I’ve had this spot on my tongue for about a year?

Hi. I’m 20 years old and I’ve had this place on my tongue for about a year. I first thought it was an ulcer, but never thought anything about it as I pretty much forgot it was there. It has not gotten bigger or caused me any pain. It’s just there. I don’t have any other spots on my tongue at all. I was on prednisone last year for 4 months and got off of it in July. I started hydrochoroquine for an autoimmune disease in February along the steroids. I noticed the place in March or April. I stopped the hydrochloroquine in November because of a seizure. Found out I have epilepsy and am on lamotrogine. My blood has been tested several times so I don’t think it could be cancer or something seriously wrong. I have honestly forgotten to ask my doctor about this place until now. My medical bills are through the roof and I’d rather not go to the doctor for this place on my tongue. If you could please give me an opinion on what I should do for this, I would be thankful.

Age: 20
Medications: lamotrogine
General Information: No other symptoms. Adult Still’s Disease, Raynaud’s, POTS and Generalized Epilepsy

4 Comments on “I’ve had this spot on my tongue for about a year?

  1. Hello. Based on the information you have provided it seems to be Oral Fibroma. It can grow to about 1cm in size and is benign. Usually caused by irritation due to biting or rubbing. Oral fibromas do not develop into oral cancer. But a biopsy is required to rule out any other condition. Treatment involves surgical excision. Regards

  2. Thank you. I was researching it online… Does it look similar to HPV? I’m not worried that I have it, but it does look similar in my opinion.

  3. Hi.
    Thanks for the query..

    As per the appearance of the spot on the tongue it looks like hyperkeratosis or excessive keratin deposits over the mucosal surface tgat can be probably due to tongue bite habit.

    If you have any sharp tooth then it is also a cause for recurring injury tgat leads to formation of a protective layer of keratin over the surface of the mucosa.

    Otger cause can be mucisal hyperplasia or hyperplasia of the tongue papillae..

    So my suggestion is to consult an oral physician and get evaluated..

    However it does not look but the causative factor has to be removed.

    If you have any sgarp tooth it will be smoothed.
    If you have tongue bite habit then mouth guard can be advised..

    Hope this helps..


  4. Only surgical removal with biopsy can identify growth. From your photo, it appears to be single, smooth and irregular shaped which is not characteristic of HPV. A biopsy is best.

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