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What causes white spots on the roof of your mouth?

What causes white spots on the roof of your mouth?

Whit spots: Fungal infection can show up as white spots in the mouth. Make sure to show those spots to your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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 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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Can you get red spots on the roof of your mouth by sucking really hard on the roof of your mouth?

Can you get red spots on the roof of your mouth by sucking really hard on the roof of your mouth?

Ans: Why would you do that? You can irritate the tissue Ans cause even bleeding. If you damage the tissue you can cause damage why would you want to do this? ...Read more

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I have dark spots on the roof of my mouth any ideas to what it could be/ mean?

I have dark spots on the roof of my mouth any ideas to what it could be/ mean?

More info needed...: How long has it been there? How large is it? Raised? Painful? Anything that has not resolved on its own in two weeks should be examined by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I have small red spots on the roof of my mouth. What couldthey be?

Many causes: There are literally hundreds of conditions, diseases, and irritants that can cause red spots. See an oral and maxillo-facial surgeon for definitive diagnosis. This is not a question that can be answered without the problem being visualized by a doctor. ...Read more

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What are these small very painful yellow spots on the roof of my mouth?

Sounds Like: It sounds like oral herpes. If you have not been diagnosed with that I bet your gp could look and do the right testing and then treat them. ...Read more

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Why do I have small brown spots on the roof of my mouth and the inside on my cheek?

Why do I have small brown spots on the roof of my mouth and the inside on my cheek?

Brown spots?: This would have to be personally clinically seen. It may be normal pigmentation or perhaps something else. See your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can heparin injection cause you to spit blood 4 days later? As I had blood spots on the roof of my mouth also.

Can heparin injection cause you to spit blood 4 days later? As I had blood spots on the roof of my mouth also.

No: If still spitting blood 4 days after heparin then something else is going on you need to see your doctor now for further evaluations. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have a painful white blot on my uvula and a couple of white spots on the roof of my mouth... I have good pictures its that bad?

I have a painful white blot on my uvula and a couple of white spots on the roof of my mouth... I have good pictures its that bad?

Needs evaluated: Pain is a sign of something wrong. Painful sores on vulva and roof of mouth need to be evaluated. Some std's are able to infect the mouth as well as the genitals. Your family physician or gyn should be able to properly evaluate, test and treat. ...Read more

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I have a cluster of white spots on the roof of my mouth. I also have a bad habit of biting my cheeks. Could this be leukoplakia? Or something else?

I have a cluster of white spots on the roof of my mouth. I also have a bad habit of biting my cheeks. Could this be leukoplakia? Or something else?

Could Be: Leukoplakia is the mouth's reaction to chronic irritation of the mucous membranes of the mouth. You should have it looked at - may even need a biopsy. Can also be oral thrush. ...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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My fiancé has 3 painful black spots on the roof of his mouth, his dad died of oral cancer how worried should I be?

My fiancé has 3 painful black spots on the roof of his mouth, his dad died of oral cancer how worried should I be?

See an oral surgeon: These black spots are symptomatic. See an oral surgeon or an ENT asap. A thorough examination of the mouth, face and neck will be needed. Your doctor may recommend a biopsy procedure. Good luck. ...Read more

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Red spots on the roof of my mouth (hard palate) and tender to touch. It feels smooth and swollen where the spots are.

See your dentist: Red spots on the roof of the mouth may be due to many reasons like bacterial infection, viral infection, vitamin deficiencies or allergies. Gargle with warm salt water 3 X per day to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort. However, if the symptoms persist more than 7-10 days please visit your dentist. ...Read more

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Hi, I have red patches and white bumps or spots on the roof of my mouth, it hurts super bad when my tongue touches the red part, also my ears hurt?

New problem?: If these symptoms are new, it sounds like you may have a throat infection. Inflammation of the tissues in the throat can lead to referred ear pain also. If you are having fevers, are unable to swallow, or pain is increasing I would see your physician for evaluation and to rule out a strep infection that would require antibiotics. ...Read more

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After taking spirulina I have red spots on the roof of mouth, it feels like something is stuck in throat & red line down uvula. Should I seek er?

Low concern: Little is known about the various side effects of taking blue-green algae, but hypersensitivity is always a heightened concern when taking natural products. Your symptoms are not consistent with anaphylaxis, but more likely with local irritation or delayed-type sensitization. An Allergist can help you to decide if this is the right supplement for you! ...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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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?

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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While brushing my teeth, I noticed 4 red spots on the roof of my mouth near the back near my throat. What could they be?

While brushing my teeth, I noticed 4 red spots on the roof of my mouth near the back near my throat. What could they be?

Many possibilities &: There is no way to know without actually examining you. It could be something benign and temporary and go away within a few days or something more serious in need of treatment. Merely giving you a list of possibilities isn't very helpful. If you want to know for sure, see your dentist. Regardless, any lesion that remains longer than 2 weeks needs to be diagnosed! ...Read more

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I have an extremely red and sore throat with bring red spots on the roof of my mouth. Also red inflamed tonsils?

Viral pharyngitis: It looks viral, but the description is not diagnosis. A rapid strep test would be necessary. Also if it is there for a long time it might be a more serious condition that warrants lab test to test the immunity, other neck diseases, and a fungi infection. Probably and ENT visit would be the best ...Read more

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Sore throat, white lumpy tonsils, red spots on the roof of mouth, nasty taste, with an abcess on the uvula, also some white spots, what's wrong with me?

Sore throat, white lumpy tonsils, red spots on the roof of mouth, nasty taste, with an abcess on the uvula, also some white spots, what's wrong with me?

Sore throat: Looking at what you describe you may have a bacteria infection of your throat. You should see your doctor or go into an urgent care to get a rapid test done to see if you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have two round red spots on the high roof of mouth what could it be.

I have two round red spots on the high roof of mouth what could it be.

Oral petechiae: This could be "petechiae" which are microscopic areas of bleeding. Petechiae are usually caused by trauma, infection, bleeding abnormalities, and often get better on their own within a few weeks without treatment. If it doesn't resolve on its own then you may want to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have just noticed swollen roof of my mouth and a few small white spots in the swollen area. Please could you suggest what it may be.?

I have just noticed swollen roof of my mouth and a few small white spots in the swollen area. Please could you suggest what it may be.?

Candida, strep?: Consider strep or viral pharyngitis, but definitely think about candida (yeast), especially if recently on antibiotics or oral steroids. ...Read more

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I have red sore spots on gums and roof of mouth?

I have red sore spots on gums and roof of mouth?

Red sore spots: Have it examined by your own dentist. It could be quite a number of things- viral, from smoking, irritation, or a host of other possibilities. We can't determine that over the internet. It's like posting a question, "I have a pain in my stomach." ...Read more

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Red spots on roof of my mouth along with mild throbbing. What could be wrong?

Petechiae: These red spots are called petechiae and may be related to some allergic reaction, nutrional deficiency, a blood disorder, reaction to some dental material among other causes. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my tongue and roof of my mouth feels like I maybe burned it but a, so had a small cold on and off for a couple of weeks?

I have red spots on my tongue and roof of my mouth feels like I maybe burned it but a, so had a small cold on and off for a couple of weeks?

See Oral surgeon: Any lesion or suggestion of lesion should be evaluated. See an oral surgeon to make sure no problems. ...Read more