhaps even from a habit of running your tongue over your teeth repeatedly. Other examples are chemical burns or burns from hot food or remember that movie when that kid got his tongue stuck on a frozen pole outside? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Uncommon: Oral manifestations of Crohn's disease are less common than intestinal manifestations. However anywhere in the lips, mouth, tongue, or back of the throat can be affected. If you truly have oral manifestations of Crohn's I would make certain you are on strong enough medication for your disease. Some of the oral manifestations can cause serious infections or even disfigurement. ...Read more
Difficult to : Guess a diagnosis over the internet. Would recommend an examination by your physician or dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I have had Crohn's disease for a few years but have recently developed a fissured tongue.. it is really painful.. is this because of the crohn's?
Maybe: Crohn's disease can involve the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus. In the mouth, it can cause ulcers, fissures, plaques, erythema and other lesions. In addition, malnutrition or deficiency of micronutrients (minerals, vitamins, etc) can cause lesions in the mouth (fissures, inflammation, etc). Both these conditions should be evaluated by your MD. ...Read more
Habit or : It could be a habit you developed over time. If this is the case, a dentist can make an appliance to try to stop the habit. It could also be a neurological problem so for this i would recommend a neurologist and i would probably start there and rule out the medical end of things. Don't wait too long. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer