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Dr. Joy Jackson
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I have black spots on my tongue what should I do ? It's not hair on my tongue and it doesn't hurt or any it's just annoying to look at I have no clue what to do please help with a treatment method ...….. Thanks

Black : Black spots on the tongue are usually harmless and are more common in people of color. On the other hand, there is a condition called hairy tongue. This is caused by taking certain medications (i.e. Antibiotics) certain vitamin deficiencies, and smoking. Regardless you should be seen by your primary care provider in order to make a diagnosis, and discuss treatment options if applicable. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Christopher Hayner
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I have black spots on my tongue that are not painful that i've just found.....But i also found 2 dark spots on my thighs that look like bruises?

I have black spots on my tongue that are not painful that i've just found.....But i also found 2 dark spots on my thighs that look like bruises?

See dentist or ent: Could very well be stained papilla, but if its actually bruising or discoloration of the tongue, it may be a early sign of some underlying systemic condition. Could be benign, but could also be serious. Conditions usually present themselves in the oral cavity early in the progression and can be treated accordingly. Would seek professional eval. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Pamela Asseff
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I was born with black spots on my tongue. Can you tell me what it means?

I was born with black spots on my tongue.  Can you tell me what it means?

Pigmentation: The usual culprit for black spots on the tongue include excess pigmentation. Also this can occur after trauma or piercing. Cancer can also cause this however if you were born with this, i would think cancer highly unlikely! ...Read more

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Dr. James Beck
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What does black spots on baby tongue mean?

What does black spots on baby tongue mean?

Normal pigmentation?: How long have the bumps been there? Did they suddenly pop up? If so, could be an infection...See the dentist. If they have been there since birth, probably just normal pigmentation and nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Kayvon Javid
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Why does tongue have black spots?

Why does tongue have black spots?

See below: It is very difficult to diagnose with out a clinical exam. See a dentist as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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My baby is 11 weeks old and I have noticed he has black spots on side of his tongue he's is also teething could this have an effect ?

My baby is 11 weeks old and I have noticed he has black spots on side of his tongue he's is also teething could this have an effect ?

Not related: Please see your Pediatrician about the black spots. Not related to teething. By the way, 11 weeks is a bit early, but not unheard of. Most children begin to teeth about 6-8 months. And remember to take your child to a Pediatric Dental Specialist at his 1st b'day. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Lockhart
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Are tiny black spots on the tip of your tongue just birthmarks or something else?

Varies: Based on ethnicity, they could be melanin discoloration. If not swollen or painful, you could see a dentist to satisfy curiousity. ...Read more

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Dr. Nadia Ghattas
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My son has black spots on his tongue and every time I feed him. He throws the milk back up. But he acts normal?

My son has black spots on his tongue and every time I feed him.  He throws the milk back up.  But he acts normal?

Vomiting: How old is your baby? Dark spots on the tongue could be from iron in his vitamin suppliment. I'm more concerned about his vomiting after each feeding. Please speak to his pediatrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Ihave black spots under my tongue and i smoke also but not heavely very quit so should I do should I show this to a doctor or what test should I do?

Ihave black spots under my tongue and i smoke also but not heavely very quit  so  should I do should I show this to a doctor or what test should I do?

See an oral surgeon: After examining your lesions, you will be told what they might be and if further tests are indicated. They may or may not be related to your smoking, and if they were, quitting will not make them disappear. ...Read more

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Why do I have black spots in my skull. ?

Why do I  have black spots in my skull. ?

Hard to tell: I am not sure what those black spots are. Saying skull, do you mean the bones themselves or the scalp which is the skin and underlying fat tissue? This makes a difference. Black spots in the skull (bone) may be a sign of infection or another process that needs to be checked, but w/out having a picture or xray, it's impossible to tell what you're dealing with. ...Read more

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