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B12 deficiant? Thrush?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 24, 2008
  • 01:11 AM

Hello, I'm a 17 year old male and I seem to have small red bumps on the front of my tongue. They don't hurt. I also seem to have a little white a little farther back. I tried some remedies for oral thrush but had no success. I've had this for quite some time too(few weeks). Now I'm thinking it might be a B12 deficiency, which seemed unlikely to me because it takes years to notice symptoms of b12 deficiency but I'm a vegetarian and not the healthiest in terms of diet. Unsure. Please lend me some advice. This is horrible.

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  • Hello, I'm a 17 year old male and I seem to have small red bumps on the front of my tongue. They don't hurt. I also seem to have a little white a little farther back. I tried some remedies for oral thrush but had no success. I've had this for quite some time too(few weeks). Now I'm thinking it might be a B12 deficiency, which seemed unlikely to me because it takes years to notice symptoms of b12 deficiency but I'm a vegetarian and not the healthiest in terms of diet. Unsure. Please lend me some advice. This is horrible. Hi 416, The tongue symptoms of b12 deficiency are a "beef red" burning tongue that may be smoother than usual. You don't have that. You shoul still learn about b12 suhttp://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=9948&page=181 and make a posting to asking to talk to vegetarians about b12 supplmentation. I used to be a vegetarian.
    Freddd 3576 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi,Have you looked into Geographic Tongue as a possible diagnosis? Sounds like it could be and it is connected to deficiencies in certain vitamins and stuff.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
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