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What causes red spot on tip of tongue?

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: Red spot on tip of tongue
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please, provide an image for review!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this redspot and all the inconveniences this has caused you. To be sure of what this spot is and represents, I will suggest you upload an image for review. This would guarantee that I provide a personalized and helpful response that meets your needs.

To upload an image click on the link upload a file and follow the instructions that appear on the screen. If that is difficult, I will suggest you mail it to YYYY@YYYY and it would be added to your query.

I look forward hearing from you. Also, report for how long you have had this spot, whether it is increasing in size and whether it causes any discomfort. Until then, I wish you well.
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (40 hours later)
After a brief course of thrush in my mouth I noticed a white ring on the tip of my tongue and next to it a small red area approximately one quarter of an inch
My dentist suggested that I go to a oral surgeon to have him look at it I am
Curious as to what he may think this is a symptom of It foes not sting or hurt and I will attempt to upload a picture of it but do you have any ideas as to what it may be symptomatic of.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Because this is acute, it is unlikely to be cancer.Probably an inflammation

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

From the information you have reported, there is no reason to get concerned about cancers. This is more of an acute event and should be in line with inflammatory reaction and not any chronic disease condition that needs surgical intervention.

I understand that you are scared of the unknown. At this time, the unknown is really not concerning and would be more likely a benign inflammation than chronic malignant condition.

I await the image for further insights and recommendations. Until then, I wish you well.
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What causes red spot on tip of tongue?

Brief Answer: Please, provide an image for review! Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this redspot and all the inconveniences this has caused you. To be sure of what this spot is and represents, I will suggest you upload an image for review. This would guarantee that I provide a personalized and helpful response that meets your needs. To upload an image click on the link upload a file and follow the instructions that appear on the screen. If that is difficult, I will suggest you mail it to YYYY@YYYY and it would be added to your query. I look forward hearing from you. Also, report for how long you have had this spot, whether it is increasing in size and whether it causes any discomfort. Until then, I wish you well.