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Redness On Side Of Tongue
Little red spot side of tongue on sat, looked gone sun, now tues same spot now white, same size. Worry? See dentist? Grind teeth at night, anxiety.
Yes see a dentist:
Anxiety also causes in some cases tongue thrusting along with bringing the teeth at night, that can cause the minor cuts at the tongue edge that turns into sours later on.
You should see a dentist to have a night guard made for you and seek other solutions like selective grinding of teeth to meet properly. ...Read more
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Red bumps on side of tongue. Have on both sides but slighy worse on the right. They are at the back side of the tongue. Is this serious?
Most likely normal: There normally are red bumps in the area that you describe, so this may be a normal condition. But if you have pain, fever, or other symptoms of being sick or are concerned about this you should see a dentist and have this checked. Since we can't see you, please have it checked if you are concerned. ...Read more
Found a little red spot on side of tongue this am. Only one. Very small like a larger pin head.. Just today. Should I worry? Maybe bit myself?
May be bite mark: There are a number of things that can cause something like this, most of which are not serious. It could well be a bite mark. It should heal quickly, in a few days. If the area does not heal in 2 weeks, or gets bigger and more painful, it is time to see a dentist and have it checked. ...Read more
You need a consult: This sounds like a followup from a previous consult or visit to a doctor. If you are not getting relief from whatever was suggested, you need to be seen again, ideally by a clinician who can actually examine your tongue. Good luck! ...Read more
Small painful red bump side of left tongue. I have cold, could sneezing cause tooth to tongue trauma. More irradiated since touching it. Oral cancer?
My tongue hurts, is white, white bumps on top of tongue and red spot on side of tongue some congestion in throat/ on and off sore throat?
Office Visit: Too hard to DX over the internet, really need a clinical evaluation. May be able to go to emergent care to have issue seen immediately. Possibly dentally related, but most probably primary care issue for you. I hope this helps! ...Read more
Pain on tongue: You can try to gargle with salt water for swelling. Drink plenty of fluids and rest. Try to recall what happened to make your tongue sore and avoid that in the future. If it persists more than a week pr if you have fevers, bleeding, difficulty breathing then see your doctor. ...Read more
Can infection cause red bumps back side of tongue by molars also hard lump inside tongue sore throat and neck irritation. I'm 16 and worried of cancer!
Tongue bumps: They may be normal papillae but without seeing them we cannot determine that over the internet. See your local dentist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Can oral leukoplakia be scrapped off? If im able to scrap it off then is it oral leukoplakia? Not red or discolored underneath. Side under tongue
My lo is 5 months old. She's been lazy to eat for 4 days, just little breatfeed, not bottle. Today I saw some tiny red spot on her side tongue, is she ok?
See your md: I would take the baby to your primary doctor, specially because at that age they can get dehydrated fast. The bumps on her tongue could be stomatitis, a viral infection, but it's best to make sure and see the physician. ...Read more
My husband is having red vein on right side of tongue it seems normal from the above but from under veins are turninf blood red on colour...
See your dentist.: It is very likely a normal variation of the vessels under the tongue. However, it would be very important to see a dentist/ oral surgeon to evaluate. ...Read more
An ENT surgeoon told me a red area on the side of tongue were enlarged taste buds. They are not sore and have been there for 9 weeks? Should I trust
In general one must trust their surgeon and the doc who is looking at them over any internet opinion. Docs are usually pretty conservative.
Given immunosuppression and prior potential surgery of the area your condition may be more complex than stated. Nevers hurts to get second opinion.. ...Read more
I have red bumps on left side of tongue. Not sore. I am also vitamin B12 defiency. What could it be. I'm getting injections every week. Then 3 months?
Does wisdom tooth cause white patches in mouth, a hole like infection behind molar, red tonsils, slightly hurt side of tongue?
Contact DDS: See your dentist to make sure the problem is of dental etiology. ...Read more
Lump roof of mouth reddishpink white surrounded by greyish red by tonsils, bumps sides of tongue elongated now part of lip white 8 wks, glands sore 42yrs smoke?
