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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Hello docs. I was wondering can toothbrush cause bruises in the tongue?

Hello docs. I was wondering can toothbrush cause bruises in the tongue?

Generally: No. The discolorations may be several things like varicose veins, pigment...See your dds or ENT and have them take a look.

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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.

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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.

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I have black spots on my tongue that are not painful that I've just found.....But I also found 2 dark spots on my thighs that look like bruises?

See dentist or ent: Could very well be stained papilla, but if its actually bruising or discoloration of the tongue, it may be a early sign of some underlying systemic condition. Could be benign, but could also be serious. Conditions usually present themselves in the oral cavity early in the progression and can be treated accordingly. Would seek professional eval.

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Random bruises haven't bumped into anything painless ulcers under tongue that clear them come back could this be hiv possible exposure 2 years ago?

Random bruises haven't bumped into anything painless ulcers under tongue that clear them come back could this be hiv possible exposure 2 years ago?

HIV concerns: Random bruising is generally NOT a sign of HIV. As far as the ulcers - likely aphthous ulcers - caused by a virus - but NOT HIV. Any ongoing risk factors for HIV?? - if your exposure was 2 years ago - I would expect other symptoms. Best suggestion - get an HIV test done - simple, relatively painless and will put your mind at ease.

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How to get rid of bumps in my vagina lips, they look like the bumps on your tongue. They keep itching and it hurts kind of like a bruise?

How to get rid of bumps in my vagina lips, they look like the bumps on your tongue. They keep itching and it hurts kind of like a bruise?

Wart virus: The outer portion of the vagina (vulva) is sensitive to clothing irritation. The "bumps" could be wart virus which can be painful and to be certain, you should consult a physician or gynecologist.

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I was with an woman. We only kissed but during kissing she bite my lip and tongue. After I noticed a bruise in the place she bit me. Should I be worried to get HIV infection?

I was with an woman. We only kissed but during kissing she bite my lip and tongue. After I noticed a bruise in the place she bit me. Should I be worried to get HIV infection?

If she has HIV!: Sounds a bit irresponsible to have someone give you a penetrating bite. Is she HIV positive? I'd you do not know, you should not permit the behavior! Hep b and c are possibilities as well. The only way of knowing is to be tested. I doubt your bighter will be!

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My granddad has non hodgkins lymphoma and bruising on tongue and lip, also coughing up chunks of blood in plegm, are there all related?

My granddad has non hodgkins lymphoma and bruising on tongue and lip, also coughing up chunks of blood in plegm, are there all related?

It is possible: He needs to be seen by a physician quickly to know why he is having these symptoms. This could be very dangerous (low blood and platelet counts, etc.).

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What's the best way to tell a doc I've had symptoms of Lyme, hernia, Celiac, heart, tongue, ear, neck, finger, fog, torso, tick bumps/bruising, problems?

What's the best way to tell a doc I've had symptoms of Lyme, hernia, Celiac, heart, tongue, ear, neck, finger, fog, torso, tick bumps/bruising, problems?

Write it down: You can prepare for a visit by writing down any symptom or set of symptoms/findings in an organized way. Include when they started, any things that you think alter the intensity, anything you have done that helped. Make up a comprehensive list, review it to make sure you have it all. Have a trusted friend readmit to see if it is clear and concise.Hand it to the nurse or tech before the visit.

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Bruises in the mouth of a one year baby?

Bruises in the mouth of a one year baby?

Baby is bruising: I believe this is something urgent and worrisome. I doubt any of us online here want to comment more but to get your child to a safe medical expert to get evaluated.

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Is the damage permanent if I cut the circulation of from around my mouth for a minute and a bruise like color appeared?

Is the damage permanent if I cut the circulation of from around my mouth for a minute and a bruise like color appeared?

???: What are you doing? This is very odd. Why would you do such a thing? Your bruise will last a while but you better stop this activity

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Got hit in leg by dog mouth, have raised bruise with 10 little red dots for a week now?

Got hit in leg by dog mouth, have raised bruise with 10 little red dots for a week now?

Dog bite: Although it sounds like the dog didn't intentionally bite you, did the dog's teeth puncture the skin? Are the little red dots in the pattern of the dog's teeth? I suggest you consult a clinician and get examined. It has been a week since the incident so the likelihood of a serious infection is lower, but the only way to tell what the red dots are is to look at them. Have a doc examine you.

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