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why does my tongue hurt so bad

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not sure: Please give more details...Any changes in color? Any lesions? Any swelling? There is a condition called burning mouth syndrome that can be quite bothe ... Read More

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See dentist /doctor: I do not believe your sore tongue is related to the tonsils thus you need to consult your dentist to find out to get check for things like malocclusio ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tongue: infection may cause tongue pain. Some people are clenchers at night which can cause local tongue trauma. You should check it out
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tongue: Hard to tell from your description. May be infectious or trauma.. Suggest you see an ENT to check it out
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
So many factors..: Really can't tell over the internet. See a local dentist for evaluation.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure: But raynaud's phenomena can affect the nipple ; be very painful.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
42 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
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Pain with urination: You need to be more specific, but urination should not be painful. See your pcp.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anhkiet Tran
14 years experience Urgent Care
Head hurts: Some common conditions that can cause headache are migraine, tension headache, sinus headache, coffee or alcohol withdraw, high blood pressure, diabe ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
There are so many: reasons, including stomach ulcer, but i would never guess. I would make appointment to see your primary care doctor who might suggest you start Zantac ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
See your doctor: For your best answer to this one, you need to be seen and examined by your doctor. There are lots of possible causes for pain in your side.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience General Practice
Lot of reasons: Weight, poor posture, injury, overuse, bony misalignment, disorder of the spinal disc, muscular strain are some reasons. Please seek professional hel ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
The Flu Season: You have an infection. If you are not feverish and if the pain is manageable you can wait and watch how your symptoms progress. Good rest and good h ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/c ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Try moving: While indoors where it is warm before going outside. http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/features/weather_and_pain?page=3.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
21 years experience Dentistry
Teeth hurt: You may be breathing heavy that is causing dry mouth, but you may have underlying dental issues, see a dentist for an evaluation asap.
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: It is likely due to post nasal drip from allergies at this time of the year, but it could also be a chronic tonsillitis or similar infection. Your do ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Impossible : To know with such common and broad symptoms. . You should be formally evaluate.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Cramping: There is some normal cramping that occurs during periods; however, if it is severe pain, you should get evaluated for endometriosis, where some endome ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Itchy nose: May be simply a matter of dry air, common with heaters & heating systems. Try running a vaporizer &/or using saline nasal spray/gel to moisten the nas ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Krantz
8 years experience Dentistry
Muscles: The attachments of the tongue muscle [and the tongue is essentially one large muscle covered with sensory tissue] is in the back of the throat and in ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not sure: There are so many different causes for your symptoms. You really need to see your healthcare provider to sort out the reasons for your symptoms.
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