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black spot on tongue

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 26, 2006
  • 11:26 AM

Yesterday my husband noticed a black spot almost the size of a dime on the back and side of his tongue. It was very startling to say the least. He has made an appointment with his dr. but I was wondering if anyone has any experience with something like this and what it could be. It doesn't hurt nor is it raised. Thanks

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  • Did you ever get an answer? Yesterday I discovered something similar. It is on the top of my tongue, is not raised, and does not hurt. Thanks.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 28, 2006
    • 08:48 PM
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  • Did you ever get an answer? Yesterday I discovered something similar. It is on the top of my tongue, is not raised, and does not hurt. Thanks.My little boy (14 months) has a black patch (was more blue initially), it is also on the back, more central & whats even more odd & concerns me despite doctors assuring me that it doesn't seem like anything serious, is that a vein like structure pops up in the exact same place & very defined but it doesn't stay there. I am assuming that it doesn't hurt as he takes his feeds well & pretty much everything goes in his mouth..LoLWhat baffles is me is that otherwise he seems perfectly healthy, immune system has been great & the doctors are quick to point this out, which is great for a bit but then it plays on my mind again. We have an appointment booked with the consultant on 19th March but in the meantime its really getting to me.Any ideas would me much appreciated!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 28, 2007
    • 03:58 PM
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  • oddities in the mouth need very prompt attention .cancer of the mouth takes no prisoners and the window of opportunity for surgery is rather narrow.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 3, 2007
    • 10:04 AM
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  • Hi my husband had a small black spot in the centre of his tongue a couple of years ago. The concern when he saw drs was melanoma, especially in our melanoma conscious environment (Australia) anyway he went to an oral surgeon and had a general anaesthetic and it was cut out and analysed and found to be nothing much at all (maybe was a localised infection ) but it was reassuring to have it taken out and analysed...just in case good luck
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  • I had this once...as did my best friend... We were out partying (back in the day) and after a night of passing around drinks with other people and whatnot, I woke up with what looked like black marker on my tongue. I immediately suspected a prankster, but I realized it was not marker...it was a spot made of tiny little black spots that could be scraped off somewhat with a fingernail. The next day, my friend got it. The pharmacist had no idea what it could be. Neither did the doctor. It went away, no known side effects. This black tongue should really be researched more.
    taramerrill 2 Replies
    • August 25, 2007
    • 06:01 AM
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  • My little boy (14 months) has a black patch (was more blue initially), it is also on the back, more central & whats even more odd & concerns me despite doctors assuring me that it doesn't seem like anything serious, is that a vein like structure pops up in the exact same place & very defined but it doesn't stay there. I am assuming that it doesn't hurt as he takes his feeds well & pretty much everything goes in his mouth..LoLWhat baffles is me is that otherwise he seems perfectly healthy, immune system has been great & the doctors are quick to point this out, which is great for a bit but then it plays on my mind again. We have an appointment booked with the consultant on 19th March but in the meantime its really getting to me.Any ideas would me much appreciated!!Did you ever find out what it was? Our daughter has a similar spot on her tongue. She has had it since birth (she's now 8 months old) and it seems to have recently changed a bit. We noticed her playing with her tongue today and the spot seemed to get lumpy (like full veins) when she mouthed it. It seems to be smooth and the tissue seems the same as the rest of her tongue when she's not mouthing it. Any feedback would great!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 21, 2007
    • 03:32 AM
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  • Well i do not have just one dime sized spot, I have needle sized spots. My doctor told me it had just been an allergic reaction.
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  • When I was pregnant I woke up one morning and my whole tongue was black, at first I thought I was dreaming and realized I wasn't. I went to my OB but she wasn't in. I went home and a neighbor noticed it. Turns out Pepto-Bismol can turn your tongue or other parts of your mouth black. It has to do with the bismol. If he had any in the last week that just might be the problem. My tongue stayed that way for a week or so. It freaked me out so much, but then I found out what caused it I was fine. By the way I found this out Pepto-Bismol has aspirin in it so if you are pregnant or under 18 don't take it. You are at a higher risk for Reyes Syndrome.
    melabugs 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • Did you ever get an answer? Yesterday I discovered something similar. It is on the top of my tongue, is not raised, and does not hurt. Thanks.my spots are small and in top of my tounge they dont hurt and they have been there scins i was 3 and not i am 12 so all i think mine is is vidaligo
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 23, 2009
    • 04:26 PM
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  • i have had this problem since i was like ten i am 41. When i was young it started as one little spot,i thought i got it from burning my tongue by drinking chocolate that was too hot.It never went away. As i got older i began seeing more and they have since spread,some are not even round.No pain,no swelling,nothing. Over the years i have asked dentist,doctors,no one knows and some had never seen it.Two of my kids were born with a geographic tongue.My parents have never seen it either. I am very self conscience of it. About a year ago i saw a little brown spot on my gums. But no one knows anything.I am in good health no illnesses. I do worry though.connievega456@yahoo.com
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 3, 2010
    • 03:32 PM
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  • Yesterday my husband noticed a black spot almost the size of a dime on the back and side of his tongue. It was very startling to say the least. He has made an appointment with his dr. but I was wondering if anyone has any experience with something like this and what it could be. It doesn't hurt nor is it raised. ThanksI also have the same at the back of my tongue. Dentist called in the pathologist; pathologist called in the surgeon; he said it most likely is related to splashes from dental work - fillings, etc. Will go for a biopsy next week just to be sure. He said they usually are in the area where you've had dental work - your tongue gets in the way with some residue.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 30, 2010
    • 10:34 PM
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  • my spots are caused by i think the antibiotics i took and or the iron pills i think maybe people with iron overload may get the spots i stopped the iron pills and it seems the spots are going away
    Johnny Appleseed 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • The black spot on tongue is the result from the fact that we thrust our tongue on teeth.... i search it and no answer... So i realize That at those spot exactly i push on teeth. So looks like a bad habit that we do it unconsciously...Kisses!
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