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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

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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 2yr old has a large white, hard spot on front left corner or tongue. Is it burn, hard bite or disease? He seems happy but fussy eating.

My 2yr old has a large white, hard spot on front left corner or tongue. Is it burn, hard bite or disease? He seems happy but fussy eating.

Not burn: It does not sound like a burn...It is difficult to tell from your description. An aphthous ulcer (not dangerous) can appear white, but not hard. This is usually painful and so the child can be fussy trying to eat.
Have the kid checked out if it is more than a few days... ...Read more

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My husband has a painless small white circular spot on his hard palate that bleeds when he sleeps or forms a suction with his tongue. It was a bump?

My husband has a painless small white circular spot on his hard palate that bleeds when he sleeps or forms a suction with his tongue. It was a bump?

Get to your dentist: While this can be many things, you should get him into his dentist soon. They will evaluate this lesion and may either provide treatment or refer this as necessary; but get to your dentist soon. ...Read more

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On the bottom of my tongue where my veins are I have these tiny protrusions. There hard to see and there in the same spot on both sides. Is it normal?

On the bottom of my tongue where my veins are I have these tiny protrusions. There hard to see and there in the same spot on both sides. Is it normal?

Yes: The veins turn and have valves that help with flow. You may notice this on areas that are not covered with 'thick skin' the most including under your tongue. Totally normal. ...Read more

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I have a two small hard spots in the middle of top of tongue. I was able to scrape off one of them but it hurts. What could this be?

I have a two small hard spots in the middle of top of tongue. I was able to scrape off one of them but it hurts. What could this be?

Seek a Dentist: Although it is difficult to tell without a visual scan I would suggest seeing a dentist. They will direct you if you need an oral surgeon or a medical doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sackish spot on the top of my mouth right where the hard and soft pallet meet in the front. It does hurt and bled when I woke up. Any ideas?

I have a sackish spot on the top of my mouth right where the hard and soft pallet meet in the front. It does hurt and bled when I woke up. Any ideas?

Ulcers: Ulcers should be evaluated by a dentist or oral surgeon, especially if bleeding or painful. Without seeing it and having an evaluation it would be impossible to tell, but could range anywhere from a simple ulcer to oral cancer. ...Read more

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Hard to tell why I have this tiny transparent round spot in my mouth just around my lip & when it bursts it's got a salt sweet taste happening often?

Hard to tell why I have this tiny transparent round spot in my mouth just around my lip & when it bursts it's got a salt sweet taste happening often?

Mucocele?: It sounds like it is a mucocele, which is the result of a blocked minor salivary gland duct. Some fluid accumulates in what appears to be a small round bubble-like sac. You can pop it with a sterile pin or needle or see if it just goes away on its own. To be sure that is what it actually is, have your dentist take a look at it. Google it for more information. ...Read more

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If the back of my tongue is sore what could it be? Small hard raised spots on back of tongue. Could it be related to period? Treatment?

If the back of my tongue is sore what could it be? Small hard raised spots on back of tongue. Could it be related to period? Treatment?

Vallate Papilla: Row of bumps on back of tongue containing taste buds. Not related to period. No rx required. However, have your dentist check to make sure we're both referring to the same anatomic structures...Can't really tell without seeing what you're referring to. ...Read more

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I have a non painful red spot on the hard palate of the roof of my mouth. Could this be caused by trauma? Or something more serious

Yes it could.: So, obviously we would need to get it examined asap. Without a photograph, it is impossible to give you any information that is relevant to you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sore tongue, when eating cold food tongue burns hard to talk without tongue pain. White spots sprinkled on tongue. Started about 2 days ago. Help?

Sore tongue, when eating cold food tongue burns hard to talk without tongue pain. White spots sprinkled on tongue. Started about 2 days ago. Help?

Sore tongue: This needs to be investigated by a professional. Make a dentist appointment asap. Don't let this go without having a dentist see it. Tongue lesions can be a serious illness that needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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My mouth is painful, when I chew i'll be biting the wall of my mouth and also red spot on the hard palate just behind front teeth. What could this be?

My mouth is painful, when I chew i'll be biting the wall of my mouth and also red spot on the hard palate just behind front teeth. What could this be?

Bite might be off: It could be ulcer from trauma. Did you eat or drink something hot.

If your biting the wall of you mouth, its your bite, is it normal or something new. If the red spots don't go away in 3-5 days, see a dentist to check

hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a brown pinhole looking spot in the hard palate of my mouth surrounded by a large luplakia /leuplakia. Continued elevated ESR and WBC count.

I have a brown pinhole looking spot in the hard palate of my mouth surrounded by a large luplakia /leuplakia. Continued elevated ESR and WBC count.

See your dentist: The brown spot in the hard palate can result from numerous causes: systemic disease, drug therapy, smoker's melanosis, etc. It’s in your best interests to be evaluated by the dentist to rule out any pathology. ...Read more

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Had unprotected oral sex with man and woman. Now white tongue with red spots. Itchy skin all over. Hard bumps on face. Clear bumps on hands. This Hiv?

Had unprotected oral sex with man and woman. Now white tongue with red spots. Itchy skin all over. Hard bumps on face. Clear bumps on hands. This Hiv?

HIV: The development of HIV takes longer that three months to develop. You're best option is to be seen by your provider and be evaluated. Any number of disease processes can be manifested as you described. ...Read more

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White spot on tongue. Dentist examined and used Velscope and said everything looked good and most likely from my teeth scraping it.?

White spot: Irritation from teeth as a cause sounds plausible. We see this all the time. Best to determine which tooth/teeth and smooth off. If it's a habit, you need to be conscious of it and try to stop. Generally we like to have these lesions gone in 2-3 weeks. If not, best to see an Oral Surgeon to confirm diagnosis and monitor. ...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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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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My baby has purple spot on his tongue what could it be?

My baby has purple spot on his tongue what could it be?

A few things: It could be a blood vessel, a small blood clot, benign blood growth or something else. Have your pediatrician or pedodontist take a look at it so you will know exactly what it is. ...Read more

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Why did a burn spot on my tongue turn black?

Strange colors: Many times when you get a burn either from food, trauma, or dental treatment i.e. Laser treatment the initial appearance is black. Then it goes through a number of colors through healing including grey, purple, sometimes even red if it is irritated during the healing phase which is relatively common. Follow up with your dentist if the appearance does not start to normalize after 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I have a purple spot on my tongue. What could it be? Is it harmful?

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

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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?

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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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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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