The tongue is a soft-tissue formation covered with a specific mucous membrane, with many nerve receptors. Its damage is always fraught with complications that can significantly change a person’s usual life. One of these complications is the abscess of the tongue. Recognizing the first symptoms and prescribing treatment in a timely manner is the key to successfully getting rid of the problem.
A hematoma is a bruise, when after a rupture or injury of a vessel blood is poured into the thickness of the tissues, forming a cavity.
Hematomas are classified according to the tissues where the blood is poured. On this basis, hematomas are intramuscular, under the shell of the skull, in the brain tissue and others.
In relation to the vessel, they are pulsating and non-pulsating. A pulsating hematoma is dangerous because it continues to increase in volume, that is, the outpouring of blood from the vessel has not ended.
In case of pain in the tongue, most people rush to the mirror with their mouth open. If this can be seen in the language of a bluish or "bloody" spot, then with a high degree of probability you are dealing with a bruise or hematoma of the tongue.
More often, injuries of a traumatic nature in the tongue have the appearance of superficial wounds resulting from biting (during chewing or an epileptic seizure) injury by the sharp edge of a broken or carious tooth, bone from food or sharp objects such as a fork, pencil, etc.