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I have a couple small eroded areas on my tongue. They aren't swollen and they're painless. What is the most likely diagnosis?

I have a couple small eroded areas on my tongue. They aren't swollen and they're painless. What is the most likely diagnosis?

Tongue Lesions: Greetings. The most likely diagnosis would probably be traumatic bites that would occur while you are asleep. Especially if they are in the areas of denal occlusion. Viral oropharyngitis and glossitis also possible. Seeing your ENT will surely help identify the etiology. Good Luck ...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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I have 2lumps in my mouth1 in my cheek which is visible1 in my tongue only can be noticed by pinching my tongue im 16 would cancer be rarest diagnosis?

I have 2lumps in my mouth1 in my cheek which is visible1 in my tongue only can be noticed by pinching my tongue im 16 would cancer be rarest diagnosis?

Mouth lumps: At your age, cancer is highly unlikely, but it isn't impossible. There are a number of non-cancerous lumps or growths that can occur on the tongue and on the mouth. Best to have it checked by an ENT specialist. This way you'll know what your are dealing with and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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40 years female, known diabetic, complaints of black discoloration patches over the tongue and buccal mucosa with oral ulcer. What is the diagnosis?

40 years female, known diabetic, complaints of black discoloration patches over the tongue and buccal mucosa with oral ulcer. What is the diagnosis?

Needs evaluation: New onset lesions and discoloration need proper professional evaluation. Most often are benign changes related to systemic causes but only a full medical and dental evaluation can determine the etiology. A biopsy is also often necessary to make a final diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a recurring "ulcer" on the right side of my tongue. It is very painful.Can you help with a diagnosis? There is usually no visible sign. Yesterday i saw what looks like a "blood blister". Today the pain has subsided some, and the visible sign is go

I have a recurring "ulcer" on the right side of my tongue. It is very painful.Can you help with a diagnosis? There is usually no visible sign. Yesterday i saw what looks like a "blood blister". Today  the pain has subsided some, and the visible sign is go

Seek care: You should have that ulcer checked out immediately by your dentist or oral surgeon. In some cases, it may need to be biopsied in order to determine an accurate diagnosis. It could be as simple as a traumatic ulceration or as dangerous as oral cancer. Seek an evaluation without delay. ...Read more

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My 59yr dad diagnosis w ventral tongue squamous cell carcinoma. E.N.T dr to schedule symptoms for next week is it a good plan to have an oncologist assist with sx?

My 59yr dad diagnosis w ventral tongue squamous cell carcinoma. E.N.T dr to schedule symptoms for next week is it a good plan to have an oncologist assist with sx?

ENT surgeons and onc: An ENT doctor can do the surgery for cancer of the tongue. But you need to engage a medical oncologist prior to surgery and seek his/her input about the need for chemotherapy prior to surgery. The best plans for cancer treatment require a team of surgeon, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist, all working together and plan treatment together and not one at a time. ...Read more

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5 mos ago diagnosis h pylori. Tongue was painful & sore under white stuff. Never diagnosis as thrush & now have a veru sore spot on side tongue. Keeps rubbing tooth?

5 mos ago diagnosis h pylori. Tongue was painful & sore under white stuff. Never diagnosis as thrush & now have a veru sore spot on side tongue. Keeps rubbing tooth?

Candidasus: Even though you were never Dx wuth thrush mote that's what it was and it could be now. Everytime you are taking antibiotics fungal infection are likely to happen. To prevent this ypu can try yogurt or probiotics. If you di not find reliefe with this you may need a prescription to overcpme the candida albicans infection ...Read more

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Black dots in baby tongues?

Black dots in baby tongues?

Can be normal: Black dots on a baby's tongue would most likely be due to some increased pigmentation. This can be considered normal and is usually found more commonly in darker-skinned individuals. It also can be considered hereditary. However, you should probably mention it to your pediatrician next time you have a visit, or if the baby seems bothered by it, have it checked out sooner. ...Read more

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Sores on the tongue?

Sores on the tongue?

Give it two weeks...: If they are still present after two weeks please see a dentist..... ...Read more

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Why is my tongue black?

Black Tongue: Black 'hairy' tongue can be caused by lengthening of the bumps on the end of the tongue, or papillae. They are often rubbed away with eating but can become longer and get stained by food or tobacco products. Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can also cause the appearance of a black tongue within 24 hours of use. ...Read more

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Rough tongue, what to do?

Check with dentist: Impossible to answer without an examination. This could be anything from an infection, a wound, swollen taste buds, a buildup of plaque, a buildup of nicotine stain, geographic tongue, cancer, or nothing serious. Have this examined by your dentist. ...Read more

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Tongue is rippled on sides?

Tongue is rippled on sides?

Don't worry: The indentations seen in scalloped tongue are called lateral crenations. For the most part they are benign. ...Read more

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What causes a black tongue?

What causes a black tongue?

Black tongue: Black tongue has been linked to poor oral hygiene, smoking or chewing tobacco , alcohol, cocaine, beverages like coffee, dry mouth, radiation and medications like penicillin, erythromycin , doxycycline etc, http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/hairy-tongue/ ...Read more

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Why is my tongue not smooth?

Not supposed to be: The surface is covered with little bumps (filliform papillae) which contain taste buds. In the back are bigger bulge-y bumps (vallate papillae). A smooth tongue (bald) is an abnormal finding, a sign of (often) nutritional deficiency, e.g. Iron, folate, (folic acid) b vitamin including b12, riboflavin (b2), b6, or niacin. Other causes as well. ...Read more

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Who do to see for my tongue?

Who do to see for my tongue?

Three Choices: There are three primary doctors who can diagnose and treat conditions of the tongue: ear, nose and throat doctor, dentist, and/or oral surgeon. It's hard to know where to begin sometimes. Also, they may refer you back and forth between themselves if you have something unusual. But, you have to start somewhere, so pick the doctor who is most convenient. Generally, i would think, that's a dentist. ...Read more

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Tongue feeling dry and rough?

Tongue feeling dry and rough?

Dry mouth: You may have dry mouth. This will allow the tongue to feel dry ; rough. Check with your md to see what medication you may be taking that can intensify this condition. Also see a dentist to check if you have decreased salivary flow. ...Read more

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Dark patch on side of tongue?

Could be: Pigment or a large vein. Generally nothing to worry about however i would have my dentist check it to be on the safe side as i cannot diagnose inn this medium. ...Read more

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Why is my tongue akways white?

Why is my tongue akways white?

Plaque build up: Plaque build up on tongue and if you do not clean tongue daily with tongue cleaner then it gets thicker layer of bacteria.Or check for anemia. ...Read more

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Why is my tongue always white ?

White tongue common: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of a tongue that looks white include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more

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