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My Tongue Feels Bigger Today What Might Cause That
Inflammation: If you have normal blood pressure at age 34, then your tongue may be swollen from inflammatory causes such as temperature or chemical triggers in hot spices. You may have a food allergy causing the tongue to swell. Some people take blood pressure medications in the class called ace inhibitors like lisinopril. There is a condition called angioneurotic edema of the tongue due to an enzyme deficiency. ...Read more
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
Taste Buds: These are taste buds and they are supposed to look big and ugly and irregular. This is normal. ...Read more
The back of my tongue is shedding skin and there are a few big bumps on it what has caused this to happen?
What causes geographic tongue? My dentist told me I have geographic tongue, but said it was not a big deal. Is this caused by me not taking care of my oral health? Should i be brushing my tongue?
It's harmless: Geographic tongue affects about 2% of the us population. It is a harmless alteration of the cells on the surface of the tongue. It's cause is unknown, but it can run in families so it probably has a genetic component. Geographic tongue is not a result of poor oral hygiene. Brushing the tongue is an important part of oral hygiene especially to prevent halitosis. ...Read more
What could possibly cause big bumps on back of tongue and red sore throat. Some white spots on throat. No fever. same symptoms for over 6 mo or more?
Ent doc: With symptoms present for that duration, see an ENT doc for exam. ...Read more
My right side of my throat hurts So I looked at it and I have big bumps on the back of my tongue that hurt really bad, It scares me cause it hurts really bad to swallow and I don't it to be anything serious I've been super tired lately and my ear hurts an
See your doctor: You should see a doctor right away. There are many causes for sore throat and some require treatment with antibiotics. This includes strep throat and more rare conditions such as an abscess beside a tonsil. Other causes of sore throat are viruses including mononucleosis. A doctor can determine what kind of treatment is needed. You could also get dehydrated if you aren't able to swallow. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Braces come in various sizes and shapes. The fact that you have large teeth and a small mouth may influence the treatment plan but should not cause problems for you other than opening wide enough for the orthodontist to work on you. The larger teeth allow a longer distance between the braces which will make the movements more efficient and allow for better cleaning ability. ...Read more
I had surgery years ago in my mouth for a big Mucocele I had, and now my scar causes me a mild pain. Why would that be?
Can a bad bad tooth cause, trouble urinating.. Weight loss and a lot of back pain. Been in mouth for three yrs its black one side, big lump high gum?
I am not aware of anything that causes pain in the tongue. Can you be more specific about what kind of pain, and what you ate?
You could have a small taste bud which is degenerating and causing a little pain, or you could also have a canker sore. ...Read more
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My frenulum hurts like crazy. Whenever I move my tongue it hurts, this started happening today. What caused this and what should I do?
Salivary duct stone?: Could be a stone blocking the salivary duct. Best to have it examined. Ok to start with primary care. Ask if a referral to an ENT specialist is appropriate. Hope his helps! ...Read more
Im swellen in a diff place everyday I don't know what's the problem today my tongue only the right side is swollen what is this caused by so is my right foot?
Get evaluated: I suggest you see an internist for a work up. ...Read more
What can cause the veins under the tongue to swell? My dentist noticed this today and was concerned, but did rule out cancer.
See: Your dentist or ENT to have your tongue examined and evaluated to determine first if it is truly large or thick and if so, why? A complete medical and dental history and personal clinical examination is needed in order to correctly answer your question. ...Read more
Is it sudden? Are you drooling ,having difficulty speaking or swallowing? Could be allergic reaction to food or other material, take a benedryl ( if not allergic to it) and seek medical attention immediately in ER.
Long term thickening can be due to acromegaly, thyroid disease, amylodosis. See a doctor ...Read more
Tongue Pain: Tongue pain can be caused by trauma (sharp food - like a chip or fishbone), ulcer from infection or tumor, burn, etc... Examination of the tongue should give you a good idea of the cause. Is there a cut, ulcer, or object seen? Feeling the tongue can give you an idea of a mass that is under the surface. Persistant symptoms or a mass/ulcer warrant an eval with your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Hard, painless knot inside my tongue, on the right side in the front. Feels pretty big, what could it be?
Need oral surgeon: Could be a cyst or tumor- i stongly advise oral surgicial evaluation. ...Read more
Geographic tongue: You are probably referring to a condition called "geographic tongue" or migratory glossitis. It is a benign condition, due to personal variation. It leaves splotchy areas that look like a map, and actually move around over time. No treatment is needed, nor is there anything that can be done. You tongue will just have extra character! ...Read more
The tip of my tongue feels tingly or like it was burnt, when it wasn't. What is the cause? No other symptoms.
Tongue: Irritability or low grade inflammation of the tongue or superficial nerves of the tongue could be due to vitamin deficiency or intolerance to toothpaste,mouth wash, or may be of unknown cause. If this persists or worsens you could consult the oral pathology department at a dental school for full evaluation. ...Read more
The tip of my tongue feels like there's a small cut there, it's not visible though. Slight discomfort when i move it. Causes? Help.
Cut/burn: You probably cut or burned your tongue. Should heal spontaneously. Salt water rinses may help. If not getting better in 2-3 days call your dentist. ...Read more
My tongue feels like it's been scalded on the right middle side. But i haven't burned it. What would cause it. Us been like this a week now.
Check for VOCs: While potentially any toxin, pathogen or allergen could cause such sensations, the first thing I would check for when there is a burning symptom is the presence of VOCs, VOCs are remedied by Systemic Formula's Chem Detox homeopathic remedy. ...Read more
On the back of my tongue I feel there's a cut. I didn't notice until I began to move my tongue. What caused it maybe? And how do I make it go away?
Many possibilities: Including trauma and infection. If it has persisted more than a few days get it looked at by a dentist. If it is brand new, see if it settles down fairly soon but if it lasts for 2 weeks, you really need to get it evaluated professionally. ...Read more
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