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Can acid reflux cause tongue to burn and bumps to form on the base?

Can acid reflux cause tongue to burn and bumps to form on the base?

Possibly: Acid reflex has many oral ramifications. Your tongue burning can be a result of the irritation to the surface and papillae(taste buds). They can swell or overgrow, change colors, become painful, etc. It cause dental caries and breakdown of fillings. Your susceptiblity to cancer is higher, too. Check it out with your dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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Does acid reflux cause dry tongue and bitterness?

Does acid reflux cause dry tongue and bitterness?

Possible: Acid reflux can cause a bad taste, sore throat. I am not sure what you mean by a dry tongue. I hope you are being treated for acid reflux. The acids can badly erode your teeth. Acid reflux can be caused by sleep apnea. So if you are tired all the time, snore, gasp for breath while sleeping, are overweight, . ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a green tongue be due to acid reflux?

Please tell me, could a green tongue be due to acid reflux?

Possibly: Gastric reflux can influence the look of the surface of the tongue as it results in acids in the mouth that don't normally belong there. Different foods and medications can also influence tongue surfaces. ...Read more

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Can geographic tongue cause acid reflux?

Can geographic tongue cause acid reflux?

No: A geographic tongue does not cause acid reflux from the stomach. A geographic tongue is probably not capable of causing stomach symptoms... but that doesn't mean a person can't have stomach symptoms and have a geographic tongue at the same time. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux or GERD cause white coating on tongue?

Can acid reflux or GERD cause white coating on tongue?

Many causes: yes acid reflux can cause a white tongue but it as also accompanied by other symptoms like heartburn. white tongue can be cause also by medications, mouth bacteria or yeast and bad oral hygiene. ...Read more

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The back of my tongue is stained yellow, with a whitish coating as well only on the back. I have terrible acid reflux, could that be the reason?

The back of my tongue is stained yellow, with a whitish coating as well only on the back. I have terrible acid reflux, could that be the reason?

It's possible...: ...To get a coating on the tongue as a sign of severe acid reflux. However, there are many other reasons why your tongue could have an appearance of a coating. To sort it out, you should see your primary doctor or a gastroenterologist. In the mean time, try adding liquid or chewable antacids to your current anti-reflux regimen, while you are waiting for your appointment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have bumps on the back of my tongue as well as a yellow tinted tongue for a while now. I have bad nighttime acid reflux. Could reflux be the reason?

I have bumps on the back of my tongue as well as a yellow tinted tongue for a while now. I have bad nighttime acid reflux. Could reflux be the reason?

Possibly: Chronic irritation from uncontrolled acid reflux can cause structural changes in the esophagus, larynx, vocal cords, pharynx and tongue (usually not permanent except for strictures). A yellow plaque to the tongue may also be suggestive of a candida infection. Your doctor can help you sort this out. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more