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A 27-year-old female asked:

white stuff on the side of my tongue and it hurts underneth and on top?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Widman
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Ent: Sounds like a yeast infection involving the tongue. Need to see doctor for medicine for treatment.
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
See your doctor: You may have a yeast infection and your doctor needs to see you. She will diagnose and treat the problem. You may be on other medication that causes that problem.

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Why does the left side of my tongue hurts?

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How come that my tongue hurts?

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Don't bite it: Is it dry? Does it hurt to move? Is it enlarged? Is it tender? There is atypical mouth pain syndrome that has not been defined. There can be sores on the tongue that also hurt. We need to know if the pain is affected by tongue movement or by eating. Has it been burned? Have you bitten it? Has it changed color? Does temperature change effect it? We need more information.
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How come the bottom of my tongue hurts?

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A 30-year-old member asked:

I have cracks on my tongue and it hurts?

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Geographic tongue: Geographic tongue is a genetic variant where large furrows in the tongue occur. Glossitis or inflammation of the tongue may be present in these crevices. Causes of glossitis include vitamin b deficiency, and fungal infections. If you are a smoker, have an oral surgeon or specialist in oral medicine evaluate your problem.
A 33-year-old member asked:

The area behind my tongue hurts when swallowing oj?

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Dr. Steven Hill
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Inflamed???: May be inflamed try avoiding acids and see if fully resolves.

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