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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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Can allergic reaction to fruit cause a pea-size lump inside my tongue? It's tender but not painful, slight swelling. What can I do?

Can allergic reaction to fruit cause a pea-size lump inside my tongue? It's tender but not painful, slight swelling. What can I do?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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I have a purple, and red hard lump that looks like a bruise on the roof of my mouth, what causes this ?

I have a purple, and red hard lump that looks like a bruise on the roof of my mouth, what causes this ?

More information ...: There are many causes of a lump in the mouth, how long has it been present, is it painful, was there injury? The most common cause of a lump in the mouth is an ulcer, however there are other causes, some of which are serious and mandate Dr review. www.fauquierent.net/mouthmass.htm is a webpage with a sensible summary of causes for further information ...Read more

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I have large lump on roof of my mouth. It does not hurt and came on suddenly. Any ideas what the cause may be. It is fairly hard, red, and bruised?

I have large lump on roof of my mouth. It does not hurt and came on suddenly. Any ideas what the cause may be. It is fairly hard, red, and bruised?

Evaluation: Without seeing the lesion it is hard to know exactly but a few things come to mind. A lump in the roof of the mouth could be a torus palitinus, median palatine cyst, palatal abscess or a tumor. See an ENT or oral surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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My daughter bruises easily, frequently bleeds from mouth and nose and experiences petechiae. Shes had a complete blood count which was normal. What other causes are there for these symptoms?

My daughter bruises easily, frequently bleeds from mouth and nose and experiences petechiae. Shes had a complete blood count which was normal. What other causes are there for these symptoms?

ECCHYMOSIS: ECCHYMOSIS in a young woman demands prompt attention. You need full blood workup for clotting disorders and autoimmune problems. If you have had a recent URI you may have bone marrow supression and severe platelet deficiency. IE TTP VS ITP. SEEK PROMPT MEDICAL EVALUATION . FACV level/MTHFR/PROTEIN C&S/RPR/AT3/CIRCULATING LUPUS ANTICOAGULANT/ANTICARDIOLIPID ANTIBODY. Also HEE CONSULT ...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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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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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?

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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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

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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