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Black Tongue Disease Deer
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 more
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 isn't 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 more
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 more
The underside of my tongue is a sickly white color. Assuming something related to diet rather than disease.
It is normal: There is nothing for you to worry about. This is normal anatomical structure. This is due to differences in the vascular anatomical structure. If concerned, see your dentist for confirmation. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
Not directly: They is some evidence that shows damage to parts of the brain resulting from the disease causing swallowing difficulty but not necessarily from hypertrophy of the tongue. ...Read more
What to do if I had a ranula (tongue cyst) surgically removed last week (pics). now 5 more are back! Do I have a disease?
No!: No, there are a couple of possibilities. Sometimes when a ranula or cyst is removed, an adjacent salivary gland duct is traumatized and obstructed by the surgery in the adjacent area. In that case, it may not drain properly; the gland produces saliva and you will form a new cyst in the location of the previous surgery. It is unpredictable and hard to avoid, but is a possibility. ...Read more
What is teatment for jerk? I shake my head when ever I was in tensed sometimes I bite my tongue...Im feeling afraid about this. Is this serious disease
Maybe: Sudden jerking and biting of the tongue can be from an underlying or untreated seizure condition. I urge you to seek help from a neurologist who can determine what condition is creating these symptoms. Don't be afraid, take courage to find out what it is and how it could be helped. Best regards! ...Read more
Hi. How likely is it for my tongue to swell? I have no allergies, and no diseases. I have a fear of this happening. It is making me afraid : (
See a dentist: Tongue inflammation or condition also called self-inflicted traumatic macroglossia. Common symptoms are problems chewing, swallowing, or speaking. Your doctor may prescribe an anti-inflammatory drug or suggest an otc Ibuprofen to help minimize inflammation and reduce pain while the underlying cause is treated. Hope it helps. ...Read more
I'm having a flare-up of Crohn's disease and my tongue is very sore - is this a normal part of the flare-up?
Have no allergies whatsoever, no diseases in tongue. What are the chances that the tongue is going to swell? I have health anxiety. Will it ever happen?
What to do: Swelling of the tongue is relatively rare. Even if it did happen from an allergic reaction, it would not be your biggest problem. If you have what you feel is a "health anxiety", you should see a psychologist or other therapist to discuss it and hopefully resolve this issue. Why have extra stress in your life that you don't need? ...Read more
AAOM: Search American Academy of Oral Medicine, AAOM. Com. Click on "Patients." Click on "Find a doctor." Fill in just your zip code, pick a distance, and search. Choose a member from the list and schedule a second opinion. ...Read more
I'd anal unprotected sex with a HIV negative men, after I get white tongue sore throat fever n tired, am I infected HIV or anyother sexual disease?
Should get checked: The problem in the world is that not everyone is truthful-- how do we know for sure your partner was negative? I am concerned you have a pharyngitis but it could be one of any number of infections. Acute HIV can look just like "a sore throat" so I hope u can see a doc. Of course you could just have mono, Strep or another virus but testing for HIV is very important. Your doc can sort it out I hope ...Read more
Not particularly: Lyme can cause virtually any symptom and geographic tongue could be one of them, but I have not found geographic tongue to be common in patients with lyme. Common causes of geographic tongue include celiac disease & other food allergies, environmental allergies, vit B12 & zinc deficiencies, hormonal imbalances & imbalances of flora. Of course many people with chronic lyme may also have those issues. ...Read more