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A 22-year-old female asked:

red and swollen tongue, with lots of pain. no meds, no different foods, no changes that couldve brought this. could it be caused by thrush?

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Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Small chance: Usually with thrush though the distinguishing factor is a white wipe-able coating from the tongue or other areas of the mouth. And usually it doesn't affect a healthy individual unless oral hygiene is really poor and/or the person is under a lot of stress. There are lots of reasons for a swollen red tongue. Get it examined as soon as possible.
Dr. Joel Doyon
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
See PCP: Possible. Best way to determine is to see physician to examine you and do testing.

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Last updated May 9, 2015

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