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Recurring purple spot on the side of tongue. What could be the reason?

I have a recurring purple spot on the side of my tongue- I don t notice it and feel like it s gond and then every few weeks I wake up with the exact same purple spot on the exact same spot. When I first wake up, it feels tender and swollen, a little hard, then later in the day not so much. Should I have it looked at? What could cause this?
Asked On : Sat, 1 Sep 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM forum,
i am glad you wrote in,
the dental history presented by you is not enough to rule out the diagnosis therefore i would like to inform you that if the purple spots grow bigger in size or if their is pain /swelling associated with it, you should visit an oral pathologist who can clinically check your oral cavity and prescribe you the treatment if required.
according to me, these purple spots are nothing to worry about,
i advise you to use an antibacterial mouth was(twice/day) for a week atleast, if in case these spots reoccur, then kindly visit your dentist(oral pathologist).
i hope i answered your query,
i wish you good health.
Answered: Sat, 1 Sep 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
hello and welcome,
the reccurring purple spot can be recurrent aphthous ulcer minor .it is precipitated commonly in stress.
it is also called as aphthous stomatitis.
in this case,there is no history of prodromal symptoms.
it can be due to vitamin-b deficiency.
in such cases usually prescribed medicines are-tab.flanzen-10mg,thrice daily for 3 days and tab.wysalone-5mg,thrice daily for 3 days.
hope you get well soon.
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