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Scrotal Tongue: When to seek medical help?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Oct 12, 2012
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  • Scrotal tongue is condition when the tongue develops cracks and grooves.
  • The exact of cause is not known yet.
  • There is no treatment for this condition.
  • One should seek medical help when the grooves become uncomfortable.

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Scrotal tongue is condition when the tongue develops cracks and grooves. These grooves could be deep or shallow and can occur on any side of the tongue.  But most of the fissures occur on the middle of the tongue.  The condition is often harmless.

Scrotal tongue

Causes of Scrotal Tongue

The exact of cause is not known yet but some of the predicted causative factors that may cause scrotal tongue include:

  • polygenic mode of Inheritance
  • Melkeresson- Rosenthal Syndrome
  • Injury to oral cavity or tongue

 

Symptoms

Since it harmless condition, it usually has no symptoms. But some common symptoms from deep groves include

  • burning sensation on eating
  • bad breath
  • Fungal infections on the tongue

Scrotal tongue

Diagnosis

People don’t even know they have scrotal tongue until their dentist tells them. Dentist can diagnose the condition just by looking at your tongue.

Treatment

There is no treatment for this condition but you should clean tongue daily if you have scrotal tongue.

When to see a dentist

One should seek medical help when the grooves become uncomfortable.

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