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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes fissures on your tongue?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes fissures on your tongue?

Fissured tongue: This is usually a variation of normal and requires no treatment other than extra care to keep it clean with a tongue scraper or a tooth brush used on a daily basis. If you have any other problems or questions, you should see an oral surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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White tongue lesions and fissures with uneven tongue borders?

White tongue lesions and fissures with uneven tongue borders?

You may be clenching: Many times uneven white borders of the tongue are caused by clenching or grinding your teeth.
Some of the other causes are diet, thrush, or other systeminc diseases. So get this checked by your dentist. ...Read more

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Can we differentiate with pictures and explanation between fissured and pathological tongue disease? I am worry and not sure what I have.

Can we differentiate with pictures and explanation between fissured and pathological tongue disease? I am worry and not sure what I have.

Yes and no: Fissured tongue really isn't a disease. It's just a characteristic that some people have. For an example, I've included a photo of fissured tongue. There are differing degrees as well, some more or less pronounced. If there is a concern that you have some sort of pathology, see a dentist for a professional opinion. ...Read more

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What's fissured tongue?

Fissured Tongue: A fissured tongue is a benign condition characterized by deep grooves or fissures in the dorsum (top) part of the tongue. Although these grooves may look unsightly, this condition is almost always painless and benign. ...Read more

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Could you pierce a fissured tongue?

Could you pierce a fissured tongue?

Yes: Yes, a fissured tongue is a deeply grooved tongue, but not usually painful or pathological.
Piercing should be no problem. ...Read more

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How can one cure a cracked or fissured tongue?

How can one cure a cracked or fissured tongue?

Fissured Tongue: I have never heard of any method to improve or reduce the appearance of a fissured tongue. I am assuming there are no medical or systemic complicating factors. Keep your mouth clean and consider using both antimicrobial rinses and a tongue brush or scraper to keep your tongue clean to prevent an bacterial or fungal overgrowths. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for a fissured tongue?

Fissured tongue: Most patients with fissured tongue have no significant symptoms and the fissures are mostly cosmetic. There are a couple of syndromes where fissures are common, such as Down's syndrome and Melkerson-Rosenthall syndrome. If this is the case, the best form of treatment is usually to regularly brush the tongue to removed debris and avoid irritation. If you are having symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any proven healing method for fissured tongue?

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No: Fissured tongue is considered a benign condition but it does bother people esthetically. A definitive etiology is unknown. As a dentist, we try to educate patients with this condition on how to clean the tongue with scrapers and mouthwash. You can use a spoon in the meantime to scrape and cleanse the tongue. ...Read more

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In fissured tongue do the cracks stay there or move around?

They don't move: Fissured tongue (also known as 'scrotal tongue, ' 'lingua plicata, ' 'plicated tongue, ' and 'furrowed tongue' is a benign condition characterized by deep grooves (fissures) in the dorsum of the tongue. Although these grooves may look unsettling, the condition is usually painless. Some individuals may complain of an associated burning sensation however it is benign. ...Read more

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Does geographic tongue usually turn into a fissured tongue?

No: While both situations involve the tongue, they do not appear to be related. Fissured tongue is an anatomic variant. Geographic tongue involves desquamation or surface sloughing of the top layer of the tongue. ...Read more

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Crohn's disease - is it common for someone to have a fissured tongue?

Uncommon: Oral manifestations of Crohn's disease are less common than intestinal manifestations. However anywhere in the lips, mouth, tongue, or back of the throat can be affected. If you truly have oral manifestations of Crohn's I would make certain you are on strong enough medication for your disease. Some of the oral manifestations can cause serious infections or even disfigurement. ...Read more

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I have had Crohn's disease for a few years but have recently developed a fissured tongue. It is really painful. Is this because of the crohn's?

Maybe: Crohn's disease can involve the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus. In the mouth, it can cause ulcers, fissures, plaques, erythema and other lesions. In addition, malnutrition or deficiency of micronutrients (minerals, vitamins, etc) can cause lesions in the mouth (fissures, inflammation, etc). Both these conditions should be evaluated by your MD. ...Read more

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Can there be any famous people with fissured tongues?

Probably: There are many famous people that have a large variety of physical abnormalities. However they have decided to not let any of those abnormalities keep them from their goal in life. ...Read more

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Is a fissured tongue a turn-off?

Who's going to see?: I don't think it would be noticeable, unless you're trying to pick up your doctor or dentist. Who knows, the texture might be a turn on! ...Read more

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Does a fissured tongue get worse over the years?

Does a fissured tongue get worse over the years?

