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4everHopeful

Sores on Tongue

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4everHopeful

I may have Herpes on my tongue but still not truly diagnosed. The nurse practioner I saw said it was (but that everyone had it- so this is untrue, not sure how much I believe her) and then my Doctor said they didn't look concerning but some of us probably heard that before just to find out it is Herpes. Anyway did anyone else get sores on their tongue? Mine are at the back of my tongue and don't hurt although I do feel them, and its been about a week and they are not going away although I've done a round of 2mg of Valtrex 2x for 1 day... This is torturing me, I just don't know how I got it, and I want them to start healing as I'm so terrified on spreading it elsewhere - am I still contagious if it is Herpes....will I continually have these outbreaks on my tongue?? so many unaswered questions that are playing on my emotional well being(which i know isn't helping!)

has anyone had similar experience and can share a thread of hope???? please......

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BoxofRain

if it is herpes in your mouth then yes, your mouth will always be contagious, but you wont know when this is happening, except for sure when you see or feel the sores. Oral herpes can manifest in this way, especially if you performed oral sex on someone who was contagious(with or without any symptoms) it is very likely that is how you got the sores in your mouth, especially in that area. I have read multiple posts on here where people have gotten it in the exact same location as you. Also, you might have it below but be asymptomatic, if you happened to have sex with the same person who you performed oral sex on and got it orally, if you do in fact have the virus.

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4everHopeful

thanks BoxofRain. The last time I performed oral sex was beginning of May...and questioned was it him? do I call him up and ask? He probably will lie right?

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4everHopeful

also do you think its HSVII?

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4everHopeful

Update

Went to an ID Doc (Infectious Disease) lst week and it turns out that I did not have sores on my tongue!! It is papilla which everyone has (go ahead check out the back of your tongue in the mirror) these contain taste buds. I am furious at the Nurse Practioner who so blatantly called it Herpes!! Be aware that not all docs are educated, search for the knowledgable ones!!

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thiscantbe

A lot of medical professionals are just totally ignorant, but amazingly they think they are so knowledgeable. Some are wonderful. If any doc/nurse seems to know it all that's the first sign (to me at least) that they aren't so good!

Many people assume because someone has a MD that they are really smart, but let me tell you, that is not the case (my grad program shared classes with medical students and some were blathering idiots). Some are brilliant and helpful and caring, and some only got into medical school cause their parents were doctors and went to the school and paid for them to get princeton review and tutors so they could barely score well enough on the MCAT to get in.

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