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my girlfriend woke up with the bottom of her tongue swollen and hurting badly. what could this be symptoms of?

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Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Many possibilities: Could be from a dental infection, could be from a salivary gland infection, could be a small stone trying to get out. She needs to see a doctor right away as infections in the floor of the mouth can be serious and spread.
Answered on Dec 14, 2014
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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
Many things: Could be a trauma, salivary stone, infection, cyst or tumor.--in that order of probability. Need history. What happened last night? Traumatic kissing/oral sex common. Pain w/ stones gets worse after eating. If not obvious, or no resolution in 2-3 days, see dentist for evaluation.
Answered on Sep 7, 2016
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