Purplish-colored Spots Appear On The Tongue Since Childhood?
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The tongue functions as a taste organ and helps humans to talk. The tongue consists of taste tissue on the surface, muscle tissue, nerves, and blood vessels. In general the tongue can be pink which indicates healthy tongue tissue. Exposure to heat, medication or abnormalities on the tongue can cause discoloration of the tongue. This discoloration can be in the form of a white color covering the surface of the tongue which can be caused by indigestion or heat contact with the tongue, tongue blackish due to cigarettes, or white color accompanied by elevation or altered surface of the tongue which can be caused by precancerous lesions.
While at the bottom of the tongue will appear the flow of blood vessels that gives a bluish or purple color.
Regarding the question you are asking, a bluish or purple color on the tongue especially the lower part of the tongue may be a picture of blood vessels flowing in the organ of the tongue, so this is a normal picture of the tongue.
Unless the purple color is accompanied by other complaints such as swelling or protrusion on the surface of the tongue, then this condition is likely caused by deformities of blood vessels on the tongue. Because we cannot confirm this condition where we do not have a direct examination of your tongue, we recommend that you consult directly with your dentist and mouth for a health examination of your oral cavity,
The doctor will do a direct examination of the tongue and usually with this direct physical examination, the doctor can make sure this complaint is a normal picture or not. If necessary, the doctor will conduct a radiological examination or anatomic pathology examination to confirm this. However, if the dentist states that this condition is normal, then the doctor does not take special measures related to this complaint.
What you need to do next is to maintain the health of your mouth by brushing your teeth regularly and avoiding cigarettes to prevent discoloration of the tongue and damage to the tissue of the tongue.
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