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swollen side of tongue

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Dr. Victor Kopyev
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Check your thyroid: Might be due to hypoactive thyroid.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
28 years experience Family Medicine
Get it looked at: How long has it been there? Does it hurt? Itch? Bleed? Are you a smoker? Do you chew tobacco? Let your family doctor check it out.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Bite,allergy,infect,: Perhaps you bit it and it got swollen; perhaps allergy to something you ate, or a medicine (prescribed or otc); or a small break in the tongue mucous membrane and infection set in; may be an entity called glossitis, an inflammation without clear cause. Usually it is self-limited problem, and nonspecific rx, warm saline gargles, antihistamine helps. If persists, dentist, oral surgeon, or ENT doc.
Answered on Feb 9, 2016
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