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Old 08-07-2007, 05:18 PM   #1
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yellow tongue meaning

I just noticed that my tongue has a very slight yellow coating. I brushed my tongue, but it didn't come off. It is mostly towards the back of my tongue and doesn't cover my whole tongue. Does this mean anything?

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Old 08-10-2007, 12:21 PM   #2
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Re: yellow tongue meaning

I don't want to scare you and I'm probably wrong but, usually yellowing of parts of the body can be caused by a liver problem, like with the skin when it becomes jaundiced. That's all I can think of, but it's probably completely innocent and could just be linked to your diet. If you feel fine otherwise then it should be okay, but if you're concerned ask your dentist perhaps. Are you a smoker? As that could cause some discolouration of the tongue due to the nicotine. Hope that helps and all the best.

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Old 08-10-2007, 04:16 PM   #3
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Re: yellow tongue meaning

Yeah I really don't think that it is a liver problem. I was sick for a few weeks and one of the blood tests my doctor ordered was to check my liver. Everything came back fine. This was like 2 weeks ago. I am not a smoker. It has gotten lighter, but hasn't completly gone away. It not kind of looks like a yellowish green color.

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