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Old Dec 6th, 2017, 11:03 AM   1
jamiedevlin
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Sore Tongue?! Geographic Tongue in pregnancy?


at about 17weeks I noticed my tongue burning after eating an ice lolly, so I looked at it in the mirror. It looked very sore and patches that looked like burn marks. I put it down to hormones and didn't think anymore of it. I'm now 27weeks and the problem is still there. Very sore looking tongue, random red/patchy circles all over my tongue. I also get a burning in my throat.
I've looked it up and it could be something called Geographic tongue but I went to my GP and they said they were not sure which has now worried me that it could be something worse :/ I've only seen one website that says this condition can be a part of pregnancy, so I wanted to know if anyone else has suffered from something like this during pregnancy? and if so does it go after you have given birth. #reallyworried



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Old Dec 6th, 2017, 11:54 AM   2
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Not In pregnancy but my oldest and youngest children both have a geographic tongue. I was always under the impression theyd always have it (my eldest is 17 and had it since birth)
I dont think the sore throat is related, however, with my children the lines/circles on the tongue are much more noticeable when poorly which makes me wonder if you have sone type of viral infection and have only just noticed the tongue because if that (or it has just started due to viral Infection?)



 
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Old Dec 6th, 2017, 12:21 PM   3
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Thank you! Do you happen to have any photos of your children's tongues at all?



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Old Dec 6th, 2017, 12:42 PM   4
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I can take some if you bear with me. Littlest night not let me!



 
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Old Dec 6th, 2017, 13:04 PM   5
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https://loraallonby.smugmug.com/My-First-Gallery

Sorry they didn't turn out v well... you can probably just make out the white circles on the end of babys tongue



 
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Old Dec 6th, 2017, 16:48 PM   6
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Thank you for doing that!



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Old Dec 6th, 2017, 18:24 PM   7
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I don’t have a clue what geographic tongue is, but a sore tongue can be a sign of iron deficiency. Do you have low iron?



 
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Old Dec 6th, 2017, 23:32 PM   8
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My cousin and I both had it with our pregnancies. I have never known anyone else to have it. It is painful, but both of our doctors gave us magic mouthwash for it. It was awful. I just started using biotine instead. It helped with mine.



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Old Dec 7th, 2017, 04:01 AM   9
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Not as far as I'm aware.



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Old Dec 7th, 2017, 04:03 AM   10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by goldeelox8 View Post
My cousin and I both had it with our pregnancies. I have never known anyone else to have it. It is painful, but both of our doctors gave us magic mouthwash for it. It was awful. I just started using biotine instead. It helped with mine.

Can I ask a few questions please, as I'm getting really stressed about mine
1)Did yours only appear for the first time during pregnancy?
2)What stage of pregnancy did you notice it?
3)Did it go away after giving birth?
4)Do you happen to have any photos?



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