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I have a strange tongue pain from out of nowhere my tongue just started hurting all of a sudden for no reason. The back of my tongue hurts whenever I move it, and it especially hurts to swallow. Last week I had a 103 fever and a sore throat, but they we

I have a strange tongue pain from out of nowhere my tongue just started hurting all of a sudden for no reason. The back of my tongue hurts whenever I move it, and it especially hurts to swallow. Last week I had a 103 fever and a sore throat, but they we

See someone!: Whatever it is, it needs to be properly diagnosed. The difficulty will be determining who can diagnose it since the symptoms you described can be something a dentist, physician, neurologist, etc. Handles. I would start with either the dentist or physician, whoever can see you first, and go from there. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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


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I am experiencing difficulty swallowing. How do I know if my tonsils are bad my tonsils are touching my tongue and it hurts when I sallow.?

I am experiencing difficulty swallowing. How do I know if my tonsils are bad my tonsils are touching my tongue and it hurts when I sallow.?

Time 2 c ur doctor: That's why they are there, to help you with your health, you may need Rx medicines, good luck ...Read more

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What to do if I have sore tongue and it hurts to swallow and talk.?

What to do if I have sore tongue and it hurts to swallow and talk.?

See MD or DDS: There are many potential causes... Seek help from a dentist, oral surgeon and/or physician... Do not procrastinate please, occasionally it can be serious... ...Read more

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I just got over bronchitis and my tonsils are still swollenand really hurts to swallow now I have a lump on the back of my tongue and hurts to swallow?

I just got over bronchitis and my tonsils are still swollenand really hurts to swallow now I have a lump on the back of my tongue and hurts to swallow?

Get it looked at...: If the pain on swallowing and swollen tonsils get worse, see your doctor since it may hinder breathing, requiring immediate attention. Additionally, a healthcare professional can help you with your symptoms and assess for other things such as postnasal drip, mononucleosis, retropharyngeal abscess, and others, depending on the specifics of your case. ...Read more

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I had a bad sinus infection that cleared up. Now I have very bad dull pain on back of tongue and underside of neck. Hurts to swallow. What is it?

I had a bad sinus infection that cleared up. Now I have very bad dull pain on back of tongue and underside of neck. Hurts to swallow. What is it?

Glands: The sinus infection may have cleared up you sinuses. But your glands aid in helping. It sounds like your glands have become infected/inflamed. See you doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 18, pharyngitis that doesn't seem to go away. Swollen taste buds on tongue and tonsil (right) that has sores on it and hurts to swallow? Cancer?

I'm 18, pharyngitis that doesn't seem to go away. Swollen taste buds on tongue and tonsil (right) that has sores on it and hurts to swallow? Cancer?

Not cancer, but: You need to have it checked out. You are really too young and symptoms too quick on onset tothink it's cancer. As a young adult female, considerations include strept throat, as well as gonorrhea, mono, or other viral infection such as primary HIV infection if you have been sexually active without using protection recently. In the meantime, try gargling with salt water or use Listerine. ...Read more

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Hi, had a flu and it is better but it hurts to swallow, the back of my tongue is painful constantly and so are my ears with no redness?

Hi, had a flu and it is better but it hurts to swallow, the back of my tongue is painful constantly and so are my ears with no redness?

May be inflamed: "Flu" is the condition caused by the influenza virus with symptoms of runny nose, fever, sore throat and cough. However, lay people tend to call the ailment that causes vomiting and diarrhea flu also. If you had vomiting with your bout of flu, it would not be unusual to have persistent inflammation in the esophagus, back of throat and tongue with referred pain to the ears for a couple of days. ...Read more

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The back of my tongue (left side) is extremely sore, it hurts to swallow. The pain is not in my throat, just in one side of my tongue.?

Well: Could be a few things the most common would be an apthus ulcer or herpes of the mouth or viral infection. Consult primary care doctor or Healthtap visit for a specific diagnosis treatment ...Read more

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Scratchy, sore throat, that feels like there's scabs hurts to swallow or extend tongue. Any ideas for a cure or what it may be?

Scratchy, sore throat, that feels like there's scabs hurts to swallow or extend tongue. Any ideas for a cure or what it may be?

