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My 59yr dad has this white lesion on the side of tongue. At first it was red then he took medication prescription by dr. For herpes but still there. What can it be?

My 59yr dad has this white lesion on the side of tongue. At first it was red then he took medication prescription by dr. For herpes but still there. What can it be?

Oral surgeon: How long has it been there? Is it painful? How big is it? Is it getting bigger? Does he smoke? Does he drink? These are just a few questions that may be asked when your father sees an oral surgeon. If the lesion looks suspicious the surgeon may perform a biopsy. Best of luck to your father. ...Read more

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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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I have an ulcer/lesion near the front and one side of my tongue (I'm not sure which), that also tastes a bit strange. It appeared yesterday.

I have an ulcer/lesion near the front and one side of my tongue (I'm not sure which), that also tastes a bit strange. It appeared yesterday.

Truama/taste bud: You either traumatized it somehow or a taste bud in regenerating. Either way it will heal on its own and the taste would feel the same. Stay away from acidic foods and no worries.

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A doctor told me a red lesion on the side of my tongue is lymphoid tissue and nothing sinister. Should I trust?

A doctor told me a red lesion on the side of my tongue is lymphoid tissue and nothing sinister. Should I trust?

Infection?: Lymph tissue does not belong in your tongue. You are immunosupressed and could have had an unusual infection on your tongue. As a tranplant recepient who is immunosupressed you are at risk for malignancies, but this doesn't sound like one. If the lesion has cleared up after the intervention I would write it off to an infection. Stay vigilant, take care of your kidney. ...Read more

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I have lupus, 3 days ago got very swollen with white under Lt side of tongue. Now have small red lesion spots on body, cause? Lupus? Measles?

I have lupus, 3 days ago got very swollen with white under Lt side of tongue. Now have small red lesion spots on body, cause? Lupus? Measles?

Lupus: Your symptoms are part of the multiplicity of symptoms that lupus can manifest. Talk to your doc and a rheumatologist. Take a look at this also:

http://www. Healthline. Com/health/lupus/effects-on-body ...Read more

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I have erythroplakia under my tongue with an ulcer that is to be removed. However my tongue is red on one side with a lesion. I am worried about this?

I have erythroplakia under my tongue with an ulcer that is to be removed. However my tongue is red on one side with a lesion. I am worried about this?

Talk to, doctor: It sounds like you have an appointment with a surgeon to remove the suspicious lesion. This is the best thing that you can do for yourself. The sooner you have the procedure, the sooner you will know what the problem is. ...Read more

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Lesion on the side of my tongue around 4 mos. Comes and goes. Clench my teeth at night. Should I see my dentist or ENT ASAP? 42 wf never smoked

Lesion on the side of my tongue around 4 mos. Comes and goes. Clench my teeth at night. Should I see my dentist or ENT ASAP? 42 wf never smoked

Suspicious Lesion: Any suspicious lesion on the tongue that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks, should be evaluated. See your doctor or dentist for eval. ...Read more

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Ent says asymetrical tonsils r normal. Upper mouth sensitivity same side larger tonsil. Same side tongue pain. No lesion. Could this b cancer?

Ent says asymetrical tonsils r normal. Upper mouth sensitivity same side larger tonsil. Same side tongue pain. No lesion. Could this b cancer?

Sensitivity & tongue: This cannot be determined without a clinical examination and additional information.
Make an appointment with your dentist or an oral surgeon for a thorough examination. ...Read more

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Seen ENT 4 asymetrical tonsils, normal. Tongue pain same side as larger tonsil ENT says no lesion. Now upper mouth pain r side. Tonsil cancer metasis?

Seen ENT 4 asymetrical tonsils, normal. Tongue pain same side as larger tonsil ENT says no lesion. Now upper mouth pain r side. Tonsil cancer metasis?

No: The tonsil is an aggragate of lymphocytes to help protect against oral bacteria. When one side is enlarged there could be a lesion but ulceration would be seen or some evidence of a destructive process. With tumor, spread to the ipsilateral side lymph nodes would be seen. And easily identified. Upper mouth pain is most frequently seen with inflammation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your tongue is fill of cracks and you keep biting the sides causing lesions?

What does it mean when your tongue is fill of cracks and you keep biting the sides causing lesions?

Depends: Get checked out, and make sure there are no B vitamin deficiencies. Also make sure you do not have food sensitivities and have enough omega 3's. ...Read more

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Noticed painless lumps down each side of my tongue. They are not lesions, just raised bumps almost symmetrical and down each side.

Noticed painless lumps down each side of my tongue. They are not lesions, just raised bumps almost symmetrical and down each side.

Harmless: These are most likely prominent taste buds and /or mucus, saliva secreting gland like structures. If you have further concerns, consult your physician or an otolaryngologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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Teeth cleaning last week was ok but now noticed bump on left side, near center ridge of hard palate w my tongue. Concerned? No lesions or patches.

Teeth cleaning last week was ok but now noticed bump on left side, near center ridge of hard palate w my tongue. Concerned? No lesions or patches.

Exam: If this is new, if it has just become noticeable since your check-up, you must return to your Dentist for an examination. Please call now to make an appointment. ...Read more

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What could tongue lesions, irritation, swelling, lumps, white patch, dry tongue, blueish on sides be? I'm 18 and going to ENT tomorrow. I am scared

What could tongue lesions, irritation, swelling, lumps, white patch, dry tongue, blueish on sides be? I'm 18 and going to ENT tomorrow. I am scared

Don't be: Based upon your age and description of your tongue, nothing that you mentioned sounds serious. It's good that you are seen an ENT just to be sure. I bet that you will be pleasantly surprised. ...Read more

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If the Doc has already diagnosed me with left sided colitis, could there still be a chance for crohns? Ulcers under tongue/throat/lesions since dec13

If the Doc has already diagnosed me with left sided colitis, could there still be a chance for crohns? Ulcers under tongue/throat/lesions since dec13

Crohn's disease: Is still a possibility especially if your diagnosis was not biopsy based. If gastrointestinal symptoms persist re-consult a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Left sided colitis with ulcers and lesions in throat under tongue also acid reflux with indigestion. What could be the cause?

