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What causes a blue tongue in humans?

What causes a blue tongue in humans?

Many causes: Bleeding, central cyanosis,
congenital heart disease,
contusion, copd, lung disease or even a blue lollipop are some causes. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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What causes blue or purple spots on iside of lips of mouth?

What causes blue or purple spots on iside of lips of mouth?

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

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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?

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

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What causes a black tongue?

What causes a black tongue?

Black tongue: Black tongue has been linked to poor oral hygiene, smoking or chewing tobacco, alcohol, cocaine, beverages like coffee, dry mouth, radiation and medications like penicillin, erythromycin, doxycycline etc,
http://www. Dermnetnz. Org/topics/hairy-tongue/ ...Read more

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What can cause pain under tongue?

What can cause pain under tongue?

Many possibilities: Including trauma and infection. If it has persisted more than a few days get it looked at by a dentist. If it is brand new, see if it settles down fairly soon but if it lasts for 2 weeks, you really need to get it evaluated professionally. ...Read more

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What causes sores on the tongue?

What causes sores on the tongue?

Lots of things: See your general dentist or an oral surgeon when you have these sores present for a definitive diagnosis. The diagnosis will determine the cause, if known (for some types of sores, the cause is not well understood). ...Read more

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What can cause fisures on your tongue?

Truly unknown: Definitive cause is not known, but is quite common, more so in some genetic disease such as down and melkerson-rosenthal syndromes, sacoidosis etc... It is typically just a finding, not a symptom...As most have no pain etc...Glossitis or inflammation of tongue can cause pain/burning etc. And have several causes...If you have pain/burning etc...Consult doc.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause a man's tongue to feel thick?

What can cause a man's tongue to feel thick?

See: Your dentist or ENT to have your tongue examined and evaluated to determine first if it is truly large or thick and if so, why? A complete medical and dental history and personal clinical examination is needed in order to correctly answer your question. ...Read more

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What causes you to have cuts on your tongue?

What causes you to have cuts on your tongue?

Canker sores or?: Tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Other causes of tongue that looks patchy include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more

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My tongue feels bigger today. What might cause that?

My tongue feels bigger today. What might cause that?

Inflammation: If you have normal blood pressure at age 34, then your tongue may be swollen from inflammatory causes such as temperature or chemical triggers in hot spices. You may have a food allergy causing the tongue to swell. Some people take blood pressure medications in the class called ace inhibitors like lisinopril. There is a condition called angioneurotic edema of the tongue due to an enzyme deficiency. ...Read more

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What causes wounds on the tongue and what's the cure?

What causes wounds on the tongue and what's the cure?

Aphthous ulcers: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is a common condition, restricted to the mouth, that typically starts in childhood or adolescence as recurrent small, round, or ovoid ulcers with circumscribed margins, erythematous haloes, and yellow or gray floors. A positive family history of similar ulcers is common, and the natural history is typically of resolution in the third decade of life. ...Read more

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I feel like my tongue is thickening. What causes this?

I feel like my tongue is thickening. What causes this?

Thickening tongue: Is it sudden? Are you drooling, having difficulty speaking or swallowing? Could be allergic reaction to food or other material, take a benedryl (if not allergic to it) and seek medical attention immediately in ER.

Long term thickening can be due to acromegaly, thyroid disease, amylodosis. See a doctor ...Read more

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My tongue is always white, what are the causes and cure?

My tongue is always white, what are the causes and cure?

Tongue Film: That white will go away if you brush your tongue or use a tongue scraper. Everyone's oral chemistry varies. Be sure you do not start having pain/stinging symptoms. It could be a bacterial/viral infection requiring lab testing.. ...Read more

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What causes cuts on your tongue and how do you heal them?

What causes cuts on your tongue and how do you heal them?

Hard to say: Broken teeth, or a host of several different causes that can be signs of medical problems. See your dentist either way, there are too many possibilities to list. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause a sudden hole in my tongue?

Is there anything that can cause a sudden hole in my tongue?

Biting it: The most common cause would be trauma or biting your tongue. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a hurting, nasty taste, white colored tongue?

What is the cause of a hurting, nasty taste, white colored tongue?

Thrush: The most common cause for what you describe is candidiasis or thrush. It is a yeast infection that can be treated quite easily.

If you are a high risk lifestyle, I would also get an HIV test just to cover all my bases.

Otherwise, some Nystatin should do the trick. ...Read more

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Why does my tongue hurt today? Can some foods from dinner cause it?

Why does my tongue hurt today? Can some foods from dinner cause it?

Not sure: I am not aware of anything that causes pain in the tongue. Can you be more specific about what kind of pain, and what you ate?
You could have a small taste bud which is degenerating and causing a little pain, or you could also have a canker sore. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of lesion under tongue in 39 years old women?

What can be the cause of lesion under tongue in 39 years old women?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My tongue feels like its been stuck by a burr. What could cause this?

My tongue feels like its been stuck by a burr. What could cause this?

Tongue Pain: Tongue pain can be caused by trauma (sharp food - like a chip or fishbone), ulcer from infection or tumor, burn, etc... Examination of the tongue should give you a good idea of the cause. Is there a cut, ulcer, or object seen? Feeling the tongue can give you an idea of a mass that is under the surface. Persistant symptoms or a mass/ulcer warrant an eval with your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any medicines that can cause a black tongue?

Please tell me if there are any medicines that can cause a black tongue?

Black tongue: Anything containing bismuth, pepto-bismal for example. Also seen in chronic mouth breathers ...Read more

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What can causes the tongue to have low mobility which leads to impaired speech?

Speech Therapist: You should see a speech therapist for a consultation to discuss your specific situation. ...Read more

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What cause a grelish looking top of tongue that has a trickle sensation but no thick plque?

What cause a grelish looking top of tongue that has a trickle sensation but no thick plque?

Food: Assuming you mean greenish, it most likely comes from having eaten something with green coloration added, like candy or a cough drop. ...Read more