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Doctor insights on: Purple Spots On My Tongue Symptoms

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Why do I have purple spots on my tongue?

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

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Tongue has purple spots on it, is this worrying?

Tongue has purple spots on it, is this worrying?

Purple spots: It might be blood clots or varicose veins. However, it should be clinically seen and evaluated by your dentist. Without personally examining you, we have no way of knowing what in fact it is and not all lesions are benign. ...Read more

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What are the little purple spots under and on your tongue?

What are the little purple spots under and on your tongue?

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 more

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Under my tongue has bluish-purple spots in a random pattern and it is sensitive after eating hot sauce.?

Under my tongue has bluish-purple spots in a random pattern and it is sensitive after eating hot sauce.?

Varicous veins: We can develop varacosities even in our mouths, especialy under the tongue. If you are having any pain in your mouth, you shoulld consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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Throat is dry. Tongue is white and furry. Purple veins and yellow spots/lumps and white stuff at the back of throat. Secondhand smoke is yes. Help pls?

Throat is dry. Tongue is white and furry. Purple veins and yellow spots/lumps and white stuff at the back of throat. Secondhand smoke is yes. Help pls?

? pharyngitis: Use salt water gargles, pain killers and see your doctor soon, you need to be examined and might need prescription medications, take care ...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 do I have a bluish-purple spot on the bottom of my tongue?

Why do I have a bluish-purple spot on the bottom of my tongue?

See image: If the blue spot is like the one circled in white, that is a vein, the sublingual vein. There are 2, one on left & one on right of underside of tongue. If the spot u mention is different, see fp or ENT to have it checked out. ...Read more

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

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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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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A bluish purple spot has appeared on my tongue that hurts. What is it? Is it dangerous?

Tongue lesion: Probably a venous lake. Better get it looked at or do a virtual consult ...Read more

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Purple round spot on tongue...I took advice from docs here & went to dentist who said it was probably a blood vessel but it doesn't really blanch?

DON"T WORRY: Vast majority of round spots are absolutely benign innocuous lesions. Lesion is the fancy doctor word for anything out of the ordinary. When it is round and not raised and not really terrible looking 99.9 percent of the time there is nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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What causes blue or purple spots on iside of lips of mouth?

What causes blue or purple spots on iside of lips of mouth?

Cheek bite for one: One cause can be a cheek bite that caused bleeding below the tissue, but not enough of a bite to cause a laceration or tear so that the blood leaked out into your mouth. Another reason could be a blue nevus. You should see a dentist to have the spots evaluated and then see if any treatment is needed. ...Read more

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I woke up with purplish red spots on top of my tongue and its not painful. I would like to know what it might be

I woke up with purplish red spots on top of my tongue and its not painful. I would like to know what it might be

Blood vessel: Due to the color, it may be swollen blood vessel under the surface protruding like a bump or a venus lake which is a swelling caused by bleeding under skin. Many causes like trama, weakness in blood vessel, etc. They generally are not painful or serious. If they get too enlarged, uncomfortable, or cause issues with speech or eating, they can be surgically removed or reduced. ...Read more

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What causes pink spots on the roof of your mouth with purple discoloration?

What causes pink spots on the roof of your mouth with purple discoloration?

Several posibilities: Get somebody professional (dentist, doctor) to look at these and give you their impression. Must be seen to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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I have these deep purple veins in my mouth upper cheek on the left side and two red spots what can I do to calm the pain or what should I do?

I have these deep purple veins in my mouth upper cheek on the left side and two red spots what can I do to calm the pain or what should I do?

See Your Dentist: If you are having pain in your cheek or mouth, and are uncertain of the cause, you should see your dentist for evaluation and treatment as indicated. It is difficult to provide you with a more definitive recommendation without more information or visualization of the affected area (s). ...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 large purple spot in the centre of my toungue. It is painless and not raised?

I have a large purple spot in the centre of my toungue. It is painless and not raised?

Watch and wait: Could it be that it is normal area of the tongue? I trust that you are keeping up with your oral hygiene. If there are no symptoms, you may watch and wait. If it bleeds, ulcerates, swells or becomes painful, see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What causes purplish mouth and body spots?

Many possibilities: There are several resaons that may cause this. From minor issues to severe medical issues. You need to see your physician asap to have this issue addressed. They can range from vitamin deficiencies all the way to certain cancers. ...Read more

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I have a rash that started bright red and elevated bumps turned into blotchy purple spots but not pin pricks no other symptoms should I see a doctor?

I have a rash that started bright red and elevated bumps turned into blotchy purple spots but not pin pricks no other symptoms should I see a doctor?

