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I have a split tongue is this serious?

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I have a split tongue is this serious?
Hi--do you mean your tongue has always been split? Can you tell me more?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Been split down the middle for about the past year. Tongue feels quite dry all the time. Looks and feel better in the morning

Any chance of posting a photo on this page or at Imageshack or Photobucket and giving me the link?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

No it hasn't always been split

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

No it hasn't always been split

OK--and the photo?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Not able to take one

OK--so this is a fissure down the middle of your tongue? Was there any pain at any time and what are your other medical conditions?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

No pain just a feeling of dryness - no other medical conditions

OK. Normally this isn't anything serious and it is sometimes called geographic tongue or fissured tongue. That said, with the dry feeling and this occurring within the past year you may have a problem with gastric reflux or with vitamin B12 deficiency so I do suggest you have a doctor evaluate it.
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