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Wondering if this red spot no my tongue is just a sore or glossitis?

Wondering if this red spot no my tongue is just a sore or glossitis?

See your doctor: Please see your doctor for an examination. Good 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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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?

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

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I have 1 red spot at back of throat and keep catching with my tongue but isn't sore, what helps this?

I have 1 red spot at back of throat and keep catching with my tongue but isn't sore, what helps this?

Unsure: A raised red spot in the back of your mouth could be one of many different things, depending on what caused it and how long it has been there. Just because it does not hurt does not mean it should be ignored. Your best bet is to have it checked and possibly removed and sent to a pathologist to be sure what it is. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I've had a sore throat and red spot on tip of tongue for a month thought it was a sign of herpes since I get them on my tongue but it's been too long?

I've had a sore throat and red spot on tip of tongue for a month thought it was a sign of herpes since I get them on my tongue but it's been too long?

Need to be seen: These types of situations cannot be diagnosed over the internet. Therefore, you will need to see a dentist for a definitive diagnose and appropriate treatment, if necessary. ...Read more

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Using steroid inhaler for 3 months and have really sore mouth, started as white marks at corners of my lips and tongue but its now red spot like patchs?

Using steroid inhaler for 3 months and have really sore mouth, started as white marks at corners of my lips and tongue but its now red spot like patchs?

Maybe Thrush?: Using a steriod inhaler can cause the problems that you describe. It is important to rinse your mouth well after you use the inhaler so any residue doesn't stay there. An examination by a doctor can help to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I was just yawning, and I noticed a red spot on the root of my mouth, under my tongue. What could that be?

I was just yawning, and I noticed a red spot on the root of my mouth, under my tongue. What could that be?

See your dentist: It could be many different things. Most likely nothing to worry about, but definitely see your dentist asap for an accurate diagnosis. As with most things, catching it early is very important. Don't assume it will disappear on it's own. ...Read more

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I have a small red spot under my tongue (not on tongue) I just noticed it today. I have Strep, tonsilitis, and a sinus infection. Normal?

I have a small red spot under my tongue (not on tongue) I just noticed it today. I have Strep, tonsilitis, and a sinus infection. Normal?

Tongue and red spot: The tongue naturally has small red spots known as lingual papillae However, if the red spots on the back of the tongue appear to be growing or changing shape or color and has pain they should be investigated to determine what is wrong. ...Read more

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I have 1 red spot on the roof of my mouth, its really sore, when I swallow it hurts, and a lot of people I know are smokers, what can this be?

I have 1 red spot on the roof of my mouth, its really sore, when I swallow it hurts, and a lot of people I know are smokers, what can this be?

Hard to say: There is no way to diagnose a clincal lesion over the internet. Please seek the help of a local dentist. Your lesion could be anything from a canker sore, to an oral abcess, to an abrasion, to oral cancer, or something else. The sooner that you are seen the better. Take care... ...Read more

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I have painful urination. Sore penis tip. A small red spot on the glans of my penis and sores in my mouth. What could it be?

I have painful urination. Sore penis tip. A small red spot on the glans of my penis and sores in my mouth. What could it be?

See doctor: There are numerous lesions that affect both oral and genital areas. Both are effected by skin diseases like herpes to autoimmune disorders. Some can be cured, treated and/or make you comfortable. You need to see physician to determine the problem then treat it. You may be contagious. It is better to know what is going on and protect yourself and others. ...Read more

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64 year old man with a large 1 1/2" red spot slightly swollen &Tender next to mouth appearing 2 days ago?

64 year old man with a large 1 1/2" red spot slightly swollen &Tender next to mouth appearing 2 days ago?

Get examined please.: It is difficult to diagnose like this. But you can call Health Tap prime. We are available for Video conferencing and is HIPPA compliant. ...Read more

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They're some tender red spot on the roof of my mouth on the left side, my gums were swollen for a day. My gum has been hurting 3 days now. Help?

They're some tender red spot on the roof of my mouth on the left side, my gums were swollen for a day. My gum has been hurting 3 days now. Help?

Many Possibilities: Could be a host of issues including a burn, a cut, food impaction between your teeth, or an infection. This is best diagnosed visually by a local physician or dentist. Please call for an appointment. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a small tender red spot in my mouth on my upper gums it's been lasting for 3 days now, should I go an see a doctor? What could this be?

Hi, I have a small tender red spot in my mouth on my upper gums it's been lasting for 3 days now, should I go an see a doctor? What could this be?