Left sided colitis with ulcers and lesions in throat under tongue also acid reflux with indigestion. What could be the cause?

Crohn's disease?: I'm sure you are under care a Gasteroenterologist and a biopsy has been taken from the Colon, this could possibly be Crohn's dx which is an Inflammatory and Autoimmune disease but for confirmation you need to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Soreness upper mouth and tongue discomfort on same side. Been ent, er, and pcp. No lesions. Pcp says anxiety. How does anxiety cause a sore mouth?

Soreness upper mouth and tongue discomfort on same side. Been ent, er, and pcp. No lesions. Pcp says anxiety. How does anxiety cause a sore mouth?

Sore mouth: Do you have any lesions in the mouth? Ant red spots? Occasionally viral illnesses can cause some mouth pain both before and after the lesions. Stress can bring out the viral illnesses as it can lower the resistance to infection. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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I woke up with a wierd lesion at the side of my inner mouth what is that?

I woke up with a wierd lesion at the side of my inner mouth what is that?

Cheek bite?: It it wasn't there when you went to bed you could have bitten your cheek while sleeping. If it doesn't heal in a week or so or if it continues to change in size, color, or texture then see a dentist or oral surgeon for an evaluation and it will most likely need to be biopsied. ...Read more

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I hd a lesion like an ulcer on the left backside of mouth. That one has gone down in 2 wks but another has come up on the left side. Bth wr on gums.

I hd a lesion like an ulcer on the left backside of mouth. That one has gone down in 2 wks but another has come up on the left side. Bth wr on gums.

Oral Lesion: Good Day;
If I had an ulcer reoccurring in my mouth for the past few weeks- why not consider visiting the dentist! A perfect time to consider a visit! A colleague could recommend one or possibly your local hospital! Young people like to find practitioners on the internet! How about a local Health Tap DDS!
Take care ...Read more

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Jaw/mouth pain for 3 yrs. No lesions, normal lymph nodes. Been to Ent. Left sided migraines past 16 yrs. Always left ear pain with it. Now jaw pain everyday. Bulging c3 disc. NSAIDS do nothing. Constant ache every day. Klonopin helps sometimes. Help!

Jaw/mouth pain for 3 yrs. No lesions, normal lymph nodes. Been to Ent. Left sided migraines past 16 yrs. Always left ear pain with it. Now jaw pain everyday. Bulging c3 disc. NSAIDS do nothing. Constant ache every day. Klonopin helps sometimes. Help!

No easy answer.: There is definitely a reason for your problem. Each possibility has to be addressed and ruled out until there is a diagnosis. I would want to be sure TMJ syndrome has been ruled out ...Read more

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What can be the cause of lesion under tongue in 39 years old women?

What can be the cause of lesion under tongue in 39 years old women?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Looks like a lesion under my tongue. What should I do?

Looks like a lesion under my tongue. What should I do?

See a dentist: Please see a dentist asap. It is not possible to diagnose online and while some lesions are benign and will not cause a problem, there are others that need to be addressed quickly. ...Read more

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Dark red lesion under tongue, what could it be? No pain.

Dark red lesion under tongue, what could it be? No pain.

A number of things: This could be a number of possibilities that would be too numerous to disclose in this format. Please see your dentist. ...Read more

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I have a lesion under my tongue that is 1/2 CM in size, been there for at least 2 months, changes colors from red to black with white.

Need it evaluated: Any new and or abnormal lesions need to be evaluated, and possibly biopsied to assure a proper diagnosis is acquired so any needed treatment can occur. ...Read more

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In pathology, the use of the word tongues to describe a lesion such as Barrett Esophagus is unclear to me. What do they mean by tongues?

In pathology, the use of the word tongues to describe a lesion such as Barrett Esophagus is unclear to me. What do they mean by tongues?

Barrett's esophagus.: Barrett's esophagus is usually found in the very end of the esophagus. When Barrett's esophagus it extends higher up in the esophagus, it is often referred to as a tongue of Barrett's. If you Google photographs of Barrett's esophagus, you will be able to see why these are called tongues. Stick with your reflux medicines and be sure to keep close tabs on your Barrett's over the years. Good luck. ...Read more

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What should I expect at the oral surgeon for a tongue lesion/canker sore?

What should I expect at the oral surgeon for a tongue lesion/canker sore?

Aphthous Ulcers: Personally, if the aphthous ulcer is causing a great deal of pain, then I laser treat it. I similarly treat hsv (cold sores) at early stages to speed resolution and decrease sensitivity.
Palliative treatment is all that really can be done. If lesion is something other than "canker sore", observation and/or biopsy might be recommended. ...Read more

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I have this tiny lesion under my tongue, its near the fold of skin connecting tongue to mouth floor near the corner. It pains whenever I eat.

Hopefully this was: Noticed 2/3 days ago. Likely a trauma ulcer. These can be quite painful for a few days, then they resolve. Avoid acidic foods and toothpaste w sodium lauryl sulfate. Look for zilactin b at your pharmacy. If this lesion is not gone in 10-14 days let ur dentist evaluate the area. ...Read more

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