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Dark Purple Tongue
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
Physical exam: You need to have this area examined in person by your physician. A painful tongue lesion has many etiologies. Sometimes a biopsy (small piece) needs to be removed and examined under a microscope for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Tongue feels burnt/ just noticed dark purple on side of tongue 2 inches long/ dryness mouth/ had cold virus for 4 wks/ Robitusn coug sryup stung t?
I have a sharp pain coming from the bottom right side of my tongue down near to my throat for couple days (dark purple vein/ vessel under tongue)?
See ENT doc: Hard to say from information provided. Best bet is to see ENT doc if symptoms persist beyond another few days, or sooner if symptoms worsen. ...Read more
For the last three years the back of my tongue has been dark purple. It does change, get lighter but never 100% uniform. I am in good health.?
Coated tongue?: It' probably a coating on your tongue and could be related to many factors. In order to get it diagnosed accurately, you will need to see a dentist (or oral surgeon) who may refer you to a physician (or ENT specialist) depending upon his\her findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The top of my gums has turned a dark purple color and my mouth throbs slightly. How should I proceed?
A week or so: You probably got some bleeding under the surface (like a bruise). This typically takes a week or so to heal. I recommend eating soft foods in the meantime to avoid further problems. ...Read more
Probably Not: It is most likely normal, but see your dentist to be sure. ...Read more
They may be normal: See your dentist for a clinical examination to see if your require treatment. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The area under your: Tongue is highly vascular. You are likely just seeing exposed vessels. This is unlikely to be anything abnormal but this cannot be verified without seeing the area of concern. Make an appointment with a dentist or other health care provider for evaluation. ...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
Many possiblities: Depending on how long the bump has been there and /or pain is associated with it. A purple bump under the tongue could have different causes from infection to normal varicose vein. An injury to the area, an infection of the sublingual salivary glands could also present itself as a purple bump. The area needs to be checked by a dentist or ENT. ...Read more