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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


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I have a friend that drinks a lot what causes blue patches on his tongue?

I have a friend that drinks a lot what causes blue patches on his tongue?

2 possibilities: There's only 2 possibilities I can think of - varicose veins of the tongue or bruising. Both of these are more common in heavy drinkers. ...Read more

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This is what my blue tongue looks like. I woke up at 12:30 a.M. This morning it was not blue. Woke up at 5:30 it was blue.

This is what my blue tongue looks like. I woke up at 12:30 a.M. This morning it was not blue. Woke up at 5:30 it was blue.

Blue Tongue?: Have your dentist or physician look at your tongue when it 'is blue' so someone can figure out why (if you can't). We can't diagnose these things over the internet. ...Read more

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The side of my tongue is blue. What is it?

The side of my tongue is blue. What is it?

Probably : A vein. As long as it does not hurt don't worry about it ...Read more

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What is blue tongue disease?

What is blue 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 more

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What are some causes of light blue hairy tongue?

What are some causes of light blue hairy tongue?

Black Hairy Tongue: It is an actual condition called black hairy tongue . The papillae on the surface of the tongue become elongated and look like "hairy projections". It is caused by bacteria buildup, and things like smoking , poor oral hygiene and dry mouth can contribute. Brush your tongue and use a tongue scraper. ...Read more

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My baby has a blue tinted tongue? Kind of sticking it out more than usual too

My baby has a blue tinted tongue? Kind of sticking it out more than usual too

Other symptoms?: If your baby is otherwise well, this could normal, and may just be the venous blood that you are seeing through the baby's thin mucous membranes. If your baby is having any feeding difficulty, rapid breathing, blue skin elsewhere (called cyanosis), sweating with feedings, or poor growth, you should have her checked out as this can be a sign of congenital heart disease. ...Read more

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The past few days I've had a blue tint of colour on my tongue...does this mean anything?

The past few days I've had a blue tint of colour on my tongue...does this mean anything?

Depends: the blue tint does not bother me but if it is raised and painful I would see your dentist to evaluate the area. ...Read more

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Sometimes my lips and tongue turn blue,should I be concerned?

Sometimes my lips and tongue turn blue,should I be concerned?

Yes. Blue lips can: indicate low oxygen content of blood. See your primary care doc. A chest x-ray may be helpful to evaluate the pulmonary system. Take a picture,a before and after, to show the doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does a blue spot under my tongue mean?

What does a blue spot under my tongue mean?

Blood vessel?: Probably a blood vessel. However, there is some other pathology that that may need attention. You must see a dentist to have it looked at and rule out other possibilities. ...Read more

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My baby has a blue tongue, nothing else is blue... acting happy and normal... whats going on?

My baby has a blue tongue, nothing else is blue... acting happy and normal... whats going on?

Blue tongue: Tough to say without being examined. Baby needs to be checked out and have their heart and lungs checked bc potential sign of cyanosis where showing the baby might not be getting enough oxygen. ...Read more

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I currently noticed that i got a blue spot on my tongue i dont know what is that nd it is not painful so please help me with that?

Vein if it is under: Blue spot under tongue may be just a vein. On the top of the tongue could be something to get checked out. ...Read more

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What would cause my spittal and tongue to turn light sky blue? Brushed w/toothpaste, went away, has not returned. 2 hours ago. Not food. Not hairy.

What would cause my spittal and tongue to turn light sky blue?  Brushed w/toothpaste, went away, has not returned. 2 hours ago. Not food. Not hairy.

Pigmented liquid: Sometimes a chemical reaction happens from something you ingested or swallowed with something already in your mouth. The fact that it want away with physical brushing tells that it was superficial and extrinsic, not from within. ...Read more

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Baby has blue spot on tongue. Could it be burn?

Baby has blue spot on tongue. Could it be burn?

Doubt it: Usually a burn will have a black or read appearance depending on when and how the burn occurred....I have 2 little ones could they have put something in their mouth? (marker, toy, etc.?) if you know for that the mark has been there at least 2 weeks have it looked at by a dental professional. ...Read more

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After I use mouthwash, i would get blue things on my tongue. Is this normal?

After I use mouthwash, i would get blue things on my tongue. Is this normal?

No: It may be an allergic reaction or the mouthwash may be 'staining' areas of your tongue. Try brushing your tongue first very well then use the mouthwash and if it persist then see your md or dentist. ...Read more

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I have been feeling very tired and weak lately. Today I woke up and my tongue was blue? Why is this happening?

I have been feeling very tired and weak lately. Today I woke up and my tongue was blue? Why is this happening?

Check up needed: BLUEISH tinge to the tongue may be due to prominent venous pattern and is unlikely to be significant. I recommend a complete check up by your physician including tests to look for anemia, iron deficiency, underactive thyroid,low blood pressure, abnormally slow heart rate, as well as electrolyte abnormalities and any signs of infection or depression. ...Read more

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Some times when I wake in the morning and head to the bathroom, my tongue is blue ( blue coating like) what does that mean?

Blue tongue: Could be something you ate or the tooth paste you used the night before, OR could be a sign of lack of adequate blood flow to the tongue with oxygen deprivation. See the Dr. for eval when this happens and let them see it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I can't get answers of why when my body temp drops the right side of my tongue goes numb and turns white and then blue but whenwarm it goes normal?

I can't get answers of why when my body temp drops the right side of my tongue goes numb and turns white and then blue but whenwarm it goes normal?

Raynaud's: phenomenon. The color change you describe in response to cold is characteristic of Raynaud's phenomenon, a vascular constrictive disease. It is rare in just the tongue but has been described in the literature. I wonder if you also have it in your hands? The solution is to keep warm when outdoors. You may want to schedule a primary care exam to ensure you have no other conditions which could cause. ...Read more

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Could my pinched nerve in my neck and lower back be causing my tongue to believe like a snake?

Could my pinched nerve in my neck and lower back be causing my tongue to believe like a snake?

Unlikely: Do you mean you are experiencing involuntary movements of your tongue? If so, i doubt they are related to a pinched nerve in your neck or back. Please see a doctor for an examination to determine the cause. ...Read more