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what causes long,deep cuts on your tongue?

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what causes long,deep cuts on your tongue?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
Hi--how long have these been present?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
For about 4 mos,or so.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
Can you post a photo? Any pain or tenderness? Your other medical conditions, and has a doctor looked at your tongue?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Doctor has looked at my tongue,she does not know what it is.I can'teat anything spicy,or hot.It really burns.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
Do the cuts run up and down and down your tongue? Any change in the color of the tongue? And about your other medical conditions?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
have no medical problems.The cuts do run up and down,and some are deep.the rest of my tongue is fine,with no other color change.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
Are these just deepening if the normal crevasses in the tongue?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
real deep,and long
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
Well, it would be helpful to see a photo of your tongue, but my first consideration would be vitamin B 12 deficiency. Burning mouth syndrome is another possibility, but that's only diagnosed once other causes are ruled out. Hypothyroidism may also be a cause. If you haven't been screened for vitamin deficiencies and thyroid abnormalities, you should.
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