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Why Do I Have A Black Tongue
Colored tongue: Impossible to answer without complete history. Discoloration of the tongue can be from many causes-often the color of a liquid or food. It is often caused by yeast as well. When someone is on antibiotics the oral flora changes — bacteria is less, yeast increase; bacteria can also cause color changes. Some diseases, variants may cause changes. See a specialist in oral disease-trained in oral medicine. ...Read more
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
Black tongue: Anything containing bismuth, pepto-bismal for example. Also, seen in chronic mouth breathers ...Read more
Many: Black spots on tongue may be caused by the natural pigmentation of the tongue, but it can also be a warning sign that you are developing a more serious condition such as hairy tongue. I would visit your dentist to have this checked. ...Read more
Does black hairy tongue cause bad breath? I have developed black hairy tongue and am very worried about my breath. Is bad breath a common symptom?
Yes: Black hairy tongue is caused by the elongation of the papillas of the tounge, caused by an overgrowth of fungi. Most likely brought on by taking antibiotics or certain mouthwashes. Bad breath can occur when sulpher compounds collect in the elongated papilla. Tongue scraping can help. ...Read more
What cause the redness under your tongue and black veins, also the fatness on the side of your tongue?
Veins : Red vessels are arteries full of oxygen. Darker vessels are usually blue/purple veins. They are a different color due to their lack of oxygen. You can see them under your tongue because the mucosa layer covering them is very thin there. The tongue is a muscle, so pretty much anything regarding its natural size and shape is muscular in nature. ...Read more
Yes and: Yes and it is common to stain teeth as well. ...Read more
What will cause a higher body temp and a really itchy vagina? I did have black hairy tongue, could that cause an infection in my vagina?
Black hairy tongue:
A black hairy tongue is a harmless condition thought to be caused by a buildup of bacteria. The discoloration can be caused by poor oral hygiene, smoking, coffee and tea, dry mouth, and diseases that disrupt the normal bacteria in the mouth.
It has no relation to vaginal infections. ...Read more
Within hours of giving unprotected oral sex I developed a sore throat, and 4 days later my tongue is black and green. What could cause this?
Angina bullosa often: Called blood blisters, medical term hematoma, due to bleeding from capillaries which remains trapped beneath surface mucosa due to either local capillary issue or injury resulting in blister which then fills with blood from local capillaries. From description hemangioma might also be possible, yet unlikely, would not be black. ...Read more
Why do I have a black dot in my mouth, it sticks out a little? It's close to my lip but its inside my mouth. I've had it for like 10 years
Has it been the same: Has this lesion been the same for the whole 10 years? If so, it is probably not a huge concern, however, the safest course of action is to have your doctor look at it and remove it and send it for biopsy. While it is probably benign if it hasn't changed in 10 years, lesions can mutate to serious issues such as melanoma, which can be fatal. See your dr! ...Read more
I have a black wisdom tooth coming out from my mouth can this be the cause of swollen lymph nodes in the groin? Not visible but feels smaller than pea
Not related: Try to see your dentist, good luck ...Read more
Skin around my mouth and chin is turning black. I have been exfoliating my skin regularly now. What could be the cause and how do I improve my skin?
What could a small black spot in my upper mouth be. I smoke. Can smoking cause it to stain in my mouth?
Can temporary dental caps cause gums to change color? I have a temporary cap in on the left side of my mouth at the moment, and the gum around the cap is purplish/black color. It doesn't hurt, but the color change does concern me. Is this normal with temp
It sounds like the gum tissue is inflammed. Did you just have the temp place a day or two ago, or is it there for a while?
If not polished, it could be trapping food and bacteria.
There is a very slight chance you are allergic to the monomer in the acrylic. Call your dentist to have him take a look. ...Read more
Can a bad tooth cause, trouble urinating. Weight loss and a lot of back pain. Been in mouth for three yrs its black one side, big lump high gum?
See your dentist : It may be due to pigmentation from a foreign body, such as silver filling from the tooth. It can be a superficial vein that appears to be dark blue or even black. It may be pigmentation especially if you have dark complexion. It could be something more serious like melanoma, a type of cancer. I would recommend seeing your ddentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Dr, I have a black furry tongue, is it transferable to my girlfriend. I have good oral hygiene, don't smoke, don't use any un prescribed drugs?
I have a black spot on the right side of my cheek and on that same side I have throats pain and tongue pain.
May or may not: May or may not be related to each other. Important that you have your dentist check the "black spot" immediately. ...Read more
I woke e up this morning with a black tongue I'm 50 years old and this morning my tongue was completely 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
Many possibilities: Including trauma and infection. If it has persisted more than a few days get it looked at by a dentist. If it is brand new, see if it settles down fairly soon but if it lasts for 2 weeks, you really need to get it evaluated professionally. ...Read more
Definitive cause is not known, but is quite common, more so in some genetic disease such as down and melkerson-rosenthal syndromes, sacoidosis etc... It is typically just a finding, not a symptom...As most have no pain etc... Glossitis or inflammation of tongue can cause pain/burning etc. And have several causes...If you have pain/burning etc... Consult doc.
Good luck. ...Read more
See: Your dentist or ENT to have your tongue examined and evaluated to determine first if it is truly large or thick and if so, why? A complete medical and dental history and personal clinical examination is needed in order to correctly answer your question. ...Read more
Inflammation: If you have normal blood pressure at age 34, then your tongue may be swollen from inflammatory causes such as temperature or chemical triggers in hot spices. You may have a food allergy causing the tongue to swell. Some people take blood pressure medications in the class called ace inhibitors like lisinopril. There is a condition called angioneurotic edema of the tongue due to an enzyme deficiency. ...Read more
Biting it : The most common cause would be trauma or biting your tongue. ...Read more
Tongue: Injury, chronic tongue chewing habit, tumor are some causations. ...Read more
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