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620048 tn?1358018235 Has your dentist ever looked at your tongue? I have a geographic tongue and also, I have had a very sore tongue due to low........ (Well, phooey!!!!!!! I can't remember the name of it) Pregnant women need it so they don't have a baby with spina bifida. I'm sorry, I just can't remember things. You might want to get it checked.
Avatar f tn I have not started treatment yet, but my tongue is swollen and feels like it is cracked. This will be my 3rd time to do treatment in the last 20 years, but I don't recall the sore tongue. Any input will be appreciated.
Avatar n tn In regards to the flat spots on your tongue and the red burning sensation you've had on it as well, you might look into the possibilty of that being glossitis. I myself have a form of glossitis called 'geographic tongue' which is where red flat patches appear on the tongue then go away. It's caused by stress and is a harmless condition. Sometimes certain foods can trigger it as well.
Avatar n tn I've had a sore tongue for quite a while now and it has been worrying me. I have whitish spots in my tongue and they burn a little bit. It's very uncomfortable. I thought I could have thrush and when I went to the doctor, she didn't think I have thrush and it looks ok, with just a few irritated spots. She gave me a mouth rinse to make it better, but it actually makes it hurt even more, and it usually bothers me more on the side and tip of my tongue.
Avatar m tn My stool is a little loose, but not black or bloody. I don't smoke either. I have had bowel troubles for a long time though, belching up food, bad gas, but never pain or discomfort like this. I've been digging all over the web trying to find something I can relate this too but can't find anything. It looks a lot like geographic tongue which my oral surgeon said it probably is, but it doesn't move around and it can be scraped off.
Avatar n tn I saw another doctor who said it was geographic tongue, and I believe that hes right because thats what i looks like (white coating with smooth patch) but never went away until about a week ago when the sore throat reoccured and geographic tongue got worse again. I saw an ENT doctor about a week ago as well who looked into my EN&T with a camera and concluded that i had a sinus infection and acid reflux affecting my throat.
Avatar n tn m 32 weeks pregnant it seems like anything I eat will cause these weird sore shape things on my tongue and make it hurt a lot until I rinse my mouth I Googled it and it seems like I have geographic tongue ....anyone else experience this and will it go away or not be so painful after I have my baby? It grosses me out!!
Avatar f tn No, geographic tongue is normal, and somewhat hereditary. I have had it for years and have also been tested for HIV multiple times. Plus, my neice has it on her tongue, so more than likely you are ok. You aren't going to get HIV from being near someone anyway, unless you are having sex with them unprotected. Just use protection.
Avatar n tn This may be a condition called geographic tongue (because the tongue looks like a map) where the tiny bumps on the tongue called papillae fall off. The papillae are able to grow back though. :) The appearance of geographic tongue usually appears as depressed, smooth (sometimes rough or crater like) patches on the tongue.
Avatar n tn hi,can anyone help me as to what tongue herpes is like as i keep getting red sore patches on both sides of tongue theystart very small and seem to spread but always either side of tip of tongue also mouth seems to hurt all the time and tongue is whiteish,they take about a week to 10 days to heal and return back to normal,then tongue seems ok for a 3 weeks then it starts again,its also very sore but does not seem to hurt when i eat,i also get pain in left side of neck at same time, any advice wel
Avatar m tn Three weeks after, after some stress i noticed white circles on my tongue tip that was diagnosed as geographic tongue. I did not have a any other symptoms other than some acne on my chest. However, medic said that is from shaving chest and wearing a bullet proof vest. I had an HIV test at 4 weeks. And several oraquick home tests at 5, 7, 9, and 10 weeks. Keep in mind i am deployed in a part of the world where HIV is fairly higher than back home in the US.
Avatar f tn I have geographic tongue and certain days its gets really bad and it looks horrible! The soreness i can live which i know can be caused my acidic food but is there anyway you can calm its apperance?? I have noticed scrubbing until it bleeds doesnt help!! Ive herd B12 vitamins are meant to help?
Avatar m tn Hi and sorry your going through this. The cause of geographic tongue is unknown, and there's no way to prevent the condition. The lesions on the tongue result from the activity of certain types of white blood cells that normally induce inflammation at the site of disease or injury. The reason for this immune system error isn't well understood. Some people with geographic tongue have a family history of the disorder. Therefore, genetics may be a contributing factor in some cases.
Avatar f tn the sides of my tongue are quite sore and very cracked. it looks like someone was sharpening a knife against them. the top of my tongue is a little sensitive. i feel like it came about all at once. ive had this problem a few days now, and its only gotten worse. what is this mystery ailment caused by? and what should i do about it! i am a 30 year old female.
Avatar m tn t associated with infection or cancer. Geographic tongue can sometimes cause tongue discomfort and increased sensitivity to certain substances.
Avatar n tn Is it possible that geographic tongue can be a side effect from taking Protonix (Pantoprazole Sodium) delayed release tablets?
Avatar m tn Hello, Geographic tongue is characterised by irregularly shaped red, map-like smooth swollen patches on the tongue. The cause of geographic tongue is unknown but it tends to run in families and is associated with several different genes. Geographic tongue is a benign condition that usually resolves itself without causing any problems for the patient so most people do not require treatment but it may recur and be chronic and last for a long time.
Avatar m tn Hello everyone I have some questions that none seems to be able answear...i've been sufering from geographic tongue (bald patches on surface of tongue) my main concern is: I don't know if these patches are like open windows for other infections to go in like cuts or open sores I don't want to put my self at risk for any other diseases specialy during oral sex...
Avatar m tn How long does geographic tongue typically last? Does it usually go away? Does it come and go throught your life? Or is it always persistent?
Avatar m tn Less than 2 weeks later, I discovered my tongue was coated white. The symptoms seemed to match geographic tongue but I was initially diagnosed with oral herpes. I believed this diagnosis to be correct because I had recently learned my partner sometimes had cold sores. When the "outbreak" did not go away, I received a second diagnosis----oral thrush. I took medication daily but still the condition remained. I developed an oral infection which the dentist says was perodontitis.
Avatar m tn Immediately after taking them, I felt good and a lot of the troubles I have been having with my mouth(white spots on tongue, sore throat) disappeared. Then, on the fourth day, it all returned with a vengeance. Sore throat, dry cough, white coated tongue, and since then has only gotten worse. I stopped the Zantac after about 12 days and on that day my neck started to ache like crazy. The day after I was in pain and had a bad sore throat, still dry coughing. Is this a side effect of the Zantac?
Avatar f tn Hello, I went to an ENT a few weeks ago and the strange areas on my tongue were geographic tongue. But my tongue is constantly white no matter how much I brush it and I have been having a sore throat as well. I am not sure why I am so worried. I brought the white tongue to the attention of the MD, but he didn't think much of it. I think it is odd. If anyone else has had any similar experiences, I would love to hear about them. Thanks for your time!
Avatar n tn 1. The tiny amount of HIV that could have been present in his saliva if he was infected 2. The possibility that he may have had blood in his mouth? Should I get tested/abstain from kissing my fiance/ anything else?
Avatar m tn How long does Geographic Tongue typically last? Does it usually eventually go away? Or is it lifelong? If so, does it come and go? or is it usually persistent?