Aphthous ulcer: Without examination it is hard to tell but sounds like an aphthous ulcer. It should get better on its own in 2-4 days but if it does not then seek medical help ...Read more

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Amoxicillin 500 TID x 10 days (day 6) for a tooth infection. Nowhave a deep red area under my tongue with white/yellowish spots that is sore, burns.???

Amoxicillin 500 TID x 10 days (day 6) for a tooth infection. Nowhave a deep red area under my tongue with white/yellowish spots that is sore, burns.???

Antibiotic: I assume the red area under your tongue is in proximity to the infected tooth. Whether or not it is, area should be evaluated by your Dentist. Antibiotic will not cure tooth infection, only reduce the spread of infection until tooth can receive root canal treatment or extraction. If not, when pills run out infection will come roaring back. Please call your Dentist now. ...Read more

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I have small red spots/sores under my tongue, on the roof of my mouth toward the back, and in my throat. Mouth/ throat is sore and sensitive.

I have small red spots/sores under my tongue, on the roof of my mouth toward the back, and in my throat. Mouth/ throat is sore and sensitive.

Seek an oral exam: The small red spots could be of many different origins. An avenue to pursue is to see of they are of a bacterial or fungal nature. Please seek your dentist for a differential diagnosis. A thorough exam should yield relief and rule out any underlying pathology. This way the appropriate medication oral or topical canbe given to relive your symptoms and concerns. ...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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What could be causing soreness under the tongue as well as a patchy white spot?

What could be causing soreness under the tongue as well as a patchy white spot?

Thrush: Candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection (mycosis) of any of the candida species (all yeasts), of which Candida Albicans is the most common. It is also commonly referred to as a yeast infection. ...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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My son has red spot under his tongue what is that?

My son has red spot under his tongue what is that?

More description: Needed. Could be an aphthous ulcer or a traumatic ulcer (getting poked by a chip fragment for example). Very common. If it persists beyond a few days, get checked out by a dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Small red spot on arieola. Not itchy or sore. What could it be?

Small red spot on arieola. Not itchy or sore. What could it be?

Not enough info: It's hard to diagnose skin problems without actually seeing the problem and not knowing any history. Please consult with your family physician. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of this red spot on my tongue?

How do I get rid of this red spot on my tongue?

Try salt water: If it is irritation or trauma, salt water rinses should take care of it. Use 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water 4 times a day for a few days. ...Read more

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1 Small bright red spot in my BM. Microscopic, had to bend down near BM to see, 3 days now. Sore mild anal pain today during and after BM, gone now?

It depends: If your symptoms persists of having blood in the bowel movements, you need to see a gastroenterologist (gi doctor). you will want to discuss your travel history and if there was any trauma to the area with your doctor. ...Read more

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Light red spot on tongue-anything to be concerned about?

Light red spot on tongue-anything to be concerned about?

Hard to say: Without seeing your tongue it is not possible to tell you what is going on with your tongue. There are several causes of spots ranging from virus, allergies, and trauma. But most things on the tongue will heal without treatment. If you are having pain, difficulty swallowing, or if it does to heal in a week to 10 days you should see a dentist and have it checked out. ...Read more

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What can cause a small red spot beneath the tongue?

What can cause a small red spot beneath the tongue?

Let a doctor look: There are commonly small blood vessels that are visible in the tissue under the tongue and sometimes they appear as a red spot. Without seeing it, it would be hard to speculate. ...Read more

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I have a red spot under the tip of my tongue that sometimes disappears. What could it be?

I have a red spot under the tip of my tongue that sometimes disappears. What could it be?

Not sure: Thast it disappears is better then if it didn't. Does it hurt? Do you do or have anything that can irritate your mouth such as a rough filling of something sharp. I don't thin k its something to woprry about but best to have it looked at. ...Read more

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I noticed a round red spot on tongue. 1/3 of an inch, flat, seems like the skin is peeled off. It was fading but 2day I had oranges now it's red again?

I noticed a round red spot on tongue. 1/3 of an inch, flat, seems like the skin is peeled off. It was fading but 2day I had oranges now it's red again?

Oral surgeon: Hard to say without exam. The oral mucosa heals rapidly after insult or trauma. It lesion persists after another week, see an oral surgeon or ENT doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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What could explain the random red spot on my arm and my arm is sore?

What could explain the random red spot on my arm and my arm is sore?

Skin infection: This can be a skin infection due to a minor injury or due to an infected bug/ spider bite. Would recommend you see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more