Re: is it possible i have oral cancer?
Hi there, thanks to the two of you for replying. Yes, as I mentioned there is a bad taste, and I took your advice and looked up thrush, legaleagle, and even though the symptoms sound similar, there seem to be two things not connected. The information I've read says that the white patches can be removed, which is not true with me, and that thrush usually resolves itself within a few months at most. I've had this probably since I was about 11 or 12. Which is 9-10 years. This is impossible for thrush. I have always had a problem with acid though. And I keep coming back to this. I always have heartburn and I always feel like stomach fluid is coming up. So I am thinking acid reflux, which I'll discuss with a doctor as soon as I get insurance back. The only time I remember talking to my dentist about it, a few years back, she told me it's normal, and that I just need to brush my tongue more often. But the thing is I rub that thing like crazy, till it's basically raw, and it won't come off. And if I could just show you guys, it's awful. I mean I have augmented the way I speak and laugh so people don't see my tongue. When I pull it out, the entire edge of it is broken and cracked and lumpy and the taste buds on it also look broken. It looks as if I took a knife to it and then dumped sulfuric acid on it. And it gets tender and feels as if I've burned it sometimes. I need to get to the bottom of it, because I feel like something is wrong.