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I have black purple spots in the tip of my tounge and also on my lower inside of lip. Would like to know why ?

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Dr. Shahid Rafique
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There is a genetic condition called intestinal polyposis or Peutz Jegher's syndrome.
Your age is not mentioned as it often becomes symptomatic in 20s. A colonoscopy is needed for diagnosis, which shows numerous polyps. The pigmented spots on the buccal mucosa are quite characteristic . Ask your PCP for gastroenterology referral. It is important.

In brief: Important to check

There is a genetic condition called intestinal polyposis or Peutz Jegher's syndrome.
Your age is not mentioned as it often becomes symptomatic in 20s. A colonoscopy is needed for diagnosis, which shows numerous polyps. The pigmented spots on the buccal mucosa are quite characteristic . Ask your PCP for gastroenterology referral. It is important.
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