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tongue atrophy causes

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Stay proactive: You need to know whether you have myotonic dystrophy or myotonia congenita, or something else you also have the right to know its exact genetic signat ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Need expertise: Some symptomatic therapies do exist, but full control and cure is lacking. Research is ongoing and may provide future breakthroughs, and i believe mu ... Read More

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Dr. Charles Kattuah
23 years experience Dentistry
Possible: Dry mouth can have many causes, the most common of which is medication. If you take any medication check the insert to see if dry mouth is a side effe ... Read More
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes all related: Yes, they are related. Sjodren's syndrome affects all mucuos membranes: mouth, vagina, nose and eyes. Discuss with physician about treatment. With d ... Read More
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Sometimes when antibody tests are negative, minor salivary gland biopsy is performed. This might be something that you want to discuss with your doct ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Truly unknown: Definitive cause is not known, but is quite common, more so in some genetic disease such as down and melkerson-rosenthal syndromes, sacoidosis etc... ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Schwan
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Your parents!: Usually somatic traits are inherited from your mother's side of the family but not always.
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Not normal: Have a dentist take a look since this is not a normal happening, and could be something major.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Bussell
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unknown: Geographic tongue is a benign condition where parts of the tongue swell and other parts become smooth, leading to a MAP like appearance. The cause is ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Thrush! a yeast: Infesction caused by candida albicans.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
31 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yellow tongue: This is likely elongated papilla or taste buds that have not broken off and sloughed like they should normally. Eat a balanced diet with fruits and v ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Normal: Normally the surface of your tongue is covered with papillae. About 2/3 of the way back there are other shaped structures back there. Sometimes areas ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Tongue looks mappish: Geographic tongue is one which has smooth red patches, whose forms can change regularly and appears as a map; the smooth areas lack the usual papilla ... Read More
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Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
39 years experience General Surgery
Aphthous ulcers: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is a common condition, restricted to the mouth, that typically starts in childhood or adolescence as recurrent sma ... Read More
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