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painful leukoplakia Desperate to find a treatment or a cure

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  • Posted By: wendytee
  • August 14, 2012
  • 02:21 PM

I have a very painful "leukoplakia" on the right side of my tongue that I have had for years. It has been especially painful over the last 3-4 months. I have had doctors (ENTs) monitoring it for years. The last two doctors I have seen wanted to biopsy it, not particularly because they thought it was cancer, but just to be sure. I put this off because I heard it was really painful -however I will probably have to go through with it. One doctor, the most experienced one I've seen did NOT want to biopsy it because he thought it would somehow irritate it and / or make it worse. I don't go to him any more because I no longer live in his area.

None of the doctors have offered any possible solution(s) or treatments, and I am just DESPERATE to find some relief and for it to get better somehow. They don't know what caused it, however I am almost certain that it's from my tongue rubbing against my teeth. My tongue just seems to gravitate to the right side of my mouth, almost as if I am not totally in control of it. I have thought about using my "Doctor's night guard" (used to help with grinding teeth) However that fits under your TOP teeth, and my problem is on the lower right.

I wonder if there was something smooth I could put in my mouth at night that would give my tongue something to rest on... perhaps that would help and possibly even heal it? Also it seems like my tongue is swollen. From what I don't know. I wonder if there is something that I could take to lessen this?

If anyone has ANY idea what I can do about this, possible treatment and /or cure, that would be wonderful.

Thank you.

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