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Can you tell me is my swollen tongue caused by medication?

Can you tell me is my swollen tongue caused by medication?

Sorry, we can't: It might be. It could also be a food allergy, a growth, or an infection. This needs to be physically evaluated. Please call an oral surgeon for an appointment. ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me if a lot of my tastes buds are red and swollen, and a have a few painful white ones on the sides and on topp of my tongue. How can I get it to go away?

Can you tell me if a lot of my tastes buds are red and swollen, and a have a few painful white ones on the sides and on topp of my tongue. How can I get it to go away?

Hard to tell: Without seeing you it is hard to tell what is normal and what is pathological. I would suggest having a dentist look at you to give you a diagnosis. I have had many patients look at their tongue and tell me they have a problem and when I look at their tongue it looks normal... The pain could be a neurological condition... ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is going if I have white spit on my tongue and swelling and swollen white spot?

Can you tell me what is going if I have white spit on my tongue and swelling and swollen white spot?

Sorry, but no..: You will have to see a dentist for a personal one on one clinical exam. These types of questions cannot be properly or accurately answered over the internet. ...Read more

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I had a deep cleaning 8days ago the roof of my mouth is ao swollen im ready to jump out of a wind I went back to tell them they said its normal is it?

I had a deep cleaning 8days ago the roof of my mouth is ao swollen im ready to jump out of a wind I went back to tell them they said its normal is it?

Swollen palate: It is difficult to determine how a dental cleaning, deep or otherwise, could cause palatal swelling UNLESS you have advanced periodontal gum and bone disease and the instrumentation has induced an infection. If you have a fever or other symptoms (chills, nausea, etc) you may have an infection. In such cases, these findings are not "normal" and you need further treatment, possibly antibiotics. ...Read more

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Swollen side of tongue?

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

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Left side of tongue is swollen?

Left side of tongue is swollen?

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

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Why is my tongue white and swollen?

Why is my tongue white and swollen?

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

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It feels like my tongue is swollen why?

It feels like my tongue is swollen why?

Is this something...: Recent? Have you changed any of you dental hygiene products or regimen? Are you on any new medications? ...Read more

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I feel like my tongue is swollen and has been for several years?

I feel like my tongue is swollen and has been for several years?

Missing teeth: If you are missing back teeth your tongue can get bigger and fill this space. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the back of your tongue is a little swollen?

Inflamed lymph gland: In the back of your tongue is a group of lymphatic tissue that can get inflamed for a variety of reasons. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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?

If your tongue: Becomes visibly swollen, it could be an allergic reaction. If it is a sensation of swelling along with slurring of words, it could be something related to your brain. Have your doctor check it out again. ...Read more

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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?

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
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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?

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

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What could be causeing my tongue to be numb and swollen?

What could be causeing my tongue to be numb and swollen?

Many possibilities: I can give you some ideas, but a doctor needs to see you and examine you and know more about your history. Possibilities: allergy or angioedema; your tongue might feel swollen (with no true swelling) because of a nerve problem; neurologic issue like stroke, ms; tongue or oral cancer; infection like herpes, etc. If your tongue is swollen enough to affect your speech, get to a doctor immediately! ...Read more

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Why is underneath my tongue on left side swollen?

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

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I woke up and under my tongue is swollen I don't know why?

See your dentist: You should have this checked immediately. It is probably a minor problem, but could be caused by a clogged salivary duct or other less common reason. ...Read more

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I have a bump on side of tongue and its swollen underneath?

I have a bump on side of tongue and its swollen underneath?

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

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My tongue ring area has turned blackish and swollen, what to do?

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

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That thing under my tongue is swollen Do you know what that is?

Suspicious lump?: Regardless the cause... I would advise you to have the suspicious "thing"-lump under your tongue examined by a dentist or specialist (e.g. ENT, OFP). Any suspicious lump that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Underneath my tongue has been swollen x2 days should I be worried?

Underneath my tongue has been swollen x2 days should I be worried?

Swelling from?: Rather than worry, set up an appointment with your local dentist as soon as possible to see what's causing the swelling. If it continues to get worse and it's after hours, go to a 24\7 medical facility or the er of local hospital. If it's an infection, it can spread and cause serious complications. Don't wait, have it looked at right away. ...Read more

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Why is my tongue swollen with white painful "bumps" on the bottom?

Not sure: Are you describing canker sores on your tongue? Have you had issues with canker sores previously? Typically, a person with canker sores has had such a previous encounter with canker sores. ...Read more

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The bottom left part of my tongue is swollen, and hurts if I touch it.

The bottom left part of my tongue is swollen, and hurts if I touch it.

Not sure of your?: Need more information. Did you bite your tongue? Do you chew tobacco? Any dental problems? Tooth decay? ...Read more

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I have pain On the right back side of my tongue. It's Swollen and very painful.?

I have pain On the right back side of my tongue. It's Swollen and very painful.?

See a doctor: The only way in which this is going to be solved is to get somebody professional to look at it. Either a doctor or a dentist. Go soon and I hope this will clear up quickly. ...Read more