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I also have a painful lesion down the side of my tongue.

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Hi, I also have a painful lesion down the side of my tongue. I've had it for many weeks and it has developed small white circuliar bumps. My tongue has also gone yellow before I noticed this. I saw my dentist about the yellow discolouration and he said it was just staining and to clean my tongue whereas my doctor said it was thrush and gave me Nystatin. It didnt make much difference, my colour has stayed about the same and my condition (side of the tongue) has worsened and is really sore and looks worse. I'm a heavy smoker/drinker and so naturally am worried about cancer. Ive also tried corsodyl and bongela but figured they cant just be ulcers otherwise it would sting on contact? Should I send you a photo? Thanks
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 years ago.

Hello Craig,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

You can attach a photo by clicking on the paper clip icon.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I can't see a paperclip icon?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 years ago.
It is seen on firefox and IE browsers.

You can post the picture at a file sharing site and paste the link here.