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What could it mean if you have a white patch on your tongue?

What could it mean if you have a white patch on your tongue?

Few possibilities : Could be a fungal infection, biofilm, layers of old tissue. Your dentist or physician can determine the cause easily, please seek their help. ...Read more

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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 is it when you have white spots on your tongue?

What is it when you have white spots on your tongue?

Thrush: It may be an infection with candida(yeast). This is common in patients using inhalers for asthma. ...Read more

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What does it means if you get a bump on your tongue?

What does it means if you get a bump on your tongue?

That depends: Upon what the bump actually is. It needs to be personally seen for an accurate diagnosis. Check with your own dentist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have red lumps on the back of your tongue?

What does it mean if you have red lumps on the back of your tongue?

Tongue bumps: Your tongue has 4 different types of surfaces. The very back of your tongue is covered with a mushroom shaped surface that is more pronounced than the front, sides, or underneath surfaces. Fungi form papilla cover the back section and can trap food underneath the edges. This leads to potential irritation and bad breath. A tongue scraper will remove the irritants; a conservative first step. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get a red bump on your tounge?

What does it mean when you get a red bump on your tounge?

Need to see it: Could be anything from a growth to an irritated taste bud - you can't tell without first looking at it. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have red spots on your vagina?

What does it mean if you have red spots on your vagina?

Red lesions: Discoloration of the vaginal skin can be normal or a sign of an infection. If this is a new finding, an examination by an obgyn is recommended ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if you have white spots on your finger nails?

What exactly does it mean if you have white spots on your finger nails?

Leukonycia: Leukonychia or white discoloration under nail plate is indicative of localized trauma and air under the nail plate. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a dot on your eye's white part?

What does it mean to have a dot on your eye's white part?

It varies.: A "dot" on your eye's white part (the sclera) can be from varied causes, most of them benign. The most common is a grey dot that people accidentally stumble upon that is present in several places on the sclera. These are actually an accumulation of nerve endings that are visible on the sclera. A "dark" dot from birth is likely a nevus or benign mole. A growth could be a pinguecula or pterygium. ...Read more

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What can it mean to have a white spot on your heart?

What can it mean to have a white spot on your heart?

Spot: Ask whoever gave you this info, this isn't a medical term we use. Presumably someone non medical said this to you. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a white bump on the inside of your vagina i don't have any idea what it could be and I am really scared

What does it mean if you have a white bump on the inside of your vagina i don't have any idea what it could be and I am really scared

Hi. : Hi. The white bump on your vagina might be a harmless, simple sebaceous cyst. However, if you are sexually active and you have a vaginal discharge, itching or pain then there is a possibility of a sexually transmitted disease. Other causes for bumps include herpes (blister) and sebaceous cysts. If it were to become, red, warm, stinky, painful and/ or swollen that could signal an infection. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a white spot on your heart?

What does it mean to have a white spot on your heart?

Spot: Not sure what you are talking about. We don't have white spots on the heart as part of our cardiac lexicon ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a red swollen bump with a white center on your vagina?

What does it mean when you have a red swollen bump with a white center on your vagina?

A Bartholin's Cyst: It is very ikely that you have a barthoin's cyst--it is typically not an infection but can be caused by infection which blocks the gland/duct, thus collection of fluid (swelling) to cause the "bump." this can be size of a pea up size of an egg. Simple incision may do the job, but if infected, antibiotic is needed and cyst may need to be excised. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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As a teen, what does it mean if you have white discharge on your boobs?

As a teen, what does it mean if you have white discharge on your boobs?

Be seen.: I am interpreting your question as you have white discharge from your nipples. I have seen several cases and they were no problem. However, i still recommend you be seen and evaluated as it is not always a normal condition. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a black dot on your eardrum?

What does it mean when you have a black dot on your eardrum?

Black dot ear drum: Could be that there was bleeding and even perforation,pervious laser, or cholesteatoma or rare glomus or very old dried wax. Who saw the black dot? Would follow up with ENT. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a red swollen knot on the side of your penis?

What does it mean if you have a red swollen knot on the side of your penis?

Penis red knot: Penis bumps can be many things. Some STDs, some not. Only general advice can be given without a photo or physical exam. Top 2 photos are non-STDs: Fordyce spots (sebum which can be extricated by M.D. or left alone), Infected hair follicle (plucked and kept clean). Bottom 2 photos are STDs (HPV and Molluscum) to be evaluated by your MD so s/he can rule out other STDs and council you for prevention. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have spots on your tongue bad?

What does it mean when you have spots on your tongue bad?

Spots: What kind of spots? Could be taste buds. Are they red or are they white and cotton ball like? Do they rub off with a cotton swab? You should see your dentist or ENT for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What happens if you found a lump on your mouth cheek, what would it be?

What happens if you found a lump on your mouth cheek, what would it be?

Cheek Bump: It could be many things, some more serious than others. It's worth it to get a biopsy by your local oral surgeon or ENT to better guide treatment. ...Read more

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