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Can a tongue ulcer cause tongue cancer?

Can a tongue ulcer cause tongue cancer?

Not really: Tongue ulcers do not turn into cancers but they may be cancers to begin with. ...Read more

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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 tongue ulcers?

What causes tongue ulcers?

Tongue ulcers: Some are the result of a viral infection from the herpes simplex virus. Some are mouth ulcers (aphthous ulcers), which are of unknown origin, but are thought to occur from stress, injury (biting the tongue), acidic foods, hormonal changes, allergies, or certain systemic diseases. ...Read more

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What causes black ulcers on and under tongue?

What causes black ulcers on and under
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Get it checked out!: Black ulcers on and under ones tongues are suspicious and need to be evaluated by a physician. They may need to be biopsied/ sample taken to make sure they are not cancerous and determine a cause. There are benign ulcers but these are red based ulcers, painful and called canker sores. There are benign black tongue changes, called black hairy tongue, but this only occurs on the top of ones tongue. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a recurrent tongue ulcer in the same area?

What could be the cause of a recurrent tongue ulcer in the same area?

Should be evaluated: While it could be getting irritated from a chipped, pointy or rough adjacent tooth, any lesion that lasts for more than two weeks (or recurs in this case) should be seen by your general dentist or an oral surgeon to rule out other possibly more serious causes. ...Read more

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I've had tongue ulcers for a yr. with cut marks on the sides. what could cause this?

I've had tongue ulcers for a yr.  with cut marks on the sides. what could cause this?

HSV-1: The HSV-1 Virus is known to cause ulcerations and sores in the mouth. It is possible you have this,...The same virus causes "cold sores" on the lips, etc. Some people have higher HSV-1 concentrations than others and are prone to these type of things. get an eval to be properly diagnosed and treated. Good luck ...Read more

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Ulcer appears on tongue approximately every month. it appears in the exact same place every time. on the front of the tongue. what is the cause?

Ulcer appears on tongue approximately every month. it appears in the exact same place every time. on the front of the tongue. what is the cause?

Tongue lesions: Hello, I usually have patients place the tongue in a comfortable position then slowly open and close the teeth paying close attention to the teeth and their anatomical wear and anatomy. It's probably associated to the teeth at the line of dental occlusion. See your dentist. ...Read more

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I always get pimple under my tongue, what can be the cause of it? Usually one at a time, approx 1-2mm in diameter, afrer days it turns into an ulcer.

I always get pimple under my tongue, what can be the cause of it? Usually one at a time, approx 1-2mm in diameter, afrer days it turns into an ulcer.

Mucocele: Could be a mucocele. Underneath the tongue is a very common place for them and it may be rupturing after a few days looking like an ulcer. Mucoceles are caused by an obstructed or ruptured salivary gland duct, hence clear fluid within. Some mucoceles spontaneously resolve on their own after a short time. Others are chronic and requmucire removal through minimally invasive sx or the use of a laser. ...Read more

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Sir i had mouth ulcer now in tongue is there any specific cause?Any is treatment?

Sir i had mouth ulcer now in tongue is there any specific cause?Any is treatment?

Mouth Ulcer: Could be from an injury or if you have been run down just an outbreak of the coxsackie virus that causes cold sores. Treatment is time. It takes 7-10 days for cold sores to heal. If it last longer then see your md/dentist. ...Read more

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M58, for couple of days i ate raw cabbage which caused my mouth to burn. Now i see several ulcers on rear end of tongue and adjoining floor of mouth?

M58, for couple of days i ate raw cabbage which caused my mouth to burn. Now i see several ulcers on rear end of tongue and adjoining floor of mouth?

Allergy: It appears you are having an allergic reaction to the cabbage. I recommend you stop eating cabbage and see your doctor for an examination. She can prescribe a "magic mouthwash" concoction which will decrease the discomfort. She'll also examine you and make sure there isn't an infection or others problem going on. Good luck. ...Read more

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Large red bumps on back of tongue. Can feel them touching roof of mouth when mouth is closed. Feels like an ulcer is forming. Cause?

Large red bumps on back of tongue. Can feel them touching roof of mouth when mouth is closed. Feels like an ulcer is forming. Cause?

Tough question: "Red bumps' is not a diagnosis. A professional has to actually examine you to determine the cause of the red bumps, and then advise you as to treatment. See you General Dentist or an Oral Surgeon to begin the diagnostic process. ...Read more

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Hi I just checked my tongue on the side inner I found a red spot with a white head is it a pimple or an ulcer also can it be caused by teeth rubbing?

Hi I just checked my tongue on the side inner I found a red spot with a white head is it a pimple or an ulcer also can it be caused by teeth rubbing?

Not known: It is difficult to give you a differential diagnosis of a lesion without actually seeing it, your teeth, and taking a full medical history including social habits. How long has the lesion been there? If it is more than two weeks, please have it examined by your dentist. ...Read more

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Any idea what these red patches on my tongue are being caused by? Ulcers? I was tested for std's and HIV and everything came back negative. 

Any idea what these red patches on my tongue are being caused by? Ulcers? I was tested for std's and HIV and everything came back negative. 

Geographic tongue: One explanation could be canker sores but what I think you are describing is what we call geographic tongue. The patches on the surface of the tongue are missing papillae and appear as smooth, red continents hence the name. No one knows the cause but its nothing to worry about. No preventative measures or specific treatments are known to help resolve them. ...Read more

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I always have mouth ulcer on my tongue, i always brush my teeth 2x in the morning. What can be the cause of these mouth ulcers on my tongue?

I always have mouth ulcer on my tongue, i always brush my teeth 2x in the morning. What can be the cause of these mouth ulcers on my tongue?

Mouth ulcers: There may be severasl reasons for mouth ulcers. One of them may be due to a nutritional deficiency and one may be due to too much citric acid as in fruit intake or spicy food intake. See if a modification of your diet makes a difference and if not then see your dr for some tests to determine the source of the ulcers. ...Read more

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Left sided colitis with ulcers and lesions in throat under tongue also acid reflux with indigestion. What could be the cause?

Left sided colitis with ulcers and lesions in throat under tongue also acid reflux with indigestion. What could be the cause?

Crohn's disease?: I'm sure you are under care a Gasteroenterologist and a biopsy has been taken from the Colon, this could possibly be Crohn's dx which is an Inflammatory and Autoimmune disease but for confirmation you need to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more