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Doctor insights on: What Could Be Reason For A Splotchy Tongue

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What could be a reason that my tongue is split?

What could be a reason that my tongue is split?

Could be normal: Many people have a fissured tongue, which is perfectly normal. Ask your dentist to take a look. ...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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Any idea what could that be on my tongue? Can it be a burnt tongue? Http://imageshack.Us/photo/my-images/155/dscf1841e.Jpg/

Any idea what could that be on my tongue? 
Can it be a burnt tongue? Http://imageshack.Us/photo/my-images/155/dscf1841e.Jpg/

Glossitis?: Tough to tell from your picture. Could be a burn (hot coffee, tea, pizza?); could be an allergic/dermatitis reaction (cinnamon? Other food); could be an autoimmune reaction or even a variation of normal. Your dentist could help you. ...Read more

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What is a reason that somebody would have a yellowish looking tongue?

Stain or Health: A yellow tongue can be stained, a result of smoking, jaundice, oral thrush, or porforins. Best to see your dentist or md and discuss your lifestyle, supplements, medications and general health. ...Read more

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My hands always have a purple colouring to them, what could be causing it?

My hands always have a purple colouring to them, what could be causing it?

Decreased blood: Decreased blood supply to the hands may produce a purple coloration of the hands. You should consult with your doctor to see if you have raynaud's disease or phenomenon. ...Read more

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I have a non painful lump underneath my tongue which seems to have a yellow "head" on it. Any ideas what it could be and should I be worried?

I have a non painful lump underneath my tongue which seems to have a yellow "head" on it. Any ideas what it could be and should I be worried?

Can't tell: Could be many things. Probably benign, but always the chance it's not. Please see your dentist or an oral surgeon for examination and evaluation. You know the old adage of better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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I have a swollen frenulum under my tongue. what could be the cause of this. I had an xray and there was no stone.what else could cause this?

I have a swollen frenulum under my tongue. what could be the cause of this. I had an xray and there was no stone.what else could cause this?

Depends: A clogged salivary gland due to a NON stone could be possible. Food irritation, local trauma, a hot drink burn could cause swelling. Please get rechecked by your doctor as history and exam are going to be very key to a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a really white dry tongue is that something to worry about , or could that be due to antibiotics?

Thrush: If you have been on antibiotics, it could be thrush, which is a fungal infection due to the exposure to antibiotics. There is a simple antifungal medicine that your doctor can prescribe. ...Read more

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I see a patch of dark skin. Could this be something serious?

Dark skin: There's no way to tell you what's going on with the patch of dark skin which could be anything. There are many many other types of spots so you need to see a dermatologist! ...Read more

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I have a headache. What can be the possible causes for it?

I have a headache. What can be the possible causes for it?

See your doctor: Headaches can be caused by a number of possibilities. These include hormonal fluctuations, dehydration, muscle tension, sinus/allergy issues, infections, migraines, tumors, and a number of other medical issues. Best to see your doctor to narrow the cause. ...Read more

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There is a bluish gray thing on my gums. It's been there for a week, what could it be?

There is a bluish gray thing on my gums. It's been there for a week, what could it be?

Many things: This could be anything from a freckle to cancer. Make an appointment to have a dentist or oral surgeon look at the area to help you figure out what it is. ...Read more

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My tongue is yellow; could this be an accompaniment to a vaginal infection?

My tongue is yellow; could this be an accompaniment to a vaginal infection?

If there is a: yellowish white film on your tongue and you have a vaginal yeast infection - they may both be fungal. ...Read more

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What would a purple spot on the lip be? It is flat and somewhat faint...But has been there for about a month. Is this something to be concerned about

What would a purple spot on the lip be? It is flat and somewhat faint...But has been there for about a month.  Is this something to be concerned about

Likely not: If you are otherwise healthy, this spot is likely due to a benign process such as blood vessel proliferation or sun damage. Have your primary care doc take a look at it, especially if it enlarges or becomes irregularly colored or shaped. ...Read more

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What could be a medically reason for a spot of light blood that came from a penis?

What could be a medically reason for a spot of light blood that came from a penis?

Blood: a kidney stone, an infection, trauma, medication, or even possible cancer. Go get a urine analysis. It may look like blood but sometimes it is not even blood, a U/A is quite inexpensive. ...Read more

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I have a white patch on lip but I bite my lip could this be from that or leukoplakia and should I be concerned ?

I have a white patch on lip but I bite my lip could this be from that or leukoplakia and should I be concerned ?

I would: Be a little concerned for the very reasons you mentioned. If you smoke or chew tobacco, I would be even more concerned! It may just be some post traumatic changes in your lip from biting it, although since I cannot see the patch, I cannot make that call. It is best to see your Dr or Dentist to verify the cause. Try to avoid biting your lip also! ...Read more

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What would cause side of tongue to be sore and have white spots?

What would cause side of tongue to be sore and have white spots?

Hard to Say: Do you have a habit of biting your tongue? Did you traumatize that side of your tongue recently? How long has this been going on? It can be trauma, oral cancer, auto-immune disease (ie. Erosive lichen planus), etc... See your dentist soon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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