Soreness of the tongue

Possible sources include:

• Pernicious anaemia and mucositis due to chemotherapy (Toghill, 1994)

• Idiopathic (? mechanical) soreness (Toghill, 1994).


Examination of the mouth can be extremely useful in aiding a diagnosis; however, it is often overlooked. It is important to remember, though, that symptoms can often be a sign of something non-sexual, so referral back to the patient's general practitioner or to a dentist is prudent.

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