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Ulser on my tongue

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 7, 2008
  • 08:42 PM

I've had this ulser on my tongue for over 2 months now.

I first thought it was a canker it was hurting when i ate salty foods ect. but i've never had one before. After 3 weeks i called my Dentist to have him look at it. He saw my Ulser at the 4 week mark and told me that if it wasn't getting any better in three weeks to call an oral surgeon and he gave me a refferal.

over the next several weeks i noticed it less because it stop'd hurting as much. Also some days the area would look just a bit red and others it would have a white look to part of it. (like the skin lifted up in that area)

I saw the oral sergeon and he told me that it most likely isn't a canker because they don't last that long. He has sceduled me to have a piece of the area cut off to be anylized.

One of my worries is that it might be cancer but i'm not a smoker or drink all that much. I feel like i don't fit any of the risk factors for it.

I took a picture to show a nurs friend of mine and here it is. It was taken at the 4 week point of the ulser. this is when it hurt the most. today 6 weeks later it's more red and almost no white spot.


Thanx for your help in advance!

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  • Hope this was ok for youBy the sounds wat I had was similar my oral surgeon cut and burned off 2 lumps I had for 2 months..result Benign not cancer...I wasnt worried cause Iknow whatever happens in my life God has me in the palm of his hand..but for a little while my life was on holdhow did you get on??God Blessallan
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