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Black color on tongue. Worried

I noticed two areas on my tongue , on the left and right sides, in the way back of the tongue that are almost black in color. It may be referred to as the foliate papillae by looking at a diagram of the tongue. I can t tell if they re sores, but they don t hurt. I don t even remember how I noticed them because if I stick out my tongue completely, they re not noticeable. I have to pull my cheek completely back to even see that part of my tongue. Each sore is on the side, but not completely under the tongue. I m worried because I don t think the tongue should have any dark colors on it, especially when it appears to be black.
Asked On : Sun, 2 Sep 2012
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Dentist, Periodontics 's  Response
hi...
thanks for the query...
as long as they are not painful and are not bothering you, there is nothing wrong with you...
they can be just normal pigmentations on your tongue or it can be due to vitamin and iron deficiencies...
just keep a watch over them, if they are growing in size or not... if not, there is nothing to worry about...
you can seek dentists advice for your satisfaction... to me it seems to be fine...
take care...
Answered: Sat, 13 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Sapna Purwaha's  Response
hello
dont panic at all.today modern science can treat almost
all diseases.i would advice you to consult a dentist and
also go for a biopsy test.avoid eating spicy food,smoking,
alcohol.
regards
dr.sapna
Answered: Mon, 3 Sep 2012
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

T he black colour areas which you are having can be developmental areas of hyperpigmentation so you not need to worry at all.
Can be a fungal infection too.
Visit to the Dentist get the chekup done, biopsy of the lesion can be helpful.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, clean the tongue with a tongue scraper or a soft bristle toothbrush.
Take multivitamin suplements and folic acid.
Take complete balanced diet, drink lots of water and keep yourself hydrated.

Hope this helps out.

Regards....
Answered: Thu, 25 Jul 2013
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Dentist, Orthodontics Dr. Mrunal Meshram's  Response
HI THERE
THANK YOU FOR WRITING IN HEALTHCARE MAGIC.
AS THE LESION(AREA-BLACK IN COLOR) IS NOT PAINFUL , DO NOT WORRY.
BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TOO.
VISIT A DENTIST AND GET BIOPSY DONE .
IT CAN BE FUNGLE INFECTION TOO.
MEANWHILE AVOID SPICY FOOD, SMOKING ETC
START WITH MULTIVITAMIN CAPSULES , FOLIC ACID TABLETS BY YOUR DENTIST ADVICE.
MAINTAIN GOOD ORA HYGIENE.
TAKE CARE.
FOR ANY FURTHER QUERY YOU CAN WRITE US BACK.
Answered: Tue, 16 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

Since the black colour does not cause pain ,nothing to worry.

But make sure that the lesion is not spreading in nature.

Take plenty of fluids as well as fruits.

Vitamin becosules,folic acid supplements has to be administered.

Intake of spicy food has to be limited.

Biopsy of the lesion will help to rule out nature of lesion.

Take care.
Answered: Mon, 15 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

The pigmented areas on your tongue could be developmental in nature.when did you notice them firstt?

According to the history, it appears it is geographic tongue.it is just developmental in origin.

I do not think, it requires any treatment,if you do not have any other problem than cosmetic.

sometimes fungal infection can also present themselves like that.Therefore it is best to get it examined clinically once and then evaluated.

Hope it helps.

Thanks.

Take care.
Answered: Fri, 12 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Juhi Soni's  Response
Hi,
Welcome to HCM forum,
these foliate papillae are not generally visible in humans but in some case they are prominent and beautifully visible.
As per my opinion papillae are not of black color unless you have habit of betel chewing.
To be on the safer side consult a dentist for thorough clinical examination of tongue.
Maintain oral hygiene and use tongue cleaner regularly.
Apply Trigel for soreness.
Take care
Answered: Fri, 12 Jul 2013
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