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What could be probable causes of painless red spots on the tongue? Could it be stds?

What could be probable causes of painless red spots on the tongue? Could it be stds?

See your physician.: Painless red spots can be normal anatomy or it can be something else. I can't see your tongue, so see your physician and let him have a look! ...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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I have red spots on tip of tongue. No pain and no issues. Had for a few weeks now since noticed. Is it an issue?

I have red spots on tip of tongue. No pain and no issues. Had for a few weeks now since noticed. Is it an issue?

Could be normal but.: This can be a normal issue with the tongue- may be caused by spicy foods, drinks, meds... But if in doubt, I would see a dentist now while the spots are present ...Read more

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Red spots tip of tongue. No pain no nothing. Bright red spots on tip of tongue. What are they? Should I worry about them?

Red spots tip of tongue. No pain no nothing. Bright red spots on tip of tongue. What are they? Should I worry about them?

Red spots on tongue: May be inflammed taste buds. Doubt infection since they are painless and no other symptoms. You may have also accidentally burned them with hot coffee or tea. Salt water gargles - 1/4 teaspoon of salt in 4 oz warm water - gargle and spit out might help. Good luck ...Read more

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Meningitis in 2916 due to HSV2 onset. Rapid decline in health. Now my tongue is white w/ red spots scraping does not remove what could this be? No pain

Meningitis in 2916 due to HSV2 onset. Rapid decline in health. Now my tongue is white w/ red spots scraping does not remove what could this be? No pain

HealthTap Prime b/c: ... we need more information. Something isn't right. 1st, HSV causes encephalitis (or meningoencephalitis), not meningitis (unless there's repeated infections - Mollaret's meningitis). 2nd, HSV-1 causes the vast majority of HSV encephalitis; HSV-2 causing it is uncommon. HSV-1 is commonly found in the mouth & can cause cold sores. About 1/2 of pts are older than 50. None of this fits. Use HT Prime ...Read more

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Hi, a couple weeks ago I noticed 2 painless small red dots on my penis. Now I have small red dots on my tongue and red spots on foot. What can it be?

Hi, a couple weeks ago I noticed 2 painless small red dots on my penis. Now I have small red dots on my tongue and red spots on foot. What can it be?

Hemangiomas?: A few painless red dots on the skin, on the penis or anywhere else, usually are not abnormal. Most likely they are small hemangiomas, i.e. blood vessel "moles". They are harmless and often become more common as the years pass. No STD or any other serious health problem is a likely cause. But see a doctor for reassurance if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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Hi dr I hve red painless spots in the back of my throat I have a white painless tongue my tonsils also get inflamed very often what do I have?

Hi dr I hve red painless spots in the back of my throat I have a white painless tongue my tonsils also get inflamed very often what do I have?

Potential explanatio: Red spots on the back of the throat could be petechiae, or little bruises. These occur from trauma. Maybe back off from any oral activities you may be partaking in. White tongue could very well be related to the hairlike projections that grow on the tongue. Try brushing it more. Tonsils swelling is a normal immune response to any kind of infection. They are doing their job. Get evaluated. ...Read more

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I have painless bumps on the back of my tongue and bald spots that burns with red bumps in it on my head. Pl us a small painful bump on my gum.

I have painless bumps on the back of my tongue and bald spots that burns with red bumps in it on my head. Pl us a small painful bump on my gum.

See your Dentist: Some of what you are describing may be normal anatomy, some may be lesions. Not being able to see and examine you, palmate the lesions, review your medical history and meds, etc. We cannot in this forum make a diagnosis. Please see your Dentist or an Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologist to begin the differential diagnostic process. ...Read more

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I have a dark red flat painless spot on top of my tongue. What could it be?

Multiple options: You could have a benign condition called benign migratory glossitis, and it could be a host of other options. Your best way to discover if this is something to worry about would be to contact your dentist and have this evaluated professionally. ...Read more

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What does flat red spot on tip of tongue mean? Its painless and had it for 3weeks im worried.

What does flat red spot on tip of tongue mean? Its painless and had it for 3weeks im worried.

Difficult to say: It is impossible to make a DX in this format on spots.
If this persists it would be best to see your DR and get it checked. ...Read more

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I noticed for 2-3 weeks or so my kids 3 & 4 years old have typical strawberry tongue type spots without redness or high fever. Is it OK?

I noticed for 2-3 weeks or so my kids 3 & 4 years old have typical strawberry tongue type spots without redness or high fever. Is it OK?

Strawberry tongue: Sounds a bit unusual, but if this is an isolated symptom, I think that's ok, just be on the lookout for fever, peeling skin, intense redness of skin, swollen neck and lymph node areas, and other symptoms associated with Strep phayngitis and Kawasacki disease ...Read more

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Red spots inside mouth on lower lip. No pain no blisters...They are smooth just noticed last night. Almost back to normal today. Is this oral herpes?

