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Ulcer on tongue (been there for 6 months.

By Anonymous January 6, 2019 - 5:18pm
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I’ve had a ulcer under my tongue for 6 months. Went to a oral surgeon he removed the ulcer 7 weeks ago and the ulcer is still there and hurts and looks worse. The biopsy came back that it was a traumatic ulcer. Went back to oral surgeon and he wants to cut the ulcer deeper. Should I get a second opinion??? Could this be cancer??

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Hello, Anon! Thank you for posting.

In order to resolve the ulcer, more area may need to be removed. This doesn't sound unreasonable to me. As far as it being cancerous, you have only the biopsy results to go by. It's standard of care that anything that is removed, even in a second biopsy, should be sent to the lab. So you will (and should) receive a second report from the second biopsy.

If you feel uneasy or unsure about going back to the oral surgeon for whatever reason, you can get a second opinion. It's really up to you.


January 6, 2019 - 5:53pm
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Anonymous (reply to Helena)

Ok so I had the second biopsy on my traumatic ulcer a week ago today. They had to cut deeper so naturally it has really hurt worse than the first one. Still not heard from biopsy! That has me worried but the oral surgeon told me not to call them back for 10 days. Should I be worried???

January 14, 2019 - 9:02pm
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7-10 days is standard. Let your doctor know you want a copy of the biopsy report, not just a verbal report.


January 15, 2019 - 6:09am
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