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Wooden Tongue Disease
Possible condition: Oral literature doesn't describe a condition with such name. Nevertheless, the tongue can show bluish or reddish in different types of diseases. In an adult like you, it could be inflammation of the blood vessels on ventral area of tongue (varicosities) due to lose of elasticity of blood vessels, showing blue through the mucosa due to venous blood irrigation. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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 isnt 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 moreGet help now ›
If you have no tongue disease, and no allergies at all. Then its not possible to get a swollen tongue? Afraid it will swell, and that i die. Anxiety?
Illness Anxiety D/O: It sounds like you could be dealing with Hypochondriasis, which is now termed "Illness Anxiety Disorder" in the new DSM V. Anxiety focuses on fears of having or acquiring a serious illness, although symptoms may not be present or are mild in intensity. There is high anxiety about health, and preoccupation with the risk of developing a condition is disproportionate to actual risk. ...Read moreGet help now ›
The underside of my tongue is a sickly white color. Assuming something related to diet rather than disease.
It is normal: There is nothing for you to worry about. This is normal anatomical structure. This is due to differences in the vascular anatomical structure. If concerned, see your dentist for confirmation. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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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 moreGet help now ›
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