About 99.9% of the people who post here do not hang around to answer questions or read other posts.
My advice is to follow up with your Dr.
I never had geographica tounge. My ex had it- I always thought it was weird. We broke up and after being together for over a year started getting it myself several months later.
Geographical tounge usually appears during childhood- I was 24-25 years old at the time. Maybe there is a look-alike out there?
There may or may not be a coorilation- but I wish it would go away. I believe it to have come from him- or from the HPV vaccine I recieved. I think more research needs to be done on this subject.
I found this forum because I was searching for a link between geographic tongue and STDs.
About 4 months ago I performed unprotected oral sex on a new sexual partner. Less than 2 weeks later, I discovered my tongue was coated white. The symptoms seemed to match geographic tongue but I was initially diagnosed with oral herpes. I believed this diagnosis to be correct because I had recently learned my partner sometimes had cold sores.
When the "outbreak" did not go away, I received a second diagnosis----oral thrush. I took medication daily but still the condition remained.
I developed an oral infection which the dentist says was perodontitis. She also diagnosed my tongue. She said the condition was "geographic tongue" and that it was benign. I'm still skeptical.
It's been 4 months and still my tongue has not returned to it's previous condition before the sexual encounter. I don't know what this is but spicy food does seem to make it worse and vitamin B helps SOMETIMES.
Start your own thread if you have a question please.
Tongue problems can be signs of many things. The red spots that sometimes come under geographic tongue, are usually a sign of infection. Your tongue is a mucous membrane, just like other mucous membranes of the body such as the urethra. When you get red spots and sores on the tongue it can be a sign of infection of the mucous membranes. Also the scalloping that can occur on the sides of the tongue can be from tongue swelling that also occurs with infection. The color of the tongue is important also. A dark purpilish tint to the tongue could be a sign of oxygenation issues in the body. Your tongue can tell you alot about your overall health, as well as hands and feet and nails.
Me345, did your tongue problem end up going away? I have similar issue.
I'm 13 and I'm a girl and I have a geographic tongue so having sex may not be the reason why your tongue is like that