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I am a nineteen year old female. I have one blister in my mouth on the right anterior pillar. It hurts to swallow. What could be the cause of this? I have no other symptoms and I have never had this happen before. I woke up two days ago with pain in my throat. I assumed it was a sore throat but I noticed that it hurt near the back of my mouth instead of the actual throat. I have not done anything treat the pain except eat a tablespoon of honey before going to sleep.

The most common causes of blisters in the mouth are cold sores and canker sores. Cold sores are due to Herpes Virus infections and are contagious. They can be brought on by stress or illness. Canker sores are usually secondary to viral illnesses such as a flu virus or cold. Canker sores . . . → Read More: I am a nineteen year old female. I have one blister in my mouth on the right anterior pillar. It hurts to swallow. What could be the cause of this? I have no other symptoms and I have never had this happen before. I woke up two days ago with pain in my throat. I assumed it was a sore throat but I noticed that it hurt near the back of my mouth instead of the actual throat. I have not done anything treat the pain except eat a tablespoon of honey before going to sleep.

Last night I noticed a small dark dot on the right side of my tongue. It looks as if someone jabbed my tongue with a ballpoint pen, or even something smaller. It’s color could be anything from dark-dark blue to black/brown… It doesn’t hurt at all, nor does it bleed. I bite the sides of my tongue and noticed that the dot is right on the edge of a tooth mark. I’ve recently began seriously taking care of my teeth, flossing once a day, brushing twice, and using a tongue scraper in the morning. The night before last I ate a bowl of bran flakes rather quickly and ended up cutting the inner gums on my lower right side pretty well… but I’m not sure if the dot and the cuts are related.

The dot and cut could be related. Biting your tongue or eating bran flakes can cause a simple bruise to occur similar to the lesion you are describing. These can be painful but will resolve within a few days.

If you have amalgam dental fillings, the lesion in your mouth could be an amalgam tattoo. These . . . → Read More: Last night I noticed a small dark dot on the right side of my tongue. It looks as if someone jabbed my tongue with a ballpoint pen, or even something smaller. It’s color could be anything from dark-dark blue to black/brown… It doesn’t hurt at all, nor does it bleed. I bite the sides of my tongue and noticed that the dot is right on the edge of a tooth mark. I’ve recently began seriously taking care of my teeth, flossing once a day, brushing twice, and using a tongue scraper in the morning. The night before last I ate a bowl of bran flakes rather quickly and ended up cutting the inner gums on my lower right side pretty well… but I’m not sure if the dot and the cuts are related.

I noticed a small bruise on my tongue looks black and blue when i looked underneath my tongue it looks discolored on one side all purple looking very slightly sore what could this be?

There are a number of lesions in the mouth that are consistent with what you describe. They include: simple bruises, amalgam tattoos, or a melanocytic nevi.

Biting your tongue can cause a simple bruise to occur. These can be painful but will resolve within a few days.

If you have amalgam dental fillings, the . . . → Read More: I noticed a small bruise on my tongue looks black and blue when i looked underneath my tongue it looks discolored on one side all purple looking very slightly sore what could this be?

I have shoulder pain and now am experiencing dizziness only while standing, and neck pain. I wake with headaches and jaw stiffness. What could these symptoms mean?

The symptoms you are describing are consistent with nighttime bruxism (teeth grinding). When patients grind their teeth at night, they tend to wake up with jaw stiffness, headaches, ear aches, and insomnia. People grind their teeth for many reasons but stress, trauma, and medical conditions can lead to teeth grinding. After attempts to . . . → Read More: I have shoulder pain and now am experiencing dizziness only while standing, and neck pain. I wake with headaches and jaw stiffness. What could these symptoms mean?

2 weeks ago i woke up with a headache down the left side of my face. I’m still geting it now it starts about ten minuets after I wake up an last no longer than half hour. The pain is in my temple above my eye down my face in my jaw teeth back of head an neck… I’ve been the doctors who just keep giving me anti inflammatory that don’t work also been the opthalmologist who said my eyes are fine.

With your reported medical history of TMJ (Temporomandibular joint disorder) diagnosed two years ago, it is likely that you are experiencing tension headaches – one of the most common forms of headaches.

Tension headaches occur in any age group but are most common among adolescents and adults. These headaches are characterized by dull pressure in . . . → Read More: 2 weeks ago i woke up with a headache down the left side of my face. I’m still geting it now it starts about ten minuets after I wake up an last no longer than half hour. The pain is in my temple above my eye down my face in my jaw teeth back of head an neck… I’ve been the doctors who just keep giving me anti inflammatory that don’t work also been the opthalmologist who said my eyes are fine.