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Gums Change Color
What does it mean if your gums change color at a slight touch of the finger? Mine have been doing so for awhile.
Blood Flow: Increased pressure will cause decreased blood flow, for an instant, to make the gingiva appear whiter. Your gums may be inflamed, so see a dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more
I'm having trouble even chewing, mostly in the back near your molars and the gums changed color they purple and black, why?
Gum infection?: Difficulty chewing on your molars could be due to inflammation of the gums or under the tooth in the bone socket. This could also be associated with an infection. The color change in your gums to purple is not normal. It should be pink. Go to your dentist and get an evaluation before it worsens. ...Read more
Can temporary dental caps cause gums to change color? I have a temporary cap in on the left side of my mouth at the moment, and the gum around the cap is purplish/black color. It doesn't hurt, but the color change does concern me. Is this normal with temp
It sounds like the gum tissue is inflammed. Did you just have the temp place a day or two ago, or is it there for a while?
If not polished, it could be trapping food and bacteria.
There is a very slight chance you are allergic to the monomer in the acrylic. Call your dentist to have him take a look. ...Read more
Does a abscess change color on the gum? Daughter had a white bump on gum that has now turned red should I be worried? She goes to dentist in the morn.
Yes can change: Most likely the color change is because the white pus in the abscess has drained out. The red color is because the area is still inflamed from the infection. It should be fine until she can see the dentist tomorrow morning. It is important that you keep this appointment. ...Read more
What kind of skin lesion? Was it scrapped off entirely? How was the scrapping done? Was there infection following the scrapping? The short answer to both parts of the question is yes, but it depends on the factors mentioned above.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Skin color: There are other pigments that contibute to skin color besides melanin. For example, people can get brownish discoloration on their lower legs from hemosiderin which results from bleeding into the skin and degradation of the hemoglobin. Liver disease can lead to jaundice which would be a yellowish color. Some medication can color the skin. ...Read more
Medical problems: If you have liver damage or certain types of cancer, kidney failure, anemia, and other medical conditions you can have changes in your color tones. Hormone medication as well as pregnancy can cause melasma and some prescriptions can also give those side effects. Speak with your doctor about your medical condition, medication list, or diet (too many carrots) and see if you can get help with this. ...Read more
Patient care: The staining probably came from something you ate or drank. One of my patients came in after eating a curry bases dish- wow. Call your doc and asked to be seen earlier to help the situation. Also try rinsing with half peroxide & haf water solution. ...Read more
On my face is a slightly whiter patch of skin. It doesn't change color when getting tan or burned. Is this normal?
Tinea versicolor?: Tinea versicolor is a harmless superficial fungal infection of the skin. It can diminish tanning (in light-skinned people). It is flat, non-itchy. Over the counter medicine used for athlete's foot can cure tinea versicolor, but relapses months or years later are common. ...Read more
I have had a very small white bump on my lower gum for several months now. It has never changed or bothered me, but it hasn't gone away over time.
Mucoid cyst: It will not bother you but show to dentist ...Read more
Tiny hole in bottom gum- dentist said its benign but it's been 8 months and hasn't healed. Sometimes fills with white. No pain or change in size.?
How would someone cone to know if his testies is dead will it pain? Change color? Look different. Or just disappear? Also how to know if dying
Whoa, Dude: You have been through trauma with your testicular operation. However, I would not in anyway think that you were dying. If however you notice anything that seems to be abnormal with your testicles, then you should be examined by your family physician. If there is a significant amount of pain and you're very worried, you can go to the emergency room and they can take a look at there until you're able to get into see your family dr. ...Read more
Circulation: Smokers have capillary fill issues at the tips of your fingers or toes and it may improve if you quit smoking. Others have raynauds disease and it also causes the fingers to lose color then turn blue or white. Lips can also turn blue similarly to being in a cold swimming pool. It is usually related to blood circulation. ...Read more
Eyes color: Eye color can change with puberty, emotions or environmental factors. 10 — 15% of caucasian eyes change color as they age. Other races have darker eyes, which do not change significantly with age. As pigment in the iris changes or degrades, the eye color usually lightens. However, hazel or blue eyes can darken. Slight color changes are a normal and harmless part of the aging process, but dramatic. ...Read more
Medication: Medications can change the color of your eyes, also changes in the pigmentation cells of the eye. ...Read more
Dilation: If you are angry or upset, your eyes will dilate, making more black visible and wrinkling the iris causing a small change in color. ...Read more
Give it time: There are many different ways in which a newborns hair can change over time. Some are born with a thick head of hair that persists. Other newborns are born with hair and then loose it during the first few months of life. Others are born with no/minimal hair. Either way a babies hair can change over time so the color/texture now might be different months or even years from now. ...Read more
Not normal: Its a good idea to have an exam by an ophthalmologist to assess your eyes to look for abnormalities. Not knowing your medical/ocular history doesn't help address your concern. For example, Are you affected with glaucoma? If so, are you using prostaglandin analog medication? History of ocular penetrating injury? Using Latisse (bimatoprost) lash enhancer? Have a inflammatory eye disease? These are just a few ...Read more
No: This is not possible. It is sort of an 'old wives tale'. ...Read more