Something wrong with my tongue?

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Sunday May 18th, 2008 @ 11:34 PM

Filed under: Tongue

I got my tongue pierced around 43 hours ago, and im worried that their might be something wrong with it. It’s quite unsightly: the tip of my tongue is turning a dark bruised color and there is a small red bump infront of the bead on the topside and the back of my tongue is turning a whitish color. Its not very swollen however. I’ve been cleaning it with diluted tech 2000 about every 6 hours or so, and after i eat. Is it normal for my tongue to turn these ugly colors? Is there something i should do? What caused this?

In situations like this, it always makes me wonder why a person would sit and ask this question online, instead of visiting a piercing studio or quite possibly an ER.

43 Hours ago and the tip of your tongue is darkly bruised and small red bumps are showing infront of the bead on the top and back of tongue turning white? It could be a cluster of issues there, I can say for certain the bruising is a result of the pathway going through some blood vessels be they minor or major blood vessels.

Also with mouth wash its better to use it morning and night, no more, and through-out the day use salt water/sterile saline,etc. As when using a properly mixed isotonic sterile saline solution you’re flushing out the wound but also promoting skin cell regeneration.

However based on the number of symptoms you’re stating, I would say go straight to the ER/Doctor, do not pass GO, do not collect $200. Better than a medical professional assess the situation and provide a proper means of treatment and dish out medical advice, then those of us who are not medical practitioners.

I know this is a very vague/cloudy answer to your question and doesn’t really help that much…But without seeing how the piercing was done and physically in person, it’s hard to say…The only thing I can say is the bruising is a result of the needle passing through blood vessels to cause the bruising


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4 Responses to “Something wrong with my tongue?”

  1. also I’ll add the bruising could also be a result of the forceps being applied too tightly and clamping down hard on the tongue.

    Warren Hiller on May 18th, 2008 at 11:43 pm
  2. ok i guess i made this sound too serious, its not as bad as it seems, my tongue is a normal color with minor bruising, and some bruising at the tip of my tongue, and i dont have all these red bumps, i just have this like red flap infront of the bead-how about a picture http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/3287/p10102202nz6.jpg

    stephen on May 19th, 2008 at 6:53 pm
  3. stephen: the joys of the intar-webs ;) no worries sometimes people are just really anxious for an answer so things sometimes come out a bit too serious then they sound.

    Based on the picture I’d say stop using the tech 2000 like you’re doing and use it full strength morning and night, sterile saline or sea salt and distilled water through-out the day.

    The mark in front looks like its a result of being placed too far back or you’ve tore it a bit somehow on food,etc.

    Warren Hiller on May 20th, 2008 at 3:54 am
  4. I’d say I’d lean more towards you have tore it and potentially that its angled a bit more than it should be.

    Warren Hiller on May 20th, 2008 at 4:14 am

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