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Half of my tongue is swollen

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chin
Dentistry 43 years experience
Swollen tongue: Have your dentist do an examination to help you determine if there is a need to consult medical followup.
Dr. Jamielynn Hanam-jahr
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Visit your dentist: You should have an exam to determine if the swelling is related to trauma or infection or pathology.

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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Not sure of your ?: Need more information. Did you bite your tongue? Do you chew tobacco? Any dental problems? tooth decay?
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Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Get it checked.: There can be many reasons for swelling under the tongue. It could be as simple as a sensitivity to something you eat or drank, from a dry mouth, or so... Read More
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry 39 years experience
See your dentist: You should have this checked immediately. It is probably a minor problem, but could be caused by a clogged salivary duct or other less common reason.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Debora Zivari
Dentistry 32 years experience
Salivary glands: If the swelling is related to your salivary gland need to be evaluated for blockage , otherwise will result in infection.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pascolini
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 18 years experience
Allergic reaction?: It's quite possible you may be having an allergic reaction to something you have eaten recently. There are also conditions where you tongue and throa... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Dentist: Dentist spends 4 years in Dental School concentrating on oral and peri-oral problems, then spends his/her professional life treating dent-facial discr... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endodontics 45 years experience
Timing: If you have an allergic reaction to the fish you ate, it will happen quickly, after consumption, usually within an hour. If you consumed different fi... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Not common: Lesions of tip of tongue or dorsal surface are essentially benign. In the anterior 2/3 of tongue, malignancies only arise on lateral edge. When lesi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Sander White
Cosmetic Dentistry 51 years experience
May be normal anatom: Large veins are not uncommon under the tongue. To check out your veins requires someone with experience to look at you--usually a dentist.
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Kegler II
21 years experience
See MD immediately: You should seek medical attention immediately. Swelling in the tongue has the potential to cause an airway issue and can lead to a life threatening s... Read More
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