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After falling a nd bitting tongue near the last half inch,

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After falling a nd bitting tongue near the last half inch, this half inch turned white. It has slowly healed and is forming a slightly risen tab or tag. My concern is that my toungue recover into its original shape. It does not look like a scab but feels like onme and has been healing for over 2 weeks.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: peroxide and some gum numbing liquid
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no, Im 64 and never bitten my tounge this bad. Oh, I am type 2 diabetic
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 months ago.

I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

Tongue is one of the most vascular area of the body. Thus it has one of the best healing power. Your description indicates it to be the initial scar tissue which is far different than the rest of the normal tongue. But with the time (which may take almost another 2-3 weeks); this should attain the normal tongue shape, color and consistency. This is called remodeling of the scar. In diabetics, scar tissue remodleing and healing is slightly delayed than the normal people. Nothing to worry.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 months ago.

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