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What causes black ulcers on and under tongue?

What causes black ulcers on and under tongue?

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

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 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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I have a painful ulcer under the tongue it has more than doubled in size since friday and is off yellow?

I have a painful ulcer under the tongue it has more than doubled in size since friday and is off yellow?

Aphthous ulcer: Or canker sore. Recurrent minor aphthae can coalesce into major aphthous ulcerations that can be very painful, interfere with speech, swallowing, or other functions depending on the site. My rule: leave them alone they go away in two weeks; treat them and they go away in 15 days. I avoid numbing gels because they increase the risk of trauma to the lesion. Ndaids work great. See dentist for help. ...Read more

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Can you use Lidex (fluocinonide) 0.05% Ointment for ulcer under the tongue inside the mouth. Or is it for external use only. Is it toxic if absorbed.

Can you use Lidex (fluocinonide) 0.05% Ointment for ulcer under the tongue inside the mouth. Or is it for external use only. Is it toxic if absorbed.

Of course, you can: Mix Lidex (fluocinonide) 0.05% ointment with Orabase and place the mixture gently over the ulcer. ...Read more

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Hi Dr! I have a patch under my tongue of white ulcers? I think? I usually get them but not this many and not under my tongue.

Aphthous ulcers: Are likely the course. They are harmless, usually come and go. Get it checked out if not resolved in a few days to a week. ...Read more

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Under my tongue I had an ulcer, now it has swollen a bit and I don't know what it is?

Could be: Could be anything from a traumatic injury (such as a scratch from a crust of bred) to an ulcer to a blocked salivary gland duct, to oral cancer. You have to be seen to be diagnosed. Can't do this over the computer. Please call your dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering I have got a ulcer under my tongue and when I eat or something water squirts out of it should I be worried?

Hi I was wondering I have got a ulcer under my tongue and when I eat or something water squirts out of it should I be worried?

Salivary duct: The duct from your sulingual salivary duct may be irritated or ulcerated, or you may have a partially blocked duct. Ask your Dentist to take a look. ...Read more

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I get ulcers under my tongue about once a month. No home remedy or OTC med helps, goes away after a week but so painful. What can I do to treat it?

Ulcers: Probably aphthous ulcers, but there are many other types of ulcers. Next time you get one see your Dentist to have the ulcer examined. He/she can then prescribe the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have erythroplakia under my tongue with an ulcer that is to be removed. However my tongue is red on one side with a lesion. I am worried about this?

I have erythroplakia under my tongue with an ulcer that is to be removed. However my tongue is red on one side with a lesion. I am worried about this?

Talk to, doctor: It sounds like you have an appointment with a surgeon to remove the suspicious lesion. This is the best thing that you can do for yourself. The sooner you have the procedure, the sooner you will know what the problem is. ...Read more

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I have tiny ulcers on the tip of my tongue and under my tongue that hurt really bad. Almost like a burning sensation. What is it?

Needs evaluation: Ulcers really need to be evaluated for a diagnosis and treatment plan. If it doesn't go away within 7-10 days, you need to have them evaluated by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the small, ulcer like bumps under my tongue. Two were red. The rest were plain. They don't hurt at all, but one that I couldn't see did.

See an oral surgeon!: Please see and oral surgeon for an evaluation. Ulcers under the tongue are of high suspicion. It needs to be looked at and likely biopsied to see if it is a cancer. Any lesion in the oral cavity that is persistent for more than 7 days needs to be looked at. The sooner the diagnosis the better your treatment options and outcome are. ...Read more

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Ibhave a few ulcers under my tongue what's the best treatment they are very sore?

Ibhave a few ulcers under my tongue what's the best treatment they are very sore?

Depends on what itis: It really depends on what it is. Usually the ordinary sores, such as aphthous ulcer or canker sores resolve on their own within 7-10 days. If the ulcers last longer, they definitely need evaluation, especially if they are under the tongue. Some ulcers may even need biopsy. See an oral surgeon for the evaluation. ...Read more

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I have about 6 ulcers under my tongue which are painful also left side of my neck is tender and tight is this due to the ulcers? Thanks

I have about 6 ulcers under my tongue which are painful also left side of my neck is tender and tight is this due to the ulcers? Thanks

Maybe: I would suggest an evaluation by a physician to make sure you don't have something serious or infectious that needs treatment. ...Read more

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I keep getting mouth ulcers at least 2 a week. I've just got one come up under my tongue. Why do I keep getting them?

I keep getting mouth ulcers at least 2 a week. I've just got one come up under my tongue. Why do I keep getting them?

There are a number: Of kinds of mouth ulcers although most are self limited and go away by themselves some may be due to infection or Vitamin/Mineral deficiency. You should consult both your Oral medicine provider and your Primary Care Physician. In the meantime simple MILK OF MAGNESIA on a cotton swab will relieve the discomfor and help heal!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What to do if I have three mouth ulcers and one is under my tongue, how do I get rid of them?

What to do if I have three mouth ulcers and one is under my tongue, how do I get rid of them?

Mouth ulcers: There are different types of mouth ulcers such as traumatic, aphthous ulcers (canker sores), as well as from numerous medically related origins. Most will heal within 10 days on their own. For more specific information and suggestions for prevention and pain relief, you would have to see your local dentist. ...Read more

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I have had my tongue pierced last saturday and there is a small mouth ulcer under my tongue. What should I do?

I have had my tongue pierced last saturday and there is a small mouth ulcer under my tongue. What should I do?

Remove piercing: The tongue is in constant movement from speaking, swallowing, eating, etc. The metal in your tongue is abrading the floor of your mouth, thus the ulcer. Either remove the metal alltogether, or remove it and wait until the ulcer heals, then place jewelry with more rounded surfaces. ...Read more

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I keep getting the painless mouth ulcers under my tongue red in color they clear up in 3 days and come back the next 2 days. 25 years old no smoking?

I keep getting the painless mouth ulcers under my tongue red in color they clear up in 3 days and come back the next 2 days. 25 years old no smoking?

Sorry: Unable to diagnose without an examination. There are literally hundreds of causes for red mouth lesions. Make arrangements with your General Dentist or an Oral Surgeon to be seen the next time your red "ulcers" are in full bloom. ...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 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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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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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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I have tongue ulcer on the right side near the back of the tongue and my right ear experience pain. What causes my ear pain and is there any solution?

I have tongue ulcer on the right side near the back of the tongue and my right ear experience pain. What causes my ear pain and is there any solution?

Pl see your md and o: I would see my oral surgeon first. Attend large ulcer first and hopefully your ear pain will go away. 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

Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...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