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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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My son had soreness on one side of his tongue, which followed a swollen roof of mouth. Now has off and on sore throat and swollen gland on one side .

My son had soreness on one side of his tongue, which followed a swollen roof of mouth.  Now has off and on sore throat and swollen gland on one side .

Evaluation needed: It would be prudent for your son to see a physician to determine the cause of these symptoms and then appropriate treatment if necessary. It could be a viral or bacterial infection or something else. Only a personal clinical examination can accurately determine the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Why am i getting a swollen tongue on one side only?

Why am i getting a swollen tongue on one side only?

Swollen tongue: Impossible to say without an examination. A swollen tongue can occur due to injury, different diseases, or tumors. See your dentist, an oral surgeon, or an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Yesterday i did a transesof. Echocard.Even though today my throat hurts, feel it a little swollen and the palate to one side of the tongue too.Normal?

Yesterday i did a transesof. Echocard.Even though today my throat hurts, feel it a little swollen and the palate to one side of the tongue too.Normal?

TEE: It is normal to have some mild throat irritation after such a procedure. If it persists or worsens you should be evaluated by your doc. ...Read more

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Gave oral sex 4 months ago day after bump on side of tongue now 1 on each side sometimes able to see and other times not. Left tonsil looks swollen?

Gave oral sex 4 months ago day after bump on side of tongue now 1 on each side sometimes able to see and other times not. Left tonsil looks swollen?

Get exam: If you are concerned for a possible sti/std, it is important to get an evaluation and possible testing by a dr. To determine what the bump is and if your tonsils are infected requiring treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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2 lumps in mouth their far apart.1 inside tongue 1 in cheek upper molars my sore throat has went away but left side of neck feels swollen.Oral cancer?

2 lumps in mouth their far apart.1 inside tongue 1 in cheek upper molars my sore throat has went away but left side of neck feels swollen.Oral cancer?

Oral lesion: At 16 years old, it is highly doubtful that you have cancer. There can be some lesions which might need excision. See an ENT or oral surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Swollen side of tongue ?

Swollen side of tongue
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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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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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