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Blue Purple Area On Tongue
I have 2 purple-blue-ish marks on the top of my tongue, on each side, my dentist told me that its nothing to be concerned about, should I be worried?
Do you.....: Do you trust your dentist? If you do, then you should trust his\her judgement and advice. If you don't, find another dentist whom you do. Did you ask what the marks actually were? If not, then please do as this should allay your fears. My guess would be small varicose veins at or near the surface. ...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
I have a small blue/purple dot under my tongue that I have not noticed before. Not sure if it is veins or something more serious. No pain?
No worries: There are many veinules under the tongue and the dot you're speaking of is seen often in normal exams. Keep your eye on it...if it gets larger or swollen have it looked at by your dentist ...Read more
I have noticed that after I brush my teeth my tongue appears to be blue/purple. What does this mean?
Blue/purple tongue: Sorry, but nothing comes to mind and it does sound unusual. I assume we are not talking about seeing some surface veins but a generalized blue/purple coloration? You would and should have to see a local dentist to pursue the cause of this finding. ...Read more
I just noticed my 4 week old's side of his tongue is blue/purple. What could this be from? Could he have bit it without having teeth?
Possibly: It could be from trauma. Ask your Pediatrician to take a look, especially if the discoloration lasts more than 2 weeks. ...Read more
Cheek bite for one: One cause can be a cheek bite that caused bleeding below the tissue, but not enough of a bite to cause a laceration or tear so that the blood leaked out into your mouth. Another reason could be a blue nevus. You should see a dentist to have the spots evaluated and then see if any treatment is needed. ...Read more
How can I treat this mouth bite which I keep on rebiting. I rebit if today and it turned blue purple with blood at places.
Your occlusion: That usually happens due to an issue of how your teeth come together. Use some salt water rinses and see a dentist to check your bite. ...Read more
Roof of mouth is yellow/orange, and a little purple/blue. Also have a clear mouth sore that comes and goes every week or so, what could be the cause?
Unknown. . .: I recommend you see a physician or an oral surgeon right away. Without knowing any other details of your life and health history, any guess I could make would be misleading and unfair to you. This could be serious. . . Please see someone soon! ...Read more
For 4 weeks now my arms have felt numb and my hands turn blue or purple, also have a salty taste in my mouth been tested for raynolds all clear?
Need more informatio: We're going to need more information here. The purple change could suggest a blood vessel problem. The numbness could suggest neurological or paresthesia. Raynaud's occurs When your fingers turn white cold. Your physician will have to look for a more comprehensive solution ...Read more
My ten year old sister is getting light headed her legs and lips are turning purple and blue and her whole left side went numb and her mouth drooped?
Concerning symptoms: Thank you for caring so much about your young sister. I am worried about the things you describe here. Sounds like something neurologic, where the systems that control the basic functions of your body, or something cardiac (to do with the heart) could be going on. Please encourage your parents to have her seen by a pediatrician very soon. ...Read more
A week or so: You probably got some bleeding under the surface (like a bruise). This typically takes a week or so to heal. I recommend eating soft foods in the meantime to avoid further problems. ...Read more
They may be normal: See your dentist for a clinical examination to see if your require treatment. ...Read more
Get checked: May be an irritated taste bud, may be an irritation, either way this should be evaluated by a dentist and then possibly an oral surgeon if the dentist cannot determine why it is there. ...Read more
May be not:
Purple spot on tongue is harmless in most cases. It can be developmental, staining due to some dye, tongue piercing or because of injury while biting.
if it is persisting for more than a month, please visit a dentist ...Read more
Probably Not: It is most likely normal, but see your dentist to be sure. ...Read more
Normal: With the lack of a clinical exam, I would like to call those spots the terminal end of blood vessels. However if they are new spots that you have never seen before, then you may need to have them checked by a dentist. Some common allergies may be expressed by splotches. ...Read more
See image: If the blue spot is like the one circled in white, that is a vein, the sublingual vein. There are 2, one on left & one on right of underside of tongue. If the spot u mention is different, see fp or ENT to have it checked out. ...Read more
The area under your: Tongue is highly vascular. You are likely just seeing exposed vessels. This is unlikely to be anything abnormal but this cannot be verified without seeing the area of concern. Make an appointment with a dentist or other health care provider for evaluation. ...Read more
Many possiblities: Depending on how long the bump has been there and /or pain is associated with it. A purple bump under the tongue could have different causes from infection to normal varicose vein. An injury to the area, an infection of the sublingual salivary glands could also present itself as a purple bump. The area needs to be checked by a dentist or ENT. ...Read more
If brand new: This might just be from trauma - bleeding into tissue. However, if there is significant swelling, heat, redness, increased pain, purulent drainage - the would require medical intervention. ...Read more
Purple veins: It's quite common to have "purple veins" under your tongue. However without personally examining you we can't determine the cause of the pain, the nature of the tiny clear bumps, nor if anything requires treatment. See your local General Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more
Hello, right underneath my tongue is purple and it hurts, but not while I an chewing only when my tongue is at rest does it hurt?
For the last three years the back of my tongue has been dark purple. It does change, get lighter but never 100% uniform. I am in good health.?
Coated tongue?: It' probably a coating on your tongue and could be related to many factors. In order to get it diagnosed accurately, you will need to see a dentist (or oral surgeon) who may refer you to a physician (or ENT specialist) depending upon his\her findings. ...Read more
I have had a clear bubble under my tongue for about 4 weeks on and off. Recently it became very big and this morning I took a look at it is purple?
Dental visit: Sounds like a possible hematoma without seeing it visually. You should have it looked at ...Read more
Get it checked: There are several things that may cause this and it is not possible to give you a good answer. You need to see you dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Physical exam: You need to have this area examined in person by your physician. A painful tongue lesion has many etiologies. Sometimes a biopsy (small piece) needs to be removed and examined under a microscope for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more