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White spots on the back and sides of my tongue

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 18, 2007
  • 02:45 AM

I was wondering if anyone can help me, ive got white spots on the back and sides of my tongue, my GP said all women have them, its general, but i dnt believe him, i thought it mite be a sympton of HIV, but ive been tested for HIV wen i was pregnant wiv my son,and it was negative.And sometimes i get white spots raisen on my skin, for eg on my arms, eyelids,hands, face,can anyone help me.

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  • Sorry, can't help you, only empathise with you. I have exactly the same thing. Only noticed it about a month ago but haven't had it checked out. Would be interesting to know if other women do have it.
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  • I have had a white spot on the left of tongue since 2003. I had a breakdown due to severe domestic violence at the time and was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. There are also raised lumps at the back of my tongue same texture.My tongue is constantly furry. I also have ecessively mucus at the back of my throat which has a stringy texture. I suffer neuralgia / TMJ / Face Pain and have a clicking in throat when I swallow. Doctor just puts everything down to Fibromyalgia as it covers such a large list of symtoms...I asked dentist about it and he said I should gargle with salt water.I also suffer endlessly with Bacterial Vaginosis... and periods changed in 2003.Just by looking back at what my symtoms are plus loads of others - it makes me wonder whether I should take an HIV test.Im scared.
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  • I was wondering if anyone can help me, ive got white spots on the back and sides of my tongue, my GP said all women have them, its general, but i dnt believe him, i have a mucus taste in my mouth aswell, it smells funny, i thought it mite be a sympton of HIV, but ive been tested for HIV wen i was pregnant wiv my son,and it was negative.And sometimes i get white spots raisen on my skin, for eg on my arms, eyelids,hands, face,can anyone help me.
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  • I was wondering if anyone can help me, ive got white spots on the back and sides of my tongue, my GP said all women have them, its general, but i dnt believe him, i have a mucus taste in my mouth aswell, it smells funny, i thought it mite be a sympton of HIV, but ive been tested for HIV wen i was pregnant wiv my son,and it was negative.And sometimes i get white spots raisen on my skin, for eg on my arms, eyelids,hands, face,can anyone help me.I would take the spots and any lumps on your tongue seriously until they are ruled out by a professional. I have some knowledge of deseases of the mouthand white spots on the tongue are NOT common to all women. If you have insurance (dental or medical) ask your doctor or dentist for a referral to an oral surgeon who is a specialists in this area. If your doctor or dentist does not give you a referral I would push for it or see an oral surgeon on my own if possible. The visit can be quite expensive. The next step would be Dental Universities which can provide very good care at very low fees. Treatment is supervised by a head dentist. Oral surgeons are also there for treatment. This info is for all posters with these kind of symptoms. Many spots and lumps are benign however the mouth's symptoms can be a symptom of a very serious illness. I would be very interested how you do.
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  • White spots can be a clear indication of oral cancer and should be evaluated by a trained doctor or oral specialist immediately. The general rule is that if the symptoms don't go away after 2 weeks, you go to a dentist/doctor and have them find out what is in your mouth. Time and time again we see cases of people who let these things go and, months or years later, are told they have advanced oral cancer. Does this mean you all do? No, but you don't want to be one of those statistics. Just because you tested negative for HIV once means absolutely nothing, as it can take 6+ months after the infection for antibodies to show up. Have then run another test. You are correct in assuming that your GP is mistaken- this sounds like the typical ignorance these kinds of doctors give out when they are too stubborn to admit uncertainty and defer to a specialist. If you need a referal then DEMAND your doctor sends you to a dentist or oral specialist, if not then make an appointment with one immediately.Note that if you have thrush (which is a fungal infection) that does not necessairly imply you have HIV, as there can be other reasons for it. But at the same time, having an HIV test is smart thinking.Good luck to all of you.
