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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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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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Dr. John Van der Werff
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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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Dr. Joel Doyon
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Dr. John Thaler
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Consistently moderately swollen mandibular jaw on one side and tongue. Can they be connected? No pain or warmth (could it still be infection without?)

Consistently moderately swollen mandibular jaw on one side and tongue. Can they be connected? No pain or warmth (could it still be infection without?)

See Oral Surgeon: This is not a normal occurrence. See your Oral Surgeon ASAP during the next week. Requires further investigation which may include CT scan. Very important to get this checked. Do not wait. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Robin Merlino
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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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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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Dr. John Munshower
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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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Dr. David Martin
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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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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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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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