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What Causes Black Spots On The Tongue?

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Posted on Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Question: These are black spots on the tongue. There is no pain - please advice what this can be.
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Melanosis

Detailed Answer:
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Welcome to Healthcare Magic and thanks for putting up the query
The black spots are due to pigmentation of tongue papillae. Nothing is to be done unless there is any change in size or there is any pain or any other symptoms.
Avoid any tobacco use or smoking.
Any further questions are always welcome.
Take care
Thanks and regards

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What Causes Black Spots On The Tongue?

Brief Answer: Melanosis Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to Healthcare Magic and thanks for putting up the query The black spots are due to pigmentation of tongue papillae. Nothing is to be done unless there is any change in size or there is any pain or any other symptoms. Avoid any tobacco use or smoking. Any further questions are always welcome. Take care Thanks and regards