I have a spot on the front left portion of

Patient

Q: I have a spot on the front left portion of my tongue, this is the 4th time in 5 months it has shown up. It's about the size of a pencil eraser and it's kind of reddish, and looks like all the papillae are gone. There is no pain or discomfort of any sort . It seems to start with the little papillae feeling rough then manifests into a smooth area where the papillae around the border look somewhat irritated. It goes away each time within a week and a half. Any idea what it could be?

Doctor

A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: My lymphocytes ratio is 50% and count per cmm is 3400. Also the while blood cells count is 6.80 "normal". T...

Q: I was prescribed .5 mg clonazepam for anxiety. I took it 27 hours ago. Am I okay to enjoy a few drinks?

Q: I am a 63 year old woman, 5' 9" , 190 lbs. I have no known medical conditions. I am a social drinker, ex smoker ...

Q: Hi - I'm on Alesse for birth control and since having our daughter 7 months ago, I'm quite religious with my pill but...

Q: Hello I feel I may have an iron deficiency. I have been lightheaded and dizzy upon standing. I have also been more fa...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews