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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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My bottom lip is swollen on one side. I used to bite my lip. I stopped now, but the swelling from before won't subside. It's been a couple years.

My bottom lip is swollen on one side. I used to bite my lip. I stopped now, but the swelling from before won't subside. It's been a couple years.

Seek a dental eval: Your brief hx stated that you have a lip swelling that was atributed to trauma from a biting habit. Unfortunately, one can develop a fribroma from trauma. A benign fibrous lesion that leaves the appearance of swelling. Please have a professional evaluation to rule out any other potential underlying issues. ...Read more

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My bottom lip is swollen on only one side. It's because i used to chew on my bottom lip. I stopped now but the swelling from before is still there.

My bottom lip is swollen on only one side. It's because i used to chew on my bottom lip. I stopped now but the swelling from before is still there.

Salivary gland?: There are ancillary salivary glands in the lip. If over time the habit of lip biting or sucking may have caused an extravasation cyst or disruption of the salivary gland and may stay swollen. Sometimes they will resorb over time; sometimes it requires surgical excision by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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My bottom lip is swollen on only one side. I know the reason, it's because I have a tendency to chew on my bottom lip. How do I reduce the swelling?

My bottom lip is swollen on only one side. I know the reason, it's because I have a tendency to chew on my bottom lip. How do I reduce the swelling?

Compresses: First see someone who can help you with the habit of traumatizing your lip because of stress or anxiety. For the swelling try some compresses. If it does not resolve see a doctor. ...Read more

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One side of my lip is so swollen and it's embarrassing, what can I use for this?

One side of my lip is so swollen and it's embarrassing, what can I use for this?

Lip edema: this is angioneurotic edema..allergic reaction to some medication or food. it will get better at the end of the day, to prevent this from happening again try to find out the cause . ( ACE inhibitors like enalapril/lisinopril ) frequently cause this ...Read more

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I had fat transfer done in my lips but one side is more swollen then other, by a lot! is this normal and does it mean that side will heal bigger?

I had fat transfer done in my lips but one side is more swollen then other, by a lot! is this normal and does it mean that side will heal bigger?

Asymmetric Lip Aug: It is highly unlikelyt that the surgeon injected you unevenly and the difference you are currently experiencing may be due to post operative swelling which is greatest in the first four days following fat transfer. This is likely to improve. However, contact your surgeon to ensure that this is not due to bleeding. Positional changes, such as the way you sleep at night, could make it worse. Use ice. ...Read more

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What can it be below one side of my virgina lip is swollen especailly after sex, ?

What can it be below one side of my virgina lip is swollen especailly after sex, ?

Bartholins gland : A swelling on one side low outside the vagina is a Bartholin's gland cyst. They commonly flare after sex. The duct opening is blocked. During sex the gland secretes fluid. So the fluid is backing up and causing the gland to swell. Applying heat for 10 minutes 2-4 times daily will help. Soaking in a bath also helps. If it continues to cause trouble, it may need to be draining and reopened. ...Read more

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My lip on my mouth swollen.. it starts out itching then it swells please help it's embarrassing cause it's on one side?

My lip  on my mouth swollen.. it starts out itching then it swells please help it's embarrassing cause it's on one side?

Angioedema: This is an allergic reaction to something internal or external and you have to try eliminating one thing at a time in an attempt to find the culprit which may be a food, temperature,makeup,etc. Taking an antihistamine like benadryl(causes drowsiness) or Claritin (loratadine) usually helps the angioedema recede or prevents it. See an allergist if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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It seems like one side of my vaginal lips is swollen to the point where it is uncomfortable to sit down. No foul odor or unusual discharge. Help?

It seems like one side of my vaginal lips is swollen to the point where it is uncomfortable to sit down. No foul odor or unusual discharge. Help?

Need examination: This could be due to mechanical irritation or it could be an infection. You could have vulvo-vaginal yeast infection, for example, which could cause this even in the absence of a vaginal discharge. Many other potential causes. Need an examination to diagnosis this one. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a cold sore one side of my lip is very swollen?

Comfortable: Anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time. ...Read more

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I took one dose of tAmiflu and side effects are horrible. Irregular heartbeat, sweats, lips feel swollen but are not, edgy hb races when I stand up. ?

I took one dose of tAmiflu and side effects are horrible.  Irregular heartbeat, sweats, lips feel swollen but are not, edgy hb races when I stand up. ?

Recommendation : Some people can not tolerate Tamiflu. You are one of them. Please, never try it again. Any flu required a lot of fluids, and many OTC medication can be helpful. I always tell my patient about this terrible side effect of Tamiflu when prescribing this medicine. ...Read more

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One side of my lip swollen ...firstly i got pimple....and i got chalazion on eye also ...what to do?

One side of my lip swollen ...firstly i got pimple....and i got chalazion on eye also ...what to do?

