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Had oral ulcer. Noticed white spot on tongue. What could it be?

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HI. two days ago i noticed white spot on my tongue and im freaking out what coud it be. I had ulcers or sores before but this doesnt look like it.... it isnt reased or has red line oround it what coud it be is it cancer!!

the spot is on right side of tungue almoust flat prfect circle almoust ..

im 26 I had smoked but quit like a month ago
And it doesnt hurt or anything....
Posted Tue, 2 Apr 2013 in Dental Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar 1 hour later
Hi

Thanks for the query

I have gone through the image posted by you, it seems to be an ulcerated minor salivary gland.

Many a times during the formation of oral ulcer the mucosa becomes denuded either leaving a raw surface or unhealthy mucosa. When there is unhealthy mucosa covering the minor salivary gland it appears as in the image.

Do not worry! With appropriate medicines this can be taken care of.

1. Drink plenty of water
2. Avoid spicy food/alcohol/coffee/hot or cold beverages
3. Oral steroid gel application
4. Consume plenty of fruits and vegetables

Hope this answers your query; I will be available for the follow-up queries.

Regards
Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
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Follow-up: Had oral ulcer. Noticed white spot on tongue. What could it be? 46 minutes later
Hi tanks for your answer im just afraid of having cancer becoause is on toungh right sidehow much time do you think that it will need to heal
 
 
Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar 50 minutes later
Hi

Thanks for writing back

I doubt any signs of cancer in this lesion. With appropriate medications it should disappear within a week.

Regards
Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
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