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Causes Of Purple Spots On The Tongue
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
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
Several posibilities: Get somebody professional (dentist, doctor) to look at these and give you their impression. Must be seen to be diagnosed. ...Read more
Normal: With the lack of a clinical exam, I would like to call those spots the terminal end of blood vessels. However if they are new spots that you have never seen before, then you may need to have them checked by a dentist. Some common allergies may be expressed by splotches. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are several resaons that may cause this. From minor issues to severe medical issues. You need to see your physician asap to have this issue addressed. They can range from vitamin deficiencies all the way to certain cancers. ...Read more
Get checked: May be an irritated taste bud, may be an irritation, either way this should be evaluated by a dentist and then possibly an oral surgeon if the dentist cannot determine why it is there. ...Read more
Under my tongue has bluish-purple spots in a random pattern and it is sensitive after eating hot sauce.?
Varicous veins: We can develop varacosities even in our mouths, especialy under the tongue. If you are having any pain in your mouth, you shoulld consult with your dentist. ...Read more
Throat is dry. Tongue is white and furry. Purple veins and yellow spots/lumps and white stuff at the back of throat. Secondhand smoke is yes. Help pls?
? pharyngitis: Use salt water gargles, pain killers and see your doctor soon, you need to be examined and might need prescription medications, take care ...Read more
Probably Not: It is most likely normal, but see your dentist to be sure. ...Read more
See image: If the blue spot is like the one circled in white, that is a vein, the sublingual vein. There are 2, one on left & one on right of underside of tongue. If the spot u mention is different, see fp or ENT to have it checked out. ...Read more
May be not:
Purple spot on tongue is harmless in most cases. It can be developmental, staining due to some dye, tongue piercing or because of injury while biting.
if it is persisting for more than a month, please visit a dentist ...Read more
Tongue lesion: Probably a venous lake. Better get it looked at or do a virtual consult ...Read more
I just noticed a dark purple spot on the outer middle edge towards the back of my tongue. It's weird looking and looks as if its attached to my tongue?
Have it checked: Ask your dentist to check it out or your doctor. May be benign vascular lesion but maybe something else. ...Read more
Purple round spot on tongue...I took advice from docs here & went to dentist who said it was probably a blood vessel but it doesn't really blanch?
DON"T WORRY: Vast majority of round spots are absolutely benign innocuous lesions. Lesion is the fancy doctor word for anything out of the ordinary. When it is round and not raised and not really terrible looking 99.9 percent of the time there is nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more
I have a small purple/red spot under my tongue at the base of my mouth. It's at the end of the lingual frenulum. Is this a blood vessel or cancer?
Vein?: It's most likely a vein but it could be other things as well so it would need a one on one clinical evaluation to confirm that. ...Read more
I woke up with purplish red spots on top of my tongue and its not painful. I would like to know what it might be
Blood vessel: Due to the color, it may be swollen blood vessel under the surface protruding like a bump or a venus lake which is a swelling caused by bleeding under skin. Many causes like trama, weakness in blood vessel, etc. They generally are not painful or serious. If they get too enlarged, uncomfortable, or cause issues with speech or eating, they can be surgically removed or reduced. ...Read more
I have these deep purple veins in my mouth upper cheek on the left side and two red spots what can I do to calm the pain or what should I do?
See Your Dentist: If you are having pain in your cheek or mouth, and are uncertain of the cause, you should see your dentist for evaluation and treatment as indicated. It is difficult to provide you with a more definitive recommendation without more information or visualization of the affected area (s). ...Read more
Roof of mouth is pale and has tiny red spots, middle ridge is purple. Also have tonsillitis. What could be causing this?
Biopsy: A professional should evaluate the area. Usually if the area doesn't disappear in 2 weeks the area should be biopsied. ...Read more
Watch and wait:
Could it be that it is normal area of the tongue? I trust that you are keeping up with your oral hygiene. If there are no symptoms, you may watch and wait. If it bleeds, ulcerates, swells or becomes painful, see a doctor.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Protected sex 4wk ago. Had bump on roof of mouth for 1 day.1 small purple spot on toe. Dull testicle ache. Temp 99.2.No fever/real rash. Likely HIV or no?
Geographic tongue: You are probably referring to a condition called "geographic tongue" or migratory glossitis. It is a benign condition, due to personal variation. It leaves splotchy areas that look like a map, and actually move around over time. No treatment is needed, nor is there anything that can be done. You tongue will just have extra character! ...Read more
More info needed:
Need more information to accurately answer your question.
How long do the spots last?
How do they start?
How do they change with time?
How large are they?
Exact color? Bruise?
Do they go away completely.
Photos would help. ...Read more
Ask your doctor: Were you perhaps blessed with prominent foliate / fungiform taste buds in this location? If they're symmetric, this is probably what you're seeing. ...Read more
Rash: Usually certain types rash can be bleeding disorder see primary care physician for evaluation ...Read more
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