Needs to be checked: Your lip swelling started with a pimple and got swollen and you have a cyst like swelling you think it is chalazion.The lip swelling may be due either an insect bite or an infection in that area of lip and may or may not related to selling of eyelid which you call chalazion . I suggest you consult your family doctor asap to find what it is and treat appropriately ...Read more

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My one side cheek and upper lip swollen from past 5 month.i am having medicines- betnesol and atarax (hydroxyzine) 25 mg.if I will nt take for 1 day.again swilling ?

My one side cheek and upper lip swollen from past 5 month.i am having medicines- betnesol and atarax (hydroxyzine) 25 mg.if I will nt take for 1 day.again swilling ?

See Allergist: Could be suffering from chronic idiopathic or spontaneous angioedema (swelling). ACE inhibitors can cause this as well. Aspirin and NSAID's (such as ibuprofen or Alleve) can sometimes cause flares. Daily high dose antihistamines are first line treatment however if you are not well controlled on this regimen see Allergist for further workup, make sure not hereditary or acquired angioedema. ...Read more

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My 88 year old mother had a tooth filled this morning and now the one side of her lip is swollen. What can we do to reduce swelling?

My 88 year old mother had a tooth filled this morning and now  the one side of her lip is swollen. What can we do to reduce swelling?

Cold compress: Sounds like there was some trauma to the lip while it was numb. The best treatment is a cold compress to the area. A zip lock bag with ice and wraped in a thin towel will be helpful. (10 minutes on/ 10 minutes off for the evening ) a non-steroidal anti inflamatory would also be helpful if she can take that. (ie: asprin or ibuprofen). ...Read more

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After sex my vagina got swollen and then the next day i had sex again and it start to burn like if got bruised in one side of my inner vagina lip. Why?

After sex my vagina got swollen and then the next day i had sex again and it start to burn like if got bruised in one side of my inner vagina lip. Why?

Abrasion/Bruising: You may have an abrasion, essentially a friction burn. Also, with vigorous activity, you might have some bruising. Be sure you are well lubricated, either from foreplay or a water-soluble lubricant (e.g., KY jelly). Also, be sure your partner is gentle enough not to harm your fragile genital tissues. Finally, if you are sore "down there, " you might refrain from activity until you are fully healed. ...Read more

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Headace and it feels that her one side of her head is swollen?

Headace and it feels that her one side of her head is swollen?

Migraine?: A common cause of one sided headache is migraine syndrome, which can also cause a sense of fullness on one side of the head. There are many other possible causes. If headaches are a significant concern, please see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a small movable lump on lower left head slightly from the back center, I dont have any symptoms,its just felt that my left side is more swollen than the right one?

I have a small movable lump on lower left head slightly from the back center, I dont have any symptoms,its just felt that my left side is more swollen than the right one?

BetterGetItChecked: It may be a cyst or a lipoma(fatty tumor)But we can not say exactly what it is without examination.I suggest you have it checked by your doctor to make the diagnosis and to know if it needs to be incised ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause the indent on the side of my head to be swollen? There uneven it's been like that for a while one side comes out more then the other is it something serious?

Can TMJ cause the indent on the side of my head to be swollen? There uneven it's been like that for a while one side comes out more then the other is it something serious?

See a TMJ dentist: Possible displacement of the disk can cause harm to the joint. A TMJ work -up maybe recommended. The sooner the treatment, the better to prevent further damage. ...Read more

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My tongue is swollen, but only on one side (the right), and especially on the bottom where it is connected to my mouth. what should i do? benedryl?

My tongue is swollen, but only on one side (the right), and especially on the bottom where it is connected to my mouth. what should i do? benedryl?

Good 1st step: Tongue swelling can be due to many reasons but when it doubt taking benadryl (diphenhydramine) is good first choice if no medical reasons to avoid antihistamines. If this has been ongoing for awhile there may be a blockage at the salivary glands or even the veins that drain that side of the tongue. This should be seen by MD very soon to help determine what the cause if. If problems breathing or rapid swelling - ER! ...Read more

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My wifes swollen tonge on one side and a dry mouth?

My wifes swollen tonge on one side and a dry mouth?

Swollen tongue: This could be due to trauma, allergy, infection or other cause. See you dentist or medical doctor to be evaluated. You did not say how long you have had this. If interfering with airway or increasing go to emergency room immediately ...Read more

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What causes swollen gums on one side of mouth?

What causes swollen gums on one side of mouth?

Infection?: Swollen gums are most likely due to an infection, which could be from several sources. It warrants an immediate visit to the dentist to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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If one lymph node on the back, right side of head is swollen and painful where is it possibly fighting an infection from. Sinus?

If one lymph node on the back, right side of head is swollen and painful where is it possibly fighting an infection from. Sinus?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more