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Along with painful tiny sores on top of my tongue, I

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occasionaly get white patches on...
Along with painful tiny sores on top of my tongue, I occasionaly get white patches on the side of my tongue. What might this be? Have had this ongoing problem for a long time.
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Dentist: Dr. Amir Javed, Doctor replied 6 years ago
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Thanks for the question. I would like to have few important details. Any history of diabetes? Any evaluation done by physician yet?
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago

No diabetes history. My dentist looked at it and did not really know what it was.

Dentist: Dr. Amir Javed, Doctor replied 6 years ago
Thanks for the details. I would like to say that this can be due to infection, nutritional deficiency, autoimmne disorder. I will suggest to see another dentist and there might need to do tongue biopsy to establish the diagnosis which can be any one of the above which I mentioned. Also important to rule out any disturbed blood sugar level again to rule out fungal infection. Let me know if you have any further question. Best wishes.

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
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I had requested Dr. Abby by clicking on her name but I got a different doctor.
Dentist: Dr. Amir Javed, Doctor replied 6 years ago
Thats not a problem as this question came to me. I am going to opt out and let her know about your question. I wish you best of luck.
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Dentist: DrPhilMD, Doctor (MD) replied 6 years ago
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Hello. I would like to help you find an answer.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
I have bumpy white patches on the sides of my tongue. Often painful. I've had them many times before now. I also have tiny painful bumps on top of my tongue. Could they be canker sores.? I don't see a red border around the white patches. There also seems to be a thin white line on the side of my tongue. What might this be?
Dentist: DrPhilMD, Doctor (MD) replied 6 years ago
they could be.
Get tested for iron and b12 deficiency as those can both cause canker sores.
Treat with triamcinolone paste.
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Dentist: Mark Bornfeld, DDS, Dentist replied 6 years ago
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