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Bald Spot on my Tongue - Should I be worried? [with picture]

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Hello,

As of just recently when I was brushing my teeth I noticed somewhat of a bald spot on the right side of my tongue. Now naturally I googled it and the results ranged from nothing to be concerned about to quite concerning. I was wondering if the condition I'm having is something in which I should be concerned of.

Thank you for your time.

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replied October 5th, 2011
You could have a disease of the tongue that causes tastebuds to fall off. I have it and it's no big deal and it's not contangious. Or you could have caused your tongue some trauma.
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