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Does whiteness at the back of my tongue mean ive got oral

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does whiteness at the back of my tongue mean ive got oral thrush?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 2 years ago.
HelloI amCustomerand I would be assisting you with your concerns today.Just having whiteness of tongue does not indicate oral thrush.Oral thrush usually presents with somewhat raised white lesions not just on tongue but also on inside of cheeks and may also involve roof of mouth , gums etc...These lesions are usually associated with some soreness and redness.The lesions bleed if you rub them.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have sent a picture, I dont know how clear it is. But does it look normal?
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 2 years ago.
It looks normal and not like thrush.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
ok thanks but I dont normally have the white patch at the back of my tongue. Do you know what could cause that?
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 2 years ago.
Indigestion is one common cause.