Jul 17, 2013 - 6:16 pm
In February I posted here for the first time because I had a lesion on the right side of my oral tongue which needed biopsying.
The pathology turned out to moderate dysplasia and the diagnosis was pre-cancerous Leukoplakia with no evidence of carcinoma in situ.
On April 30th I had much of the right side of my tongue treated with laser excision. My follow up appointment is August 1st (two weeks tomorrow - For those that don't remember I'm in the UK and everything is very sloooooooooooooowwwwwwwwww LOL)
Generally my tongue has healed quite well, given the large area the laser had treated but the main area of dysplasia - Where most if the thickened leasion was - Hasn't healed that well (I don't *THINK* it has anyway - I don't know anybody thats had this treatment so I can't really say what is normal at this stage and what isn't)
The area has formed what looks to be a thick lump of dead tissue on the under-side of my tongue.
The tissue is quite loose and if I rub my finger over it I can kind of push the tissue up far enough to get my finger underneath it. Around this lump of dead tissue an area of white has appeared that looks suspiciously like more leukoplakia.
This evening the dead tissue has been bleeding. Not a huge amount, but enough to taste. I'm not in any pain, but given I'm ten weeks after treatment I would have thought the area really shouldn't be bleeding.
Just wondering what you guys think?