See a Dr.: It is better to see a dr. And get the throat swabbed to determine what kind of bacteria or other infection, if at all, you are suffering. To take the antibiotic may do nothing, help or mask what you really have. Don't take chances. ...Read more

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Had a sore throat for 2 weeks. An urgent care said it was prob viral and gave me nothing. Hurts to swallow or stick out my tongue. Should I go back?

Had a sore throat for 2 weeks. An urgent care said it was prob viral and gave me nothing. Hurts to swallow or stick out my tongue. Should I go back?

Doctor can re-check: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat illness is bothersome (as in this case), recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat or a tonsillar abscess). ...Read more

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Really bad Headaches, throat hurts when swallowing, lumps on tongue, sore throat, feel like I'm going to pass out or vomit! ?

Really bad Headaches, throat hurts when swallowing, lumps on tongue, sore throat, feel like I'm going to pass out or vomit! ?

Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat illness is bothersome (as in this case), recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Have ulcer like thing under tongue and on cheek hurts my tongues white back of throat looks white swallow glands hard to sawllow not sore throat?

Have ulcer like thing under tongue and on cheek hurts my tongues white back of throat looks white swallow glands hard to sawllow not sore throat?

Herpes? Other virus?: A first oral infection with herpes simplex virus could cause a combination of multiple ucers in the mouth and white exudate in the throat. Have you been been exposed, e.g. kissing someone with oral herpes or oral sex on genital? Other viruses can cause ulcers in the mouth, usually also other symptoms like diarrhea. Any fever? Get care ASAP; if herpes, effective Rx must be started soon. ...Read more

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Throat is killing me. Hard to swallow, fever, lethargic, sore throat, mouth/tongue also hurts. Best over-the-counter remedies?

Throat is killing me. Hard to swallow, fever, lethargic, sore throat, mouth/tongue also hurts. Best over-the-counter remedies?

See below: Consider using acetominophen for the fever and cepacol for the sore throat and naproxen and claritin (loratadine) for the illnesss. See your provider if things worsen. ...Read more

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I have a red sore under my tongue, near my back tooth. It hurts to swallow and talk as well. There is also a white patch in my throat near it.?

I have a red sore under my tongue, near my back tooth. It hurts to swallow and talk as well. There is also a white patch in my throat near it.?

You get them often?: Aphateous ulcer or canker sore almost always starts as a red spot then white patchy or develops a tingling or burning sensation before any other symptoms are obvious. If you have a canker sore, your mouth will feel painful. Usually heals on its own within 10 to 14 days. To be sure see your doctor or dentist. ...Read more

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I have had a severe sore throat/ tongue for 3, days it hurts so bad that my ear aches to swallowing feels like sand paper yawning hurts throat cancer?

I have had a severe sore throat/ tongue for 3, days it hurts so bad that my ear aches to swallowing feels like sand paper yawning hurts throat cancer?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help lessen pain. ...Read more

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What should I do about a swelling in my mouth, it hurts to swallow. It is a very small swelling but still hurts.

What should I do about a swelling in my mouth, it hurts to swallow. It is a very small swelling but still hurts.

See a doctor: Without pictures or an exam it is impossible to tell. It could be ulcers, dental problems or an infection that needs antibiotics... ...Read more

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Bright red back of mouth, small bumps, hurts to swallow. Also, roof of mouth has a yellowish tint.

Bright red back of mouth, small bumps, hurts to swallow. Also, roof of mouth has a yellowish tint.

Throat: Sounds like you have an infection. You need to have a culture done to make sure its not bacterial ...Read more

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Tonsils are infected. Hurts to swallow now my cheek hurts and can't open my mouth. Is this part of the infection?

Tonsils are infected. Hurts to swallow now my cheek hurts and can't open my mouth. Is this part of the infection?

Yes: If you have pain bad enough that it is interfering with opening your mouth then you need to see a doctor today. You could have an abscess forming in or behind the tonsil and that is a very serious infection. ...Read more

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I have been having trouble with my wisdom tooth for two now and my lymph node is swollen on my left side so is my cheek. Hurts to swallow, open mouth?

I have been having trouble with my wisdom tooth for two now and my lymph node is swollen on my left side so is my cheek. Hurts to swallow, open mouth?

Infection: Not sure why you have not seen a dentist, but you are putting your health and life in danger. See an oral surgeon asap sounds like an infection. These get bad fast! ...Read more

Dr. John Comisi
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Difficulty Swallowing (Definition)

Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before, or after the swallow depending on the problem ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sore Throat (Definition)

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