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oral hairy leukoplakia - i hate Google! lol
      #255190 - 04/09/11 11:34 PM

Hey I feel kind of stupid for even asking this as I feel I'm only worried because FREAKIN Google'ing symptoms but I am so worried I have to. I noticed a small white patch on the side of the tongue, right near the back, it is pretty small and its more of a faint white bilateral line than anything and comes and goes. I first noticed it about 3 weeks ago, it disappeared for a few weeks, now its back. It's not painful or anything.

I had a white-ish tongue so I went to the doctor about 3 1/2 weeks ago and he examined my mouth, cheeks, roof, etc. and said it was nothing to worry about (I am not sure at that point if I had anything on the side of the tongue). I also went to the dentist just before I noticed the issue with the side of the tongue and I also asked him about my white tongue and he did not see anything to be worried about either.

I cant even think of any HIV risk incidents in my life, I have always used a condom, known the girls I hooked up with and a condom has never broken.

I hate Google, lol. I google'd, white patch on side of tongue and all this stuff came up about OHL and HIV. And there is so much misinformation. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Is this sound like OHL to anyone? Like can it simply be a small white bilateral line on one side the tongue and no where else?

I wonder if it could be that I have wisdom teeth that need to be taken out and if its them scrapping against that part of the tongue or something but who knows.

[Edit - sorry I should point out that I know testing for HIV is the only way to know and I will def. attend to that but just wondering specifically about people's knowledge about OHL]

Edited by pringles (04/09/11 11:36 PM)

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