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Is there an STD you can get on the tongue that is a red circle, is it gonorrhea?

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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
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In brief: Yes, possible but

More likely a 'red circle' on the tongue us a variant of normal anatomy or benign inflammatory condition called glossitis.
It happens in response to trauma, viral or bacterial infection, or irritation (some spices). Either way, you should seek a consult to be sure. Until then, treat it as an std and be responsible to your sexual partners.

In brief: Yes, possible but

More likely a 'red circle' on the tongue us a variant of normal anatomy or benign inflammatory condition called glossitis.
It happens in response to trauma, viral or bacterial infection, or irritation (some spices). Either way, you should seek a consult to be sure. Until then, treat it as an std and be responsible to your sexual partners.
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
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In brief: A tongue lesion...

...Can be syphilis or herpes, not gonorrhea (that usually causes a severe throat infection).
There is also a harmless, common condition unrelated to sex, called "geographic tongue" which your doctor can easily diagnose.

In brief: A tongue lesion...

...Can be syphilis or herpes, not gonorrhea (that usually causes a severe throat infection).
There is also a harmless, common condition unrelated to sex, called "geographic tongue" which your doctor can easily diagnose.
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