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tongue hurts when i swallow

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Hurting / swallowing: Please get an appointment to see an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor as soon as possible. Please let me know how things go.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
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36 years experience Pain Management
Two problems: 1. Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 7-10 days or less. The condition is idiopathic recurrent aphthous u ... Read More
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Dr. Sheree Cloer
19 years experience Family Medicine
Depends...: Certain std's can cause this, if you are sexually active make sure you get tested for that first. That aside, this can be caused by bacteria or virus ... Read More
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Need evaluation: There area number of things that can cause this, could be viral or a bacterial infection. See a dentist for a evaluation ASAP.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
43 years experience Dentistry
Sores, or???: Your tongue could hurt when you swallow because there may be sores on it under it or on the side of it. Also, the tongue is a large muscle and it is ... Read More
Dr. James Beck
11 years experience Dentistry
Infection: You are probably coming down with a cold or some other infection. The tongue has lymph tissue in it that becomes inflamed along with your tonsils whe ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Get checked: and examined for glossitis- an inflammation of the tongue itself.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Glossitis: This is what is called inflammation of the tongue. It can be infection, nutritional deficiency and it woudl be wise to see dermatolgoy or ENT
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shishir Shah
41 years experience Dentistry
Visit a doctor: You must visit either your dentist or ENT. I recommend to start with the dentist as he can complete a oral cancer screening in the office and generall ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
See a doc: You probably have an infection in your throat and if it is extensive enough to make your tongue hurt, it might need antibiotics or more. Meanwhile, g ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
37 years experience Dentistry
Sore throat ,Tmd: I would highly recommend seeking the help of ENT or a dentists , several causes to your issue , abscess tooth, infection around wisdom teeth, tonsils, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
23 years experience Family Medicine
Inflamed???: May be inflamed try avoiding acids and see if fully resolves.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Evaulation: These types of situations require a one on one personal evaluation to check medical and dental signs and symptoms. They cannot easily be answered over ... Read More

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