Sore tongue can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'worrying' to 'serious'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose sore tongue, we could:
|Vitamin B12 Need||91%||Confirm|
|Vitamin B6 Need||15%||Unlikely|
|Iron Need||3%||Ruled out|
During the past year, how often have you experienced a sore tongue? Only include surface soreness, not tongue muscle soreness.
Possible responses:→ Not at all / don't know
→ Slight soreness a few times in the past year
→ Frequent slight soreness / occasionally severe
→ Frequent or constant severe soreness