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  • Has your doctor talked to you about Geographic Tongue? I have it and thought that I had thrush. It's a recurring condition that is idiosyncratic (no known cause). It's also linked to Psoriasis (about 1 in 4 people with Geographic Tongue also have Psoriasis). You mentioned white spots on your outer body, which could be plaque psoriasis. Just one other thing to look into.
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  • I would recommend any person that has spots or any problems with their tongue to see a accupunturist. my accupuncturist diagnoises the body by their tongue and also taking the pulse for all the internal organs. something going on with the tongue indicates that there is something going on in the body that needs to be addressed. This is the first time I have ever sought out alternative medicine and I can tell you that it has been an incredible and healing experience. I am so happy that I didn't just take drugs to hide my symptoms but have found a path that acutally heals the body.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 15, 2007
    • 11:25 AM
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  • I have had a white spot on the left of tongue since 2003. I had a breakdown due to severe domestic violence at the time and was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. There are also raised lumps at the back of my tongue same texture.My tongue is constantly furry. I also have ecessively mucus at the back of my throat which has a stringy texture. I suffer neuralgia / TMJ / Face Pain and have a clicking in throat when I swallow. Doctor just puts everything down to Fibromyalgia as it covers such a large list of symtoms...I asked dentist about it and he said I should gargle with salt water.I also suffer endlessly with Bacterial Vaginosis... and periods changed in 2003.Just by looking back at what my symtoms are plus loads of others - it makes me wonder whether I should take an HIV test.Im scared.This sounds a lot like my friends symptoms, she has cancer in her sinuses it effects her mucus membranes ... it is very very rare though but you should check it out
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 25, 2007
    • 09:03 PM
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  • This sounds like Oral Lichen Planus. This should be biopsied in order that a diagnosis be made. Here in England the dentist is often the referree to the Oral Clinic of hospital. Probably different in USA.
    vannin 1 Replies
    • October 12, 2007
    • 01:44 PM
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  • I read this last week because I was having the white tongue and all. Well, I fealt that maybe it was an allergy. Thought about what I had changed in my diet the last few months, for this has been going on for several weeks now.Well, I desided that one thing that I did change was my tooth paste. I started using that Pro-health tooth paste by Crest. I am very happy to say that it was the tooth paste. I went back to the old paste tooth paste with just mint in it and my tongue has cleared up.Hope this helps someone.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 3, 2007
    • 07:01 PM
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  • don't freak out. i have white spots on my tongue after i take ecstasy,. it goes away after a couple of days.
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    • January 20, 2008
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  • Has your doctor talked to you about Geographic Tongue? I have it and thought that I had thrush. It's a recurring condition that is idiosyncratic (no known cause). It's also linked to Psoriasis (about 1 in 4 people with Geographic Tongue also have Psoriasis). You mentioned white spots on your outer body, which could be plaque psoriasis. Just one other thing to look into.I totally agree with you. I have 3 children that have a geographic tongue. I know that these posts are old but just wanted to add ;thats exactly what it sounds like. Another thing that goes along with geographic tongue is bad breath. The white spots will come and go and move to different areas of the tongue. I have noticed that my kids have trouble with certain food and drinks bothering them when the spots are present such as ketchup, oranges, tomatoes, etc. basically acidy foods make their tongues burn.
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  • I just read a post in here how white spots can be a sign of vitamin B deficiency. http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=9948I read sores in the mouth are a common symptom of vitamin b 12 ..this lady is an expert on it she says to get two tests I think one is a urine and the other blood.. don't settle for just one as it can give you a false positive or negative.... treatment is easy too! Take care and hope this helps... my son has them and I am going to have him checked for this also.
    squeaky123 2 Replies
    • September 14, 2008
    • 11:26 AM
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  • don't freak out. i have white spots on my tongue after i take ecstasy,. it goes away after a couple of days.***t is right, symptoms like this can be medication related. Methadone caused it for me.My doctors first thought was that I was HIV positive too, which I'm not. He said it was like thrush and prescribed Nystatin mouth rinse (nasty) 5 times daily. I'm not sure if that cured it or it was me stopping Methadone, but it went away shortly thereafter.
    alias2277b 18 Replies
    • September 30, 2008
    • 11:57 PM
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  • I'm male i get white ridges on my tongue when i eat walnuts or apples
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 20, 2008
    • 03:18 PM
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  • I am currently researching Celiac Disease---and I have most the symptoms. I think my white spots on the side of my tounge that comes and goes is part of the allergy. When I eat wheat I will have some kind of negative response to it.Including the tounge thing. Mine dont hurt. Just white spots, like dry/dead cells that didn't come off.Celiac disease is one of the most under diagnosed conditions out there.