Not necessarily: Fissures in the tongue are quite normal. Just make sure that you clean your tongue regularly. ...Read more

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What are the effective remedies for fissured tongue?

What are the effective remedies for fissured tongue?

None: A fissured tongue is a variation of normal and is neither of concern nor requires treatment (of which there is none anyway). ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between geographical and fissured tongue?

Different: Geographic tongue, or glossitis, is when you have red or light patches that seem to change location on the tongue. It is thought that a deficiency of vitamin b can contribute, but there is no known cause. It is common and harmless. Fissured tongue is also harmless and shows up as deep cracks between the papilla. Sometimes geographic tongue may accompany fissured tongue. ...Read more

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Will taking zinc or b complex vitamins help a fissured tongue?

Will taking zinc or b complex vitamins help a fissured tongue?

A fissured tongue: A fissured tongue in almost all if not all cases is a variation of normal and not from any disease or malnutrition. Therefore, probably nothing you do, including taking an vitamins or supplements will make any difference. I wish I were taller... Oh well, it's something I will have to live with and I'm sure my appearance is more easily seen by others than your tongue. ...Read more

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Will taking vitamin b complex and zinc help to get rid of a fissured tongue? If not what will? A lot say its benign but I would like to get rid of it!

Will taking vitamin b complex and zinc help to get rid of a fissured tongue? If not what will? A lot say its benign but I would like to get rid of it!

Probably not but...: While western medicine considers fissured tongues to be benign, chinese medicine considers it a sign of imbalances in your GI tract. Seeing a chinese medical practitioner may be helpful. See http://www. Rdhmag. Com/articles/print/volume-31/issue-5/columns/the-tongue-a-window-to-other-organs. Html
; http://naturalhealthtechniques. Com/tongue-diagnosis. Htm. ...Read more

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Can a fissured tongue in an adult have anything to do with diarrhea that is difficult to control? How to solve this?

Can a fissured tongue in an adult have anything to do with diarrhea that is difficult to control? How to solve this?

Tongue and colon: Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease than can affect your complete tract from mouth to anus. Please see your gastroenterologist for further testing. ...Read more

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My tongue has a white film on it and has big fissures. It also has painful canker sores on it. This has been going on for over a month.

My tongue has a white film on it and has big fissures. It also has painful canker sores on it. This has been going on for over a month.

See your PCP or DDS: Most mouth ulcers, canker sores, will clear up by themselves within a week or two. You should see your GP or dentist if the ulcer gets worse or lasts for longer than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Burning tongue with red patches and deep fissure down the middle. Burn has gone on for 9 weeks?

Burning tongue with red patches and deep fissure down the middle. Burn has gone on for 9 weeks?

Burning Tongue Syndr: BMS is a chronic orofacial pain disorder that is defined by the International Association Study of Pain as "a burning pain in the tongue or other mucous membranes." Despite continuing research, there is no consensus on cause, pathogenesis, or even the definition of BMS.
see Orofacial Pain specialist for pain management. They are the experts in BMS. ...Read more

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I have mouth ulcers, anal fissure, severe diahrea & stomach pain what could this be?

I have mouth ulcers, anal fissure, severe diahrea & stomach pain what could this be?

See: See dentist to determine what's causing your mouth ulcers. See physician to determine what's causing GI symptoms. May be coincidental and not related. Need more info to be able to diagnose. ...Read more

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How to cure butt fissures?

How to cure butt fissures?

Anal Fissures: Best treatment is eliminating the cause which is usually trauma secondary to hard bowel movements. If so try increasing the fiber in your diet and if stools are still hard take an over the counter stool softner as directed. If you are still having problems see your physician who may recommend other therapies such as nitroglycerine or nifedepine ointment, Botox or in some cases surgery. ...Read more

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What causes anal fissures?

What causes anal fissures?

Trauma.: Anal fissures are usually the result of trauma to the inner mucosal lining of the anus. Most commonly this occurs when the anal canal stretches after a hard, dry bowel movement. Other causes of a fissure include diarrhea or inflammatory conditions of the anal area. Less commonly, an anal fissure may result from foreign body insertion or anal intercourse. ...Read more

Fissure (Definition)

Grooves or clefts in various anatomical structures such as the brain (transverse fissure between cerebrum & cerebellum), the skull (sphenoidal fissure), the liver (for the ligamentum teres), the lung (oblique fissure), the spinal cord (ventral median fissure), or other structures such as the palpebral fissure between upper & lower eyelids. Can also be a tear in a structure ...Read more


Skin Cracking (Definition)

Fissuring in outermost layer of ...Read more