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what could be causeing my tongue to be numb and swollen

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
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
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
20 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdus Khan
29 years experience Urgent Care
Need examination: Normal life events should not cause any such issues. Please see an OB/GYN for examination. If there is pain, then you may have to go quick as it may b ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Ritz
45 years experience Dentistry
Infection: The glands are lymph nodes. They are factories that produce antibidies. When they work overtime, as in the case of an infection, they swell and become ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: It's usually injury, infection, or inflammation.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
Poor circulation: Retention of fluids in the extremeties is frequently the cause of poor circulation which can be biologic issues or a lack of activity or even over act ... Read More
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Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Could be many things: I would recommend a visit to your primary md or an ENT if this feeling doenst resolve. The most common reason i come across is reflux.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Swollen tonsils: Anything that irritates your tonsils will make them swell. Highest on the list is recent viral exposure, followed by acid reflux, nasal congestion, an ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: It's usually injury, infection, or inflammation.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Call your doctor: This forum is inadequate to appropriately tackle this question. Call your doctor.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several things: Many things could be wrong, but all of them require a MD visit to see the problem for themselves.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Possibilities: Injury, infection, gout, arthritis or vascular problem are some.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Diet: Most commonly it's a dietary cause. If it persists, you should call your doctor.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Your neck: Thank you for the question. There are many potential causes, but among the most common is the irritation of a nerve in the neck. The term "cervical ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Infection / allergy: Swelling of the upper eyelid could be from an infected oil gland or skin glan, from a blocked oil gland (stye or chalazion), from allergy, from an ins ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Not directly: But indirectly possibly. Perhaps you did not brush or floss. Maybe you smoked a lot, etc, and these things can cause sore gums.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Few causes: A systemic disease like diabetes. Side effects of certain medications or chemotherapy treatments.. One can have carpal tunnel in the hands and tarsal ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: It could be from a variety of reasons from eating too make hard chips, to food allergies to gum disease to vitamin deficiency.I would go have your PC ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Get it evaluated: How do you know it is your ovaries? See your doctor.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: Venous insufficiency, lymphedema, injury and congestive heart failure are some. See your physician for full evaluation. Yes it may be serious but may ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Swollen elbow: May be a number of things including bursitis from trauma local skin infection or more serious injury and arthritis. Would be advisable to see physicia ... Read More
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