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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

Mouth (Definition)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I'm epileptic and have never had night seizures before. I've been waking up tired, bitten tongue, bruised head, leg over the bed. Should I be concerned?

I'm epileptic and have never had night seizures before. I've been waking up tired, bitten tongue, bruised head, leg over the bed. Should I be concerned?

Yes!: It certainly seems as if you are having seizures at night (though not 100% sure). Call your doc and get checked. Your medications may need to be adjusted. Stop any over the counter meds or supplements you may be taking that your doctor has not okayed. No alcohol or recreational drugs either! Call today. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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I wear a retainerThe roof of my mouth feels bruised & swollen. Feel a lump that moves with my tongue. There are small spaced red patches.?

I wear a retainerThe roof of my mouth feels bruised & swollen. Feel a lump that moves with my tongue. There are small spaced red patches.?

Exam needed: A yeast infection is possible. It might just be irritation of the palate by the retainer. An exam will help sort it out. I'd avoid using the retainer until you get an exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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I do feel a something bottom of throat from eating microwaved pizza and the sauce burned my tongue mouth and throat. Is is just bruised or damaged?

We'll get better: You probably did burn the area, and as any burn it takes time to hill. Wait few days and it should get better. ...Read more

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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.). ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth extraction a week ago. Feeling is back. My tongue did get bruised but now there's a big lump and also stings badly when using toothpaste?

Wisdom teeth extraction a week ago. Feeling is back. My tongue did get bruised but now there's a big lump and also stings badly when using toothpaste?

Bruised: Everything should continue to heal in time. Avoid spicy, acidic foods and in this case toothpaste (if necessary) until your tongue feels better. If need be, have your dentist take a look at the extraction sites and the tongue if not completely healed soon. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Why has the surface of my tongue become so tender?

Why has the surface of my tongue become so tender?

Tongue Pain: Greetings. It's hard to determine exactly what is causing your tongue pain but I can help with what promotes proper health. Water. Drink enough. A guide is to take your weight in pounds, divide by 2. This number is the fluid ounces you should drink per day. The edges of your tongue sounds like the lines of dental occlusion. Check with your dentist. ...Read more

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Hello the sides of my tongue are rigid and quite tender what does it mean?

Hello the sides of my tongue are rigid and quite tender what does it mean?

Rigid and tender: I am not sure of the answer but I am sure you need to see an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist as soon as you can.
All should go well! ...Read more

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I have a hard and tender abcess on the back of my tongue what is it?

I have a hard and tender abcess on the back of my tongue what is it?

Enlarged taste buds: Though most sore tongues are nothing to worry about, they are usually cause by some type of irritation. You should consult a doctor if you have a lump or sore on your tongue that doesn't go away within a week or two. ...Read more

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I was stung on the tongue 8 days ago and I have a big bump where it was and it is a little tender?

I was stung on the tongue 8 days ago and I have a big bump where it was and it is a little tender?

Normal reaction: Check for difficulty swallowing or breathing as well as swelling lips. If not use OTC Benadril for swelling and Advil (ibuprofen) for inflammation- if worsening-go directly to ER-today ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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Bruising (Definition)

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