Oral Lesion: Any lesion that has not resolved on its own within a 2 week period should be investigated. Please call a local dentist for an appointment. ...Read more
Please tell me can a tooth infection cause red bumps on the side of tongue. Sore throat. Hard bump inside the tongue. Are these symptoms? Maybe spreaded?
Hard to say: Bumps may be inflamed salivary glands.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was wondering what would cause immediate red soreness on either sides of my tongue just minutes after performing oral sex?
Chemical irritation: Check for any chemical which migh cause irritation- even skin lotion or soap, or whatever. The other possibility is physical friction on those surfaces. It's too soon for infection to start. ...Read more
Papillae: Probably normal papillae.Get a more detailed answer ›
A doctor told me a red lesion on the side of my tongue is lymphoid tissue and nothing sinister. Should I trust?
Infection?: Lymph tissue does not belong in your tongue. You are immunosupressed and could have had an unusual infection on your tongue. As a tranplant recepient who is immunosupressed you are at risk for malignancies, but this doesn't sound like one. If the lesion has cleared up after the intervention I would write it off to an infection. Stay vigilant, take care of your kidney. ...Read more
I have developed a small painful red bump on the side of my tongue near the back I don't drink or smoke any ideas what this could be?
See your dentist: There are multiple factors that can cause a painful red bump on the side of your tongue (e.g. chronic trauma). It is important for your dentist to determine the cause of the sore tongue. The majority of tongue problems are not serious and can be resolved quickly. Good luck. ...Read more
I have two red spots on the side of my tongue, that are a little sore. I am not sure when they appeared? What they might be?
Many possibilities: It could be as simple as trauma and be as much as a viral infection. My rule of thumb is that if it doesn't heal in 14 days see your health care provider, probably a dentist in this situation. ...Read more
I have a red spot on the side of my tongue for about a month. Very painful, red sore all along the side of the tongue. What can it be?
Tongue sore: The two things that I see most commonly are viral ulcers, which resolve on their own, and tongue cancers, which can be quite aggressive. I would recommend you see an ENT as a biopsy could be done, if warranted, or medication can be given to make it go away sooner. ...Read more
There is a red bump on the side of my tongue, in the back of my mouth. What could this be? What could I do to help get rid of it? Any possible info
Painful or not?:
Is it painful? Have you ever had them before? Are there any other bumps elsewhere on your body or in your mouth?
If it's painful, it could be a canker sore. If not, it could be an inflamed taste bud or a benign fibroma, possibly from past trauma to the tongue.
I would recommend that you go to your doctor and have it looked at. ...Read more
Red bump on the side of my tongue (prone to canker sores but this turned white, then went down, and rose up again). Worriedit cancerous or infection?
I just saw the dentist for fillings and now I have a long red sore on the side of my tongue it hurts to eat and my teeth rub against it what can I do?
Accidental injury: Two likely scenarios are an accidental injury from the treatment itself during the procedure and the possibility you bit your tongue if you were numb for the procedure. In either case, it should heal on its own without any treatment and without any complications. Rinsing with salt water may help it feel better meanwhile. Any further questions should be addressed to the dentist who treated you. ...Read more
19 years old and this is the 3rd time this month I have a little painful red bump on the side of my tongue. Super concerned its mouth cancer? Help pls
Oral cancer: Cancer is not episodic in nature... it does not "come and go". That being said, have your dentist take a look at what might be causing this little red bump. You might be biting your tongue with the sharp edge of a tooth, or the lesion may need to be further investigated. Better to have it looked at. ...Read more
Have a small red bump on back left side of tongue & a few days before I noticed throat was sore & still is, but only on the left side. What is it?
Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can lessen pain. ...Read more
Can a sore throat and red patch to the side of my tongue lead to a conclusion of possible HIV symptoms?
Not necessarily: You really should go to your physician and have that checked out. ...Read more
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