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painless red patch on tongue

A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Internet Diagnosis?: The picture is small and the red patch even smaller and honestly is not big or clear enough to tell you what we think with any degree of certainty. Me ... Read More
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
42 years experience Periodontics
Geographic tongue?: A doctor needs to see it. It is probably benign, but have it checked.
Dr. Howard Schneider
34 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Most likely is: Geographic tongue (gt) which is a variation of normal. Our taste bus are constantly being replaced. In gt patches of taste buds get replaced at a tim ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Allamon
17 years experience Family Medicine
Don't worry!: If it's not getting bigger, give it another month. The tongue and its taste buds do weird stuff all the time. Follow up with a PCP or ENT if enlarging ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Tongue Tongue: You should see a dentist or oral surgeon to have this red patch checked. This is something that needs to be seen and can't be answered in this forum. ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Not very: Probably benign. Look up "Geographic Tongue." Could also be burn from hot food, trauma from, for example, biting your tongue, and lots of other reas ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral surgeon: See oral surgeon for lesion present over a month. Cancer unlikely but possible in your age group.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
39 years experience Prosthodontics
See an oral surgeon: It is hard to determine what you are describing however, there is a possibility of an infection and/or a tumor. This needs to be addressed immediately ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
See a doctor: your observation of your throat is fascinating some of your description could be a normal variation of human anatomy to be safe go and see a doctor
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
HSV: This is likely a muted manifestation of herpes simplex, more commonly you would have had some blisters there. It is usually self limited.
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
It could be: exactly that from food. It could be irritation from smokeless tobacco. It could be a burn from hot liquid. Or it could be some type of a benign or ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Redness: What you describe is unlikely anything to be concerned about. Most likely an irritation, blood vessels, etc. Keep an eye on it and if it is not gone i ... Read More

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