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Last week i discovered what i thought was a bruise on my tongue, however on close examination this is a hard immobile pea size lump looks like a bruise?

Last week i discovered what i thought was a bruise on my tongue, however on close examination this is a hard immobile pea size lump looks like a bruise?

Possibilities : It may be a bruise or a result of an injury (bite fibroma), but best to have it checked by your primary care doctor, who may refer you to an oral surgeon or ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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I have a bruised colored nodule on my tongue...Its been there for 6 months...Doesn't hurt..But won't go away?

I have a bruised colored nodule on my tongue...Its been there for 6 months...Doesn't hurt..But won't go away?

Why are you waiting?: A bruised colored nodule is not a normal part of your anatomy. It should be examined by an oral surgeon to determine if a biopsy or excision is indicated. ...Read more

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Why do I have bruises at the back of my tongue ?

Why do I have bruises at the back of my tongue ?

Not bruises but...: There are areas of high vascularity at the back of the tongue that appear bluish or bruised but are normal. ...Read more

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Can you actually bruise your tongue?

Can you actually bruise your tongue?

Tongue bruise: I know personally that you can badly lacerate your tongue from biting. The tongue is mostly muscle and usually repairs itself when cut. I did check with an ENT doc and he told me that in rare cases patients who cut their tongue may develop some scarring. ...Read more

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Is it possible to bruise the underside of your tongue?

Is it possible to bruise the underside of your tongue?

Yes: Sadly you can bruise your self with a toothbrush slipping, a fork ... If its problematic please consult with a dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My tongue is bruised on both sides from biting down on it while I'm unaware. how can I stop this?

My tongue is bruised on both sides from biting down on it while I'm unaware.  how can I stop this?

Visit a dentist: go to your Dentist or ortho dentist to get a consultation. you will benefit from getting your occlusal corrected. It is aligning your teeth and jaw to make sure that you don't over hit or over bite ...Read more

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What could it be if your tongue bruises or scrapes a little chunk quite frequently. This happens on the both sides of the tongue.

What could it be if your tongue bruises or scrapes a little chunk quite frequently. This happens on the both sides of the tongue.

Macroglossia: Check your tongue,again,if there are indentations of teeth on sides,it is likely your tongue is more in volume than your mouth,,ral hygiene,soft diet,,may help,but,no definitive treatment,there other causes of macroglossia(large tongue)rare but if you are still concerned talk to yor doctor ...Read more

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I've just had my tongue pierced last Thursday. On the third day, the tip of my tongue was and is still blue is this just bruising or something worse?

I've just had my tongue pierced last Thursday. On the third day, the tip of my tongue was and is still blue is this just bruising or something worse?

See doctor: It could just be bruising but this is hard to tell without seeing your tongue. Please see a doctor to have it checked if it lasts more than another week. If you have fever or if your tongue is swelling you may need to go to the Emergency Department right away. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more