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Geographic tongue started after surgery 4 months ago. Any relationship?

Geographic tongue started after surgery 4 months ago. Any relationship?

Perhaps: Prior answers describe this. After surgery, if occurs for first time, would wonder about anemia or vitamin deficiency. See an general internist or pcp. ...Read more

Geographic Tongue (Definition)

Geographic tongue is a relatively benign abnormality of the dorsal surface of the tongue, in which the tongue is fissured and thus appears like a geographic map--hence the name. The exact cause(s) is unknown, and treatments are symptom based as ...Read more


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Typically how long does geographic tongue last?

Typically how long does geographic tongue last?

Varies: The activity of geographic tongue will wax and wane over time and may even have periods where there is no lesion activity. Some people are able to identify environmental stimuli that increase lesion activity although or is not common. It will continue to "move" with one part of the tongue resolving with another area becoming affected. ...Read more

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Does geographic tongue usually disappear over time?

Comes and goes: Geographic tongue is a benign condition that is not well understood. It will change its appearance over time and can disappear for awhile. No treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Does geographic tongue usually disappear after awhile?

Does geographic tongue usually disappear after awhile?

It comes and goes: The lesions come and go with periods of remission. During recurrent episodes, lesions appear in different locations. ...Read more

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Does anyone know anything about geographic tongue causes?

Does anyone know anything about geographic tongue causes?

Usually painless: True geographic tongue is painless and requires no treatment. If your tongue is irritated then something is irritating it. This could be a medication, cigarette smoke, a certain toothpaste. If irritated talk to your doctor or dentist, or if persistent, an ent. ...Read more

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How long does geographic tongue last? Does it eventually disappear?

How long does geographic tongue last? Does it eventually disappear?

About a year: Geographic tongue is harmless. It isn't linked to any infection or medical condition. It affects 1 - 3% of people. It tends to affect middle aged or older adults more often. It tends to run in families. If there are symptoms, avoid tobacco, spicy, acidic foods, salty foods, toothpaste with additives such as whiteners. Some people say it will last a year others say it will disappear over time. ...Read more

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Does geographic tongue usually go away eventually? Or is it permanent?

Geographic tongue: Is a benign condition affecting the surface of your tongue. Although geographic tongue may look alarming, it is harmless. In some cases patient may experience discomfort or burning sensation related to a certain foods. It is idiopathic permanent condition. For more information see your dentist. ...Read more

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Does geographic tongue usually persist for life or does it eventually disappear?

Does geographic tongue usually persist for life or does it eventually disappear?

It is permanent: Geographic tongue also called migratory glositis. The exact cause of geographic tongue is unknown. It is a permanent benign condition. If you have geographical tongue do not rush to see a dentist, do not panic. ...Read more

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Does geographic tongue usually persist for the rest of your life?

No it does not: It is a self limiting condition and will go away on its own most of the times and you can not predict. ...Read more

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