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My 25 year old daughters tounge is peeling she finds that is

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My 25 year old daughters tounge is peeling she finds that is stomach cancer is this a sign of stomach csncer
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Customer: She has nervous stomach in my opinion due to stress and had diareah a lot. She is sexually permiscuis drinks socially and smokes pot she denies it when she sees a doctor and they never tell her any thing tounge is white and peeling
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

Can you attach the photos here? How tall is she? How much does she weigh? Any weight change? Pain or itch? When did it start? Does anything make it worse or better? Is it getting worse? Any other symptoms? Is she aware of anything which might have triggered it? Any medical problems? Any surgeries? Any medications including over-the-counter pills and herbs? Any family medical history?

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

a peeling tongue is not a sign of stomach cancer.

but it can be a sign of bad stomach acid reflux or a tongue fungal infection like thrush.

if she drank something very hot in her mouth yesterday like hot coffee or soup, this can cause peeling skin on her tongue today

she needs to see a doctor to get her mouth evaluated.

but I would not worry about stomach cancer.

did she drink something very hot?

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for requesting me.

There is a side differential for this problem.


Poor dentition

Immune problems

Food sensitivities

Gluten sensitivity

Mineral or vitamin deficiency

and so on.

As you know, I am a double board certified US clinical doctor of over 20 years experience.

She should actually see an internal medicine doctor.

I can go into much greater detail as needed.

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