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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 also. When some one 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.
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Yes and: Yes and it is common to stain teeth as well.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
Please see your doc: You need an exam and a throat culture and possible some blood work asap.
Why do I have a black dot in my mouth, it sticks out a little? Its 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!See 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
See a dermatologist: Sounds like hyperpigmentation due to irritation. Stop exfoliating.
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: 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.See 4 more doctor answers
Can a bad 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?
Have it checked.: It will be worth your trouble to see your doctor and have it checked out. It has been there long enough and with the wt loss and back pain and trouble urinating you want to make certain you are OK
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.
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?
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