tongue problems are the same and persist for the last... 16 months now (started around June 2012). white coated tongue from start to end (except the tip), sore tastebuds in the tip and foamy, thichk saliva.
since no yeast has been found in different tests I think this might be a dry mouth problem.
been to dermatologists, gastroenterologist (had an endoscopy) and inmunologists (normal results). had also 6 HIV tests within 18 months of last risk (which was unprotected oral sex from a female)
Thank you Dr. Cohen. I don't know how I missed your reply.
I had a biopsy done in April this year. The biopsy was done in two parts of the tongue:
1) First biopsy was done in the base of the tongue because the Dr. (an oral pathologist) found a cyst. The diagnosis was a mucus retention cyst which she removed during the biopsy.
2) The second biopsy was done in the swollen tastebuds near the tip of my tongue. The finding was "lingual mucosa smooth surface with nails epithelial hyperplasia and lymphoplasmacytic inflammatory infiltrate with a predominance of lymphocytes". The diagnosis was "chronic mucositis".
She had not a clear explanation for 2) and she only suggested it could be due a problem with my teethes: when I grin my teeth, there are spaces... I don't know how to explain it: I can not grin properly. She just suggested a free alcohol mouthwash.
A few weeks ago I went to an infectologist to pursue a cure, and he recommended and HIV test (it was negative again). He also recommended to go a gastroenterologist and inmunologist. I had en endoscopy done and the result was negative, all was clear. With the inmunologist, I had a battery of tests and I will have the results in two weeks.
Just for the record, these problems appeared a few months after I received oral sex (I am a male) from a girl of unknown status. I didn't perform oral sex on her.
it's interesting most (if not all) of you had these problems after GIVING oral sex.
well, my problems are due RECEIVING oral sex (a girl did fellatio on me). does anyone had the same situation?
Anyway, today I went to get an appointment with the inmunologist. Unfortunately, Dr. is on vacations so I will have to wait a bid. So I also went with another Dr. (an infectologist - the second one I see during this week). But unlike the one I saw on Monday, this one was more interested in the case and seemed knowledgeble. [br>So he looked at my tongue, and didn't have an answer about what can be causing this, although he agreed with the first infectologist that this might be an inmuno or gastro problem. So he asked me when I did my last HIV test and I said October last year, so he said, "OK, let's make another one". I told him there was no risk in between and showed the 5 HIV tests done so far, but he said something like "just in case". He also took another oral swab of the tongue. [br>[br>I will keep you updated on my results and on my visit to the inmunologist. [br>[br>I also have an endoscopy scheduled for 5th September. Will keep you updated on the results.View Thread
He asked me to do an immunological panel. He says this problem is either 1) immunological 2) gastro (problem in gut or stomach) or 3) HPV-16 (although he does not think it's the reason). [br>[br>So this week I am doing an immunological panel including a CD4 and CD8 counts.View Thread
She told me these bacterias are normal in the oral cavity and suggested no treatment. She then look at me with a face of "I don't know what this could be" and refered me to a gastroenterologist (the second one, I was with one in October 2012). I will have an endoscopy in September.
A reminder of my symtoms:
1) White coated tongue from the back until the tip 2) Acid/bitter taste in mouth 3) Excessive saliva at a times 4) Irritated papilae in the front border, which in some days is VERY painful.
Except for symptom 2,I have the rest of symptoms since about June 2012 (sexual exposure was in Feb 2012). It's August 2013 at the moment of writing this.
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