Sore tongue geographic tongue

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Avatar m tn Now i don't know how i ever got it and i have been having one for a few years now off and on. I also have a sore throat and i dont know if its my tongue thats sore or burning or the throat. I am tending to think i have both a sore throat and geographic. what is this really.
Avatar m tn About 2 minths ago I noticed what looked like a small red patch with a little outline of white around it. ringworm looking, at the tip of my tongue. It is still there. It moves around a little, but is always at the tip. Sometimes it is a little more prominent than others, and I have obsessed myself with discovering what it could be. I have found the term "Geographic Tongue" and it seems to describe this. Could this be what it is? It is mildly sore...
1391518 tn?1280003994 To give you a little background I am a 25 yr old guy and since about last november I have had something my dentist calls geographic tongue which is where the taste buds go away and it has a little white line around it usually on the edges of my tongue and I just thought it was strange that out of the blue all of a sudden this appeared.
Avatar n tn So since I was a early teenager I developed every once in a while these weird white shapes on my tongue they would go away after like a day or so now that I'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 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 White patches that move around on your tongue as well? My initial guess is geographic tongue that is symptomatic. Best to see a dentist and get a prescription to help with the burning/sore/stinging sensation.
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 m tn Hello, Geographic tongue is characterized by irregularly shaped red, map-like smooth swollen patches on the tongue. A white border sometimes surrounds them. It is also known as benign migratory glossitis because the appearance is constantly changing. Although geographic tongue is benign (harmless) it may persist for months or longer, and often recurs. You can get a biopsy of the lesion done to confirm the diagnosis. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn This does look like geographic tongue to me, yes. Not herpes. Now whether you have oral herpes is an entirely different question. Have you had any antibody testing? Generally speaking, after first episode, herpes doesn't cause symptoms on the tongue. If you've not been tested, you want IgG only (no igM) for HSV 1 and 2 (just so you cover all the bases).
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.
1391518 tn?1280003994 To give you a little background I am a 25 yr old guy and since about last november I have had something my dentist calls geographic tongue which is where the taste buds go away and it has a little white line around it usually on the edges of my tongue and I just thought it was strange that out of the blue all of a sudden this appeared.
Avatar m tn Nystatin course didn't work so he gave me 10 days of Diflucan. Thrush is now gone but I have geographic (baldish patch)? on left side of tongue and the roof of my mouth is kind of yellowish and veiny and burns. I don't know what this is. Any help would be appreciated. I will try the B vit and folic acid I guess and see if helps. Thanks everyone.
577132 tn?1314270126 Definition Geographic tongue is a harmless (benign) oral condition that gives your tongue a map-like, or geographic, appearance. The distinct look of geographic tongue occurs when parts of your tongue are missing the layer of small bumps called papillae. This causes irregularly shaped smooth, red patches to form on parts of your tongue, like a rash. Although geographic tongue may look alarming, it doesn't cause any health problems and isn't associated with infection or cancer.
1177879 tn?1266467068 i gave oral to a dude and and 7 days later got tested for gonna and clam ..havent got results back ..
Avatar n tn Have had a painful burning sore on my tongue for 1 year. I believe it erupted because of rubbing against a rough tooth while sleeping on my left side (only way I can sleep because of my health). Most painful when it wakes me. Appears small whitish with a crack in it, like a slit where it has opened. This slit never goes away. Please help.
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 n tn The next step the doctors say is a biopsy on my tongue. Can anyone relate to these symptoms.
620048 tn?1358021835 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 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 n tn hi, reading through your post, i think what you describe is actually the geographic tongue itself. However, there is no specific cure for geographic tongue yet. There may be some options available. Do you have allergies of any kind? You may read more about this at: hope this was useful. Please let us know if you need more information.
Avatar f tn but do you have soreness/tenderness w/the geographic tongue? I was told I had a geo tongue some time ago but I am not sure if there is a connection w/the pain?
Avatar n tn Thanks for your inputs...sorry about the pic...Don't you think my Doctor should have ran test for everything when I came to her with the intial problem? I mean...I first had a swab, and then blood drawn.
Avatar f tn However, this also could be due to a lack of B vitamins, now, don't laugh, if you do not get enough of the B vitamins, one of the symptoms is a sore tongue, and if left untreated by not taking them, it can get worse. I would try taking a good, food grade B vitamin complex, also, get some Brewers yeast, it can be obtained at any health food store, this is chock full of all the B vitamins, amino acids and other important nutrients and minerals. It taste good too, I love it on cottage cheese.
Avatar m tn It would appear that I have geographic tongue... I have been brushing my teeth regularly, and also my tongue - with some success. At times my tongue looks almost completely healthy, and at other times distinctly unhealthy! I have spoken to my dentist about this and she has assured me that the condition of my mouth is fine - but would you be satisfied with my tongue (as per the pictures)...? I doubt it!
Avatar n tn If you have been treated with Nystantin, and have not had any success, then I would have to hazard a guess and say that it is probably geographic tongue. Geographic tongue is a harmless conditon, that does not have a known cause as of yet. Since you said that your doctor and dentist have blown it off as nothing, I am willing to bet this is in fact what it is. Since there is no treatment for geographic tongue, that is generally what happens.
Avatar n tn Take a touchof relief in knowing that I would venture to say that the condition to which your speaking of is a BENIGN condition referred to as Geographic Tongue. It is a rare condition , I have it as well, abd its characteristics are exactly as you present with. I have read that in some cases if it becomes painful that mild steroids are administered to treat but this condition is recurring and in fact is reproted to worsen when emotional or physical stress is endured.
Avatar n tn I didn't give her a choice this time and we have an appt. in two weeks. Sore is on the middle top side of the tongue. Right under her the back edge of her top dental plate. The tongue bleeds at times, and acts up (swells, turns red) with certain spicey foods. Much of the time it isn't sore but is always ulcerated. Very little white around the sore. Brief History: She had gall bladder surgery two years ago and was shown to be low in pottasium.