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A 23-year-old female asked:

i often get these red patches on my tounge they look like blisters and hurt. they come and go. what are they?

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Dr. Pamela Merino
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Aphtous ulcers: Most likely aphtous ulcers butmight need to be evaluated.
Dr. Martin Hirsch
Dentistry 49 years experience
Uncertain: Depends upon how larger they are and how often they appear as well as how long they last. Some people have "geographic tongue" where red spots appear and then disappear regularly. If they last two weeks it might be an ulcer.

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