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Is having irregular patches of discoloration on the tongue a mark of something?

Is having irregular patches of discoloration on the tongue a mark of something?

Tongue looks patchy: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of tongue that looks patchy include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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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What is this shapless brown patch of skin on one side of my neck?

What is this shapless brown patch of skin on one side of my neck?

Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What could cause a white tongue?. I always have a tongue with raised lines on the inside of cheeks, and the edges of the tongue are uneven/rough.

What could cause a white tongue?. I always have a tongue with raised lines on the inside of cheeks, and  the edges of the tongue are uneven/rough.

Filiform papillae: The white coating and scalloping tongue is caused by debris and bacteria lodged between the enlarged and sometimes inflamed filiform papillae. The raised lines on the inside of cheeks is due to night teeth clenching. Keep a good oral hygiene and see your dentist for night guard fabrication. ...Read more

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The skin on my legs is changing, I have patches where appears a kind of stripes of engrossment of skin and are darker than my regular color of skin?

The skin on my legs is changing, I have patches where appears a kind of stripes of engrossment of skin and are darker than my regular color of skin?

Circulation change: By description, it sounds like you may be developing venous stasis. This condition relates to diminished return of blood in your legs, and iron deposition in the tissue above the ankle – venous stasis dermatoses, from blood backing up and secondary increased pressure. Support hose might help. Would advise an evaluation. ...Read more

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The back of my tongue turned brown and looks kind of hairy. Also, one area of my gum feels itchy and a bit swelling. Are they related?Wt r the causes?

The back of my tongue turned brown and looks kind of hairy. Also, one area of my gum feels itchy and a bit swelling. Are they related?Wt r the causes?

Hairy tongue: Hairy tongue results when projections on the tongue called papillae grow longer and don't shed like normal. This makes the tongue appear hairy. Debris, bacteria or other organisms can collect on these papillae and result in brown or black appearance. Use a tongue scraper daily. Itchy gum can be from any number of sources and would need to be looked at by your dentist if persists for more than two weeks. ...Read more

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My brother has a weird brown mark on his side of the neck is this a sign of skin cancer or something?

My brother has a weird brown mark on his side of the neck is this a sign of skin cancer or something?

Appears benign: Chances for a person in his twenties to have skin cancer on the neck is rare. However we have seen melanomas and other cancers in all ages. If the lesion is weird looking, it should be checked by dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have white patches on tongue with bumps in back of tongue the whit patches go to a v on side of tongue is it hiv?

I have white patches on tongue with bumps in back of tongue the whit patches go to a v on side of tongue is it hiv?

Taste buds: Nope. Those are taste buds. And maybe a bit if a dry tongue. You are not in any way describing an HIV infection. ...Read more

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Dry redness on upper lip. its the shape of a circle and the size of the end of a q-tip. it itched at first, now there is nothing but red-dryness?

Dry redness on upper lip. its the shape of a circle and the size of the end of a q-tip. it itched at first, now there is nothing but red-dryness?

Drylip rashvsherpes: could be herpes if tingling, little bumps and but since only rash could be fungus or just local allergic reaction or even dry lip rash in that area, try over the counter antifungal cream like Lamisil (terbinafine) and or hydrocortisone cream 10 % for up to a week, keep lips non dry with petroleum jelly or some lip balm. don't lick lips in cold weather, causes dry lip rash. if not better after 2-3 weeks seedr ...Read more

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The back of my tongue is shedding skin and there are a few big bumps on it what has caused this to happen?

The back of my tongue is shedding skin and there are a few big bumps on it what has caused this to happen?

Normal: Dead taste buds will shed. Bumps are specific type of taste bud. Scrape clean your tongue while brushing.....it will be ok. If oral sex is an issue.......it is a different ball game. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a woman to have a small black dot (mole like) mark on the lips of their lower area?

Is it normal for a woman to have a small black dot (mole like)  mark on the lips of their lower area?

See a dermatologist: I assume you are referring to a black dot in your genital area? Yes, this can happen and be entirely benign. However, not all are benign so having a dermatologist examine you would be best. Sometimes a biopsy is necessary which would be a very minor procedure that could rule-out anything bad. ...Read more

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What maybe the cause of this white patches on my tongue?

What maybe the cause of this white patches on my tongue?

Best to be seen: There are lots of things that can cause white patches on the tongue. Some are benign and require no treatment. Some require treatment and a few require a biopsy for a definitive diagnosis as they can be potentially dangerous and even if they look harmless may not be! all white patches lasting more than 2 weeks mandate you seeing a dentist for a diagnosis. Always best not to take chances. ...Read more

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I have a painless white patch on the roof of my mouth and sores on the very back of my tongue that bleed if scratched. I'm a smoker, is it cancer?

I have a painless white patch on the roof of my mouth and sores on the very back of my tongue that bleed if scratched. I'm a smoker, is it cancer?

Don't know: As. General ruleanypain, bleeding, or swelling should be examined. Your history of smoking complicates matter. ASAP please see Dentist, Oral Surgeon, or ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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I noticed a single gray line, appearing on my thumb nail, which goes from the tip of the nail to end.Vertically.Could this be a sign of a deficiency?

I noticed a single gray line, appearing on my thumb nail, which goes from the tip of the nail to end.Vertically.Could this be a sign of a deficiency?

Probably benign: The diagnosis that seems to most closely fit with your description (without a picture) is melanonychia striata, which is most common in the thumb. It results from increased melanin deposit in the nail plate. This can be caused by bleeding into the nail plate, a small foreign body, fungal infection or wart, or tumor-like growth of melanocyte. A skilled dermatologist needs to examine it for you. ...Read more

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I have a black spot on the left part of the white part of my eye. There is red lines basically around this spot, should I be concerned/?

I have a black spot on the left part of the white part of my eye. There is red lines basically around this spot, should I be concerned/?

Worth evaluation: If this is new, it should be investigated. Could be an exposed tissue from inside the eye, a tumor, or a foreign object, or some other possibilities. See your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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A few days ago I noticed my nails have this pale mark along the top of the end of all my nails. Is it nothing or an indication of something else?

A few days ago I noticed my nails have this pale mark along the top of the end of all my nails. Is it nothing or an indication of something else?

Normal: This is a totally normal finding in the vast majority of people. If you have excessive brittle nails or white line in the middle of the nail it could be a sign of a vitamin deficiency and needs evaluation, but what you described is normal. No need to worry! ...Read more