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My tongue is green with red spots towards the back and a single large spot running down the middle and my throat hurts. What's going on?

My tongue is green with red spots towards the back and a single large spot running down the middle and my throat hurts. What's going on?

Tongue hygiene: Often the tongue will gain coloration from recently ingested foods. Try gently brushing the top of your tongue or use a tongue scraper to see if the color pattern is persistent. If it is, have it evaluated. ...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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My throat is really sore. Half my tongue is green with slight red spots all over my tongue. What could this be?

My throat is really sore. Half my tongue is green with slight red spots all over my tongue. What could this be?

Throat: May be viral such as mono but could also be bacterial such as strep. Get it cultured today to see if you need antibiotics ...Read more

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Pale green tongue towards back of throat no whites spots or bumps no trouble swallowing or any thing what could it be no sore throat?

Pale green tongue towards back of throat no whites spots or bumps no trouble swallowing or any thing what could it be no sore throat?

Just a thought: But SINUSES drain into the nose/throat in that area and PNEUMOCOCCAL infection in sinuses produces a greenish/yellow PUS.


Hope it helps....just guessing!

Dr Z ...Read more

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White spot and powder on tongue, what is this?

White spot and powder on tongue, what is this?

Infection / reaction: That could be an infection like candidiasis of fungal infection of the tongue, and that is easley treatable.
Or an allergic reaction from certain medications or foods. ...Read more

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Brownish purple spot on tongue, should I be concerned?

Brownish purple spot on tongue, should I be concerned?

Probably Not: It is most likely normal, but see your dentist to be sure. ...Read more

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What the cause of black spot in tongue?

What the cause of black spot in tongue?

Many: Black spots on tongue may be caused by the natural pigmentation of the tongue, but it can also be a warning sign that you are developing a more serious condition such as hairy tongue. I would visit your dentist to have this checked. ...Read more

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What does a blue spot under my tongue mean?

What does a blue spot under my tongue mean?

Blood vessel?: Probably a blood vessel.
However, there is some other pathology
that that may need attention. You must see a dentist to have it looked at and rule out other possibilities. ...Read more

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What does a blood spot on your tongue mean?

What does a blood spot on your tongue mean?

Petechia: A "blood spot" on the tongue could be a petechia which can be caused by some medications or by injury (biting) it is an accumulation of blood.
If this spot is under the tongue it could be a varicose vein (the return blood flow is prevented and the vein accumulate blood). ...Read more

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Black spot on my baby's tongue? What does it mean?

Black spot on my baby's tongue? What does it mean?

Black Tongue: Black tongue can be an overgrowth of the little hairy papillae on the tongue and isn't harmful. You can scrub the spot with a soft baby toothbrush twice daily & it should go away. (also, think if you have given anything that could stain the tongue--iron drops, pepto bismal, metal teether). ...Read more

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I'm 18 I have a dry spot under my tongue, what is it?

I'm 18 I have a dry spot under my tongue, what is it?

Dry spot?: I don't see how it could be dry under your tongue. Regardless, whatever it is that you are referring to should be seen by your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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1 tiny black spot on side of tongue, should I be concerned?

1 tiny black spot on side of tongue, should I be concerned?

Yes: It may be nothing to worry about, but any abnormality should be checked and possibly biopsied, especially it is symptomatic or has been there for longer than 10 days.
Oral cancer often begins with small abnormalities. See your dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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Receiving worried about spot under my tongue please help me?

See your dentist: There are many economical and painless tests to determine if the spot under your tongue needs treatment. If you need treatment, the sooner you go the easier treatment will be. ...Read more

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Mi little boy 2 month having black spot on tongue. Why it is?

Black hairy tongue: There are a number of ailments that can lead to black pigmentation on the tongue. Your baby probably has a "black hairy" tongue caused by too much bacteria or yeast growth in the mouth. The bacteria build up on tiny rounded projections called papillae. If you are breast feeding, this is very common. Initially the tongue is white with yeast alone, but when bacteria adds up, the color darkens. ...Read more

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I have brown spot in tip of my tongue. What could this be, what to do?

I have brown spot in tip of my tongue. What could this be, what to do?

Brown spot on tongue: This would have to be personally evaluated by your dentist, an oral surgeon or an ENT specialist. It could be a freckle\pigmentation, staining or a benign or cancerous lesion just to mention some of the possibilities. ...Read more

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I have a dark round purplish spot on left side of tongue. Whatcould it be?

Biopsy: A professional should evaluate the area. Usually if the area doesn't disappear in 2 weeks the area should be biopsied. ...Read more

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I have a little dark spot on the left side of my tongue. What could it be?

I have a little dark spot on the left side of my tongue. What could it be?

Many things: A dark spot may or may not be something serious. The only way to be sure is to see a dentist for an evaluation. Consider if there is any pain or tenderness associated with the lesion? Is is flat or raised? And finally have you realized it has persisted beyond 2 weeks? I wouldn't get too excited from answers here as we are limited with just text questions, so see a dentist just in case. ...Read more

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My tongue has spot that make it look like a strawberry can stress cause this?

My tongue has spot that make it look like a strawberry can stress cause this?

Possible geogrtongue: Median rhomboid glossitis is a rectangular area in the midcentral tongue where some taste buds are missing congenitally. Geographic tongue occurs with migratory red spots on the top surface of the tongue. Both are benign conditions. ...Read more

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I have a white spot on the tip of my tongue and it's really painful what could it be?

A few: Could be a few things. Hard to tell without seeing it. See your dotor and let them check it. ...Read more

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I think I brushed my tongue to hard and now it feels weird on one spot will this go away?

I think I brushed my tongue to hard and now it feels weird on one spot will this go away?

Most likely: This "weird spot" is secondary to trauma from brushing. I am confident it will go away within days. Best of luck! ...Read more