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What could be causeing my tongue to be numb and swollen

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Many possibilities: I can give you some ideas, but a doctor needs to see you and examine you and know more about your history. Possibilities: allergy or angioedema; yo... Read More
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Many things: This can be due to a food allergy. It can also be dueto certain medications or a candida (yeast) infection in the mouth. It may simply be dueto dehy... Read More

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Geographic Tongue?: Without actually examining you, we can only guess as to exactly what you have. However, one possibility is something called geographic tongue. As th... Read More
Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 39 years experience
Diagnosis: It sounds like it is time to have someone look at it and run some tests to give you a diagnosis. An oral surgeon, dentist, or oral medicine specialis... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Biting tongue: Most likely you just have some bruising and swelling from accidental bite. Wait it our over the next few days to see if it subsides or see a local den... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 21 years experience
It could....: ...But could also be other things like dehydration, low bp, electrolyte imbalances, etc. You should probably see your doc soon and get this figured o... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See an oral surgeon : or the dentist. Pain and swelling following dental extraction is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery, after that it should subside more a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
One possibility is: some nerve injury at the time of surgery...An ER visit is probably not indicated unless you are having a problem breathing. ("swollen" feeling is DUE ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Allergic reaction: Sounds like you may be having an allergic reaction to something you ate or inhaled? If symptoms continue or get worse I would go to an Urgent Care to... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
See your dentist: extraction of wisdom teeth could be traumatic and some time required cutting and suturing. so the edema and swelling is expected. but the numbness to ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Varies: The half life is the calculated time for half of a drug to leave your system. This drug can take as long as 22 hrs to get rid of 1/2 (less for some pe... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
Dentistry 49 years experience
What is the question: If your face was swollen and numb before the extractions then that should have started to heal after the extractions. If you got swelling after the e... Read More

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