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Area Under Tongue Swollen
Right side of the area under my tongue swollen slightly, hurts to chew. Corresponding bump on throat, ball of pus under tongue what is this?
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Need evaluation: You need to have your tongue examined by a healthcare professional to determine what is causing the discoloration and swelling, and have the appropriate treatment prescribed. ...Read more
I have a couple small eroded areas on my tongue. They aren't swollen and they're painless. What is the most likely diagnosis?
Tongue Lesions: Greetings. The most likely diagnosis would probably be traumatic bites that would occur while you are asleep. Especially if they are in the areas of denal occlusion. Viral oropharyngitis and glossitis also possible. Seeing your ENT will surely help identify the etiology. Good Luck ...Read more
Floor of mouth: The most prominent structure in the floor of the mouth is the openings to the ducts for the submandibular glands. Sometimes the saliva glands can get infected or obstructed with a stone and swell. This is most common with dehydration. If painful or there is a lump there see an ent. If slightly swollen could try increased fluid intake and sucking on hard candy. ...Read more
My tongue has felt numb for 3-4 wks. Looked at it close today and some buds seem swollen and some missing. Areas red too? What is that?
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 this is only a guess and not a definitive diagnosis, it warrants you actually seeing a dentist to giving you an accurate diagnosis, as there are many other conditions that it might be, some of them requiring treatment. Numbness is a concern. ...Read more
Small Fibroma removed from tip of my tongue yesterday w/stitches too. Today my tongue is swollen in and around the that area. Is this common/normal?
Not common: Lesions of tip of tongue or dorsal surface are essentially benign. In the anterior 2/3 of tongue, malignancies only arise on lateral edge. When lesion excised, I assume under local, the sutures usually control the incision with minimal swelling. I suspect because of vascularity of area that a suture may have caught a blood vessel and swelling is a hematoma. As such warm gargles may help ...Read more
Small Fibroma removed from tip of my tongue yesterday w/sutures too. Today my tongue is minimally swollen in and around that area. Is this common/no?
Of course, cutting: Tissue to remove tissue means creating damage (partially controlled) to tissue & capillaries, thus leaking cut blood vessels, damaged cells & cellular debris attracting white blood cells to clean-up the debris are all inherent, health (hopefully) restoring processes which create swelling & possible resulting tenderness/pain. Key to good surgery: minimizing collateral damage in ways easing healing. ...Read more
Small swollen area on side of tongue. Is this oral herpes? No pain or outbreaks outside the mouth.
Taste buds on right tip of tongue swollen and feels like that area was burned (is burning) occurred after using act mouth wash.
I have developed a swollen glad, my gums in the are have swollen up and my tongue is swelling in the area too. I am in excruciating pain. Pharmacist gave me genpayne and vari miconazole. My usual doctor is closed for the day.?
Dentist: You may have a gum infection. You would be better served by seeking treatment with a General Dentist or gum specialist Periodontist rather than a pharmacist or a physician. ...Read more
Sore tongue/jaw for 2 days. Pain when eating/swallowing. Tonight I notice a swollen, red area under tongue at frenum (size of grape). What should I do?
See a dentist: See a dentist to determine whether it is an infection or something else. You may have one or multiple dental problems. Only a dentist can determine what is going on and what treatment is necessary. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
teeth bitten trauma: First we need to know the nature of the swelling and if the swelling is painful how long. So it can be just from trauma or from growth. Sometime sharp edge of tooth or partial prosthetic that cause ulcer and it grow to tumor. It might need biopsy to diagnose the lesion. ...Read more
Abnormity possible: If any size of white spots showed in the oral vavity for some times and you knew that it was not there before, it might be a pathologic lesion and need your attention especially when you noticed a combined swelling. Seeing an oral surgeon or a physician is suggested. ...Read more
Missing teeth: If you are missing back teeth your tongue can get bigger and fill this space. ...Read more
My girlfriend woke up with the bottom of her tongue swollen and hurting badly. What could this be symptoms of?
My wife has a swollen growth at the side of tongue what could be responsible and what can cure it? Regards and thanks in advance
Oral surgeon: Your wife needs to have the growth evaluated. It may be nothing serious, but it can be, too. Smoker? Drinker? All factor into equation. Please call asap for appointment, even if there is no pain. The longer you wait, the more tissue will need to be removed if it has to be excised. ...Read more
Lately my tongue has been swollen to the point of making me slur my words, in addition to be abnormally cold. But not all the time?
My left tongue is swollen no pain it's been like this for about 10 months it's affecting my speech please help thank you oh it's getting worse?
See ENT specialist:
It is not clear if there is an infection or what the cause may be. In the interim gargle with warm salt water and see an ENT which are throat specialists
Awaken with left side of tongue swollen, stuck to side of check. Affects speech. Back to normal within a few hours. Happened x3 in a couple of months?
Have exam: This sounds like a small gland (like a sweat gland) on the side of the tongue might have a clogged duct which causes the swelling which then subsides as the duct slowly allows the fluid to drain. See an oral surgeon. ...Read more
Hard to tell: There are a number of causes and some questions that need answering, as well as a visualization before a diagnosis can be made. It can be an infection, a cyst, a blocked duct, or even a tumor. These types of problems need the attention of a local doctor. Please call an oral surgeon. ...Read more
See your dentist: See your dentist who can personally examine you, diagnose the cause and provide appropriate treatment (or refer you to an oral surgeon if necessary. It could be a host of things. The bump may be normal and unrelated to the swelling. ...Read more
Depends: check w DMD: There are red bumps on the top rear of a normal tongue called vallate papillae. They look different from the rest of the anatomy of that part of the tongue. However, without seeing the patient we can't be sure that's what you are referring to. Have a dentist check it out to be sure! ...Read more
Oral surgeon: Not sure but you should see an oral surgeon to determine what the problem is ...Read more
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