Red spots inside mouth on lower lip. No pain no blisters...They are smooth just noticed last night. Almost back to normal today. Is this oral herpes?

Not oral herpes: Oral herpes is painful and also would not resolve in such a short period of time. Sometimes the small salivary glands I the lips can look like small red spots. If it resolves on its own within the next 24-48 hour then I wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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Child red spots on lips, none inside mouth or on body. No pain or itching. No fever or sickness. Not scabs or fluid filled. No new foods Not teething?

Child red spots on lips, none inside mouth or on body. No pain or itching. No fever or sickness. Not scabs or fluid filled. No new foods Not teething?

Could be viral: How old is the child? There are many viruses that could cause red bumps on the lips. If it worsens or a fever develops make sure to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have these weird red spots on the roof of my mouth and back of my throat. No pain and itches sometimes dry mouth sinus drainage in throat only?

Have checked: The only good way to determine if something is abnormal or not is to have it evaluated by either a dentist or physician. I would suggest having it looked at by one of those health care providers. ...Read more

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I have a small red spot on my gum above my tooth on the top left side from the middle of my mouth it is about the third tooth over. No pain associated?

I have a small red spot on my gum above my tooth on the top left side from the middle of my mouth it is about the third tooth over. No pain associated?

See Dentist: Sorry, could be many things, most not concerning, but potential to be marker of significant issue. Needs looked at to evaluate properly. ...Read more

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I have a sore spot on the tip of my tongue, but no white spot like mouth ulcer or any redness. It's sore when the spot is rubbed by teeth. Anxiety?

I have a sore spot on the tip of my tongue, but no white spot like mouth ulcer or any redness. It's sore when the spot is rubbed by teeth. Anxiety?

Maybe irritation: Could be irritation from a sharp tooth, trauma while eating or a burn from hot food. If not resolved within a week, see a dentist for evaluation. ...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 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

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What are these red spots on my tongue?

What are these red spots on my tongue?

Many things: Red spots on the tongue can be caused by many things, including a B12 deficiency, an infection, asthma or some oral cancers. Have a dentist do an oral cancer screening or see an ENT doctor to evaluate and rule out anything serious. ...Read more

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Why do my tongue have red spots on it?

Why do my tongue have red spots on it?

Needs to be seen: This is mayor may not be normal. Without actually being able to see what you describe, we have no way of knowing which one it is. Have you dentist take a look at it. ...Read more

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What are these tiny red spots undernath tongue don't hurt?

What are these tiny red spots undernath tongue don't hurt?

Normal anatomy.: They most likely are normal anatomy. Get a good friend or family member willing to let you look and using a flashlight, look at that spot in their mouth. It should look similar. If it looks completely different than your red spots, see a dentist and let him/her look. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my tongue what does that mean?

Red spots on tongue: There are many things that could be causing this, the differential would include vit B12 deficiency, asthma, digestive disorder, stds, trauma to the tongue, scarlet fever, cancer, excessive alcohol intake, excessive spicy foods... Without more of a history it is impossible to say which it is. I would suggest you see your dr for an evaluation and some history and blood work. ...Read more

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Hi doctori have bumps of red spots on my back of the tongue?

Hi doctori have bumps of red spots on my back of the tongue?

Bumps on tongue: This may be the normal appearance of your tongue papillae or lingual tonsils especially if you don't have any symptoms or discomfort. If you smoke, stop. If the bumps are tender or worrisome see your doctor. ...Read more

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I havd red spots on my tongue and large ones on the back of it, what could this be?

Taste Buds: Provided that these bumps are not a symptom of underlying disease, i.e. There is no pain, swelling, bleeding, burning sensation, or discomfort of any kind, they are taste buds. The major test buds are in the posterior part of the tongue. ...Read more

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My tongue is slightly painful at the left side on the back and has little red spots. Could this be herpes?

My tongue is slightly painful at the left side on the back and has little red spots. Could this be herpes?

Sore tongue: There are numerous possibilities and there is no way to be sure without more information and a visual examination.
If the spots and pain last longer than 7-10 days, see your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause red spots on tongue?

Can allergies cause red spots on tongue?

Possible allergies: Typical allergic reactions that affect the mouth and tongue lead to itching and swelling. Red spots without itching may be a different issue. An examination by a physician can help sort this out. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a white tongue with red spots be anxiety?

Please tell me, could a white tongue with red spots be anxiety?

White tongue with re: Not likely. It is probably nothing to worry about. This is probably just elongated papilla that means that you just have to brush your teeth and your tongue. Eat a lot of fruits and veggies good luck. ...Read more