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    • February 11, 2009
    • 10:14 PM
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  • I have had a white spot on the left of tongue since 2003. I had a breakdown due to severe domestic violence at the time and was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. There are also raised lumps at the back of my tongue same texture.My tongue is constantly furry. I also have ecessively mucus at the back of my throat which has a stringy texture. I suffer neuralgia / TMJ / Face Pain and have a clicking in throat when I swallow. Doctor just puts everything down to Fibromyalgia as it covers such a large list of symtoms...I asked dentist about it and he said I should gargle with salt water.I also suffer endlessly with Bacterial Vaginosis... and periods changed in 2003.Just by looking back at what my symtoms are plus loads of others - it makes me wonder whether I should take an HIV test.Im scared. I wonder if you've ever been tested for candida. Symptoms are a very long list and are similar to what you described. You should search online for a doc that deals with candida and go see them to see what they think. That's what I did. It's hard to get rid of, you have to really suppress sugar and carb intake, but with guidance from a doc you have a good shot at it. Michelle
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  • I was wondering if anyone can help me, ive got white spots on the back and sides of my tongue, my GP said all women have them, its general, but i dnt believe him, i have a mucus taste in my mouth aswell, it smells funny, i thought it mite be a sympton of HIV, but ive been tested for HIV wen i was pregnant wiv my son,and it was negative.And sometimes i get white spots raisen on my skin, for eg on my arms, eyelids,hands, face,can anyone help me.omg you have a son?..... and u spell like that and talk like that... "wen i was pregnant wiv my son" ... i mean are u serious? ..... dumb **s ****h
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  • Has your doctor talked to you about Geographic Tongue? I have it and thought that I had thrush. It's a recurring condition that is idiosyncratic (no known cause). It's also linked to Psoriasis (about 1 in 4 people with Geographic Tongue also have Psoriasis). You mentioned white spots on your outer body, which could be plaque psoriasis. Just one other thing to look into.I have this white stuff on the top of my tongue and the sides of my tongue.. I constantly chew it off. It keeps coming back day after day. I showed my doctor in fear of it being an STD because I also have ulcers and painful little lumps on my tongue. I have really bad chapped lips all the time, too. I didn't mention to him that I thought it was Thrush, but that's what I think it is.. I've been tested.. blood and urine and everything came back negative. I don't know what to do. I'm severely depressed over this and I have not been sexually active or even kissed a female since march when this started. I don't know where to go.
    mtndew 3 Replies
    • September 27, 2009
    • 08:31 PM
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  • It soundz like you have candidiasis... Its an sort of an out of control sort of whole body issue caused by the same bacteria that causes Yeast infection... that is why it keeps coming back...I have had a white spot on the left of tongue since 2003. I had a breakdown due to severe domestic violence at the time and was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. There are also raised lumps at the back of my tongue same texture.My tongue is constantly furry. I also have ecessively mucus at the back of my throat which has a stringy texture. I suffer neuralgia / TMJ / Face Pain and have a clicking in throat when I swallow. Doctor just puts everything down to Fibromyalgia as it covers such a large list of symtoms...I asked dentist about it and he said I should gargle with salt water.I also suffer endlessly with Bacterial Vaginosis... and periods changed in 2003.Just by looking back at what my symtoms are plus loads of others - it makes me wonder whether I should take an HIV test.Im scared.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 6, 2009
    • 11:45 AM
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