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Corrugated Tongue!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 16, 2007
  • 07:06 PM

Here is something else I found and this one is really bothering me

The side of my tounge sort of corrugated or wrinkled looking. It is not white or some sort of growth, it just that the skin of the latteral side of the tongue appears corrugated. Is that normal or should I really be worried about it

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  • I have the same problem that seemed to appear after I started taking medication. My tongue got slightly bigger and the sides of my tongue started looking "corrugated." I think the tongue got that way from being pressed against my teeth in the back. Weird about the bigger tongue, I know. I'm not sure it's related to the new medicine, but it seemed to appear at the same time. I'm also biting my big tongue more.....dang. Good luck Here is something else I found and this one is really bothering me The side of my tounge sort of corrugated or wrinkled looking. It is not white or some sort of growth, it just that the skin of the latteral side of the tongue appears corrugated. Is that normal or should I really be worried about it
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  • Apparently, my newly diagnosed hypothyroidism can cause an enlarged tongue--might not be the medication after all!Here is something else I found and this one is really bothering me The side of my tounge sort of corrugated or wrinkled looking. It is not white or some sort of growth, it just that the skin of the latteral side of the tongue appears corrugated. Is that normal or should I really be worried about it
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  • I have the same problem that seemed to appear after I started taking medication. My tongue got slightly bigger and the sides of my tongue started looking "corrugated." I think the tongue got that way from being pressed against my teeth in the back. Weird about the bigger tongue, I know. I'm not sure it's related to the new medicine, but it seemed to appear at the same time. I'm also biting my big tongue more.....dang. Good luckHi, what you are stating is likely a variation of normal. Of course, a proper oral exam from your dentist (DDS or DMD) is warranted at least yearly and should be performed when your teeth are cleaned during routine visits - the dentist or hygienist should be visually and physically evaluating the tongue's dorsal (top), ventral (bottom), and lateral (side) surfaces through palpations and observations.A "larger tongue" is termed hyperglossia and the "corrugated" sides of the tongue are termed scalloped tongue, where there are indeed what appears to be indents from the adjacent teeth on the lateral borders of the tongue. Both of these are common variations of normal that are seen quite frequently and usually appear together.Other things that could cause hyperglossia besides being congenital (from birth) or medication-induced would be a dietary/nutrient insufficiency. Do not hesitate to contact your dentist or physician, both would be happy to give you any more information.Hope that shined a little extra light on the topic, and don't forget the importance of proper oral hygiene! - bacteria from the mouth contribute to diseases throughout the bodyRobert Sibell
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  • Sorry, I had meant macroglossia, not hyperglossia.
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  • Here is something else I found and this one is really bothering me The side of my tounge sort of corrugated or wrinkled looking. It is not white or some sort of growth, it just that the skin of the latteral side of the tongue appears corrugated. Is that normal or should I really be worried about itiN NATUROPATHIC TERMS THE ENLARGED TONGUE WITH CORRUGATED EDGES IS INDICATIVE OF LIVER PROBLEMS RELATING FLUID/WATER ISSUES
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