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Red bumps on back of my tongue, white small coating on tongue. After tongue brushing taste buds appeared. No pain/itchy. Roof is yelllowish. What is it?

Red bumps on back of my tongue, white small coating on tongue. After tongue brushing taste buds appeared. No pain/itchy. Roof is yelllowish. What is it?

NORMAL: The description you give sounds like normal larger taste buds(papilla) covered by food debris or plaque removed by your more aggressive cleaning. The lack of symptoms also suggests this diagnosis. A more effective cleaning regimen, helped by a dental evaluation should take care of the problem. ...Read more

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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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Throw up yellow bile every now in then in the morning while tongue cleaning/brushing teeth, what does it mean? (24 years old)

Throw up yellow bile every now in then in the morning while tongue cleaning/brushing teeth, what does it mean? (24 years old)

Gag reflex: You just might be hitting a gag reflex area. These usually can cause a reflex that can make you gag and can bring bile up which skin like that's what you doing. You could have something known as gerd, or acid reflux so the acid in the stomach isnt in you stomach but in you mid chest region do its easier to come up. ...Read more

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I brushed my two year olds tongue and it started bleeding?

I brushed my two year olds tongue and it started bleeding?

Tongues bleed but...: Tongues heal quickly and heal well. That's because tongues have good blood flow. Probably best to skip the tongue-brushing with little kids. No worries. ...Read more

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What causes bleeding tongue each and everytime i brush.Theres a sore on my tongue now.Please help!

What causes bleeding tongue each and  everytime i brush.Theres a sore on my tongue now.Please help!

Get checked soon: You should not have a bleeding sore on your tongue. While it could be as simple as you having bit the tongue or a canker sore, there are some more serious conditions that would be better treated sooner than later. In the past we used to worry about tongue cancer in older male drinkers/smokers, there is a hpv-related type that also affects otherwise young healthy people. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm bleeding from under my tongue is been bleeding for awhile is just a little and i notice it more when i brush my teeth. What could it be?

I'm bleeding from under my tongue is been bleeding for awhile is just a little and i notice it more when i brush my teeth. What could it be?

Bleeding: Bleeding is not normal and a sign of some problem. Most likely it's from periodontal (gum) disease although it could be a host of other things. You will need to see a dentist who can determine exactly what it is and what treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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I think my bf has thrush he has a thick white coating on tongue and when he tries to brush it off he has patches of red and a little bleeding?

I think my bf has thrush he has a thick white coating on tongue and when he tries to brush it off he has patches of red and a little bleeding?

Probably not: It would be unusual for a healthy young male to have lingual thrush. I suspect that the white coating is not a yeast infection and is not pathological. White patches are often seen on the throat surface with oral yeast infections. Have him examined by an otolaryngologist if concerns continue. ...Read more

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Have mucus like substance on tongue . But when brushing and coughing up mucus from being sick it all goes away . See a brown/black spot trying too develop on side of tongue VERY CONCERNED of mouth / oral cancer . I have no bleeding , pain or anything just

Have mucus like substance on tongue . But when brushing and coughing up mucus from being sick it all goes away . See a brown/black spot trying too develop on side of tongue VERY CONCERNED of mouth / oral cancer . I have no bleeding , pain or anything just

Go see: Any visualized change in your mouth should be evaluated. Please see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for evaluation. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be told there's nothing to worry about? And on the slight chance that there is a problem it,s better to have it resolved as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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Why would I have a sore throat and my tongue bleed when I brush my teeth?

Why would I have a sore throat and my tongue bleed when I brush my teeth?

Irritation: Are you brushing your tongue when you brush your teeth? You maybe brushing to hard if so, also possible reaction to the tooth paste. ...Read more