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    Do tongue sores and bumps indicate cancer?

Posted on Tue, 3 Oct 2017 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: my tongue has been sore and irritated for three weeks and the bumps on my tongue are falling off. is this cancer,
Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Aphthous ULCERS

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to Healthcare Magic and thanks for putting up the query.
You have an Aphthous ulcer on the tip of the tongue. The other elevations at the back of the tongue are tongue papillae which is absolutely normal. There is nothing that suggests a cancer.
You should apply candid mouth paint and take tablet vitamin c once daily.
please let me know if you have any indigestion or constipation?
Any history of tobacco use or smoking?
All the medicines I have prescribed will be available only on prescription.
Avoid spicy food and aerated drinks. Drink plenty of water
Any further questions are always welcome.
Follow up with the required information.
Take care
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
Follow up: Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 36 minutes later
I do smoke i get indigestion and heartburn alot
Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 14 hours later
Brief Answer:
Aphthous ulcer

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the information.
Take capsule pantoprazole 40 once daily.
Avoid spicy food and aerated drinks
Avoid smoking.
Drink plenty of water.
Take small but frequent diets.
Avoid a sedentary lifestyle.
Continue with the medicine prescribed earlier too.
Take all for a week.
All the medicine prescribed by me will be available only on prescription.
You will definitely feel better soon.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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