You should: Any purple spots if they are bigger than 1-2 mm or more than 5-10 in number, raises questions about your blood having some problem. Unless these have have faded away and there are no new ones coming up, you should seek medical examination. ...Read more

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Is CMIA AG/AB at 9.5 months of exposure and 9 months ELISA hiv1/2 all negative. Is it enough although my symptoms? Red spots, headache white tongue

Is CMIA AG/AB at 9.5 months of exposure and 9 months ELISA hiv1/2 all negative. Is it enough although my symptoms? Red spots, headache white tongue

See your doctor: I read your question, and then your procedures and the times do not agree. The difference between 9 months and 77 days is huge. A negatve HIV test at 6 months would be definative. A true exposure to HIV would prompt prophylactic treatment of HIV and your doctor can help you decide about that ...Read more

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Hive like rash all over. Flu like symptoms. Swollen white tongue with red spots. Had unprotected oral sex with man and woman. Is this Hiv? Plz help!!

Need testing: Instead of panicking, please make an appointment with your medical provider for HIV testing, history, and physical. There are also over-the-counter tests available which are not cheap. Next time, use protection please. I sincerely hope your hiv test is negative. ...Read more

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Purple under tongue followed by yellow and orange diarreah in the morning and spotting brown for half a month now hi. Well im only 21 and I just started having symptoms this morning...You see last night I ate chicken cor don bleau sumthn like that and wha

Purple under tongue followed by yellow and orange diarreah in the morning and spotting brown for half a month now hi. Well im only 21 and I just started having symptoms this morning...You see last night I ate chicken cor don bleau sumthn like that and wha

Purple is normal: The purple under the tongue is from veins near the mucosal surface and is normal for that area and is likely not related to the spotting or other gastrointestinal symptoms. Consider food poisoning as a possibility as well. ...Read more

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Odd symptoms on Rt side of body: throat feels tight, red spot on tongue, tongue goes right when stuck out, sharp/ache in glute and leg. All right side?

Odd symptoms on Rt side of body: throat feels tight, red spot on tongue, tongue goes right when stuck out, sharp/ache in glute and leg. All right side?

See physician: It is possibly something neurological. You should be checked. That is the prudent thing to do. It is hard to give you an answer without an examination. ...Read more

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I have 5 red spots on the roof of my mouth. No other symptoms. What could be causing them, and should I see a doctor or wait and see if they go away?

I have 5 red spots on the roof of my mouth. No other symptoms. What could be causing them, and should I see a doctor or wait and see if they go away?

Irritation: Since you have no pain they are not likely cause by the virus that causes cold sores. If adjacent to a tooth it could be your tooth brush is not drying out completely between uses. Alternate TB if this is the case. Foods can irritate minor salivary glands or smoking. All of the above should clear up in 2 wks or less. If not, you need to see a health professional. ...Read more

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Hi, my 10 year old son has developed a painful rash with what appears to be small blisters and red spots on the back of his mouth, no other symptoms?

Painful rash: He may have the start of hand, foot and mouth disease which is due to a viral illness. Check his hands and feet over the next few days. To sooth the pain in his mouth you can give him lots of cold things like popsicles or ice cream. A combination of benadryl (diphenhydramine) and peptobismol may also help in psin control ...Read more

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Hello. I have recently noticed white spots on my uvula in my mouth. I'm getting a slightly sore throat. But no other symptoms. Any ideas? Thanks alot!

Hello. I have recently noticed white spots on my uvula in my mouth. I'm getting a slightly sore throat. But no other symptoms. Any ideas? Thanks alot!

Probably nothing: There are a lot of thing like sinus drainage and even food that cause white spots on your uvula. If you symptoms worsen I would get it checked. ...Read more

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Are throat pain and red spots on the roof of mouth symptom of hiv?

Are throat pain and red spots on the roof of mouth symptom of hiv?

HIV: The symptoms of acute HIV infection may include these, but they are so non-specific that to attribute them to HIV without definitive testing would not be appropriate. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to HIV please go and be tested. Knowing what you have early on is very important. ...Read more

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If irritation occurs inside my mouth and even black spot has occurred more than 2 times but it disappears after 1 day every time mouth cancer symptom?

If irritation occurs inside my mouth and even black spot has occurred more than 2 times but it disappears after 1 day every time mouth cancer symptom?

No: Could it be that you accidentally bit the site where saw black spot. It may have been small bleed in the tissue that would disappear in a few days.
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

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I have red spot at The left side back of mouth/throat. No pain when I swallow it's just in one small spot for 2 days. No fever or any other symptoms?

I have red spot at The left side back of mouth/throat. No pain when I swallow it's just in one small spot for 2 days. No fever or any other symptoms?

Probably ok?: Hi
If you don't have any symptoms, it is probably ok, although it is difficult for me to say for sure because I can't see it. If it is bothering you still, then a regular clinic appointment or walk-in clinic would be ok too. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my tongue and that have become painful?

I have white spots on my tongue and that have become painful?

Painful spots tongue: Lets so 2nd opinion and I can look at them. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my tongue?

I have red spots on my tongue?

Taste buds: Could be irritated taste buds from spicy or too hot foods. ...Read more