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Painful Swollen Incisive Papilla
I have a swollen foliate papillae on the left side of my tongue and it is slightly pointed like a skin tag. It is flesh colored and not very painful. I removed part of the top part myself. Should I be concerned?
It should clear: Up on it's own. Don't mess with it. See a dentist if it persists. ...Read more
Cysts/Two flavors: A pus producing mass may be covered with a cystic membrane, abscess. A developmental mass may have the same covering. It is highly possible there has been trauma to the area. Crust of bread, heat are two common sources. Once the papilla is swollen it is easy to hit it with the lower teeth and perpetuate the swelling. ...Read more
Underneath my tongue is swollen, not my tongue. (Bottom front of my mouth.) I think it's called sublingual papilla. Also the lymphnode is swollen.
Question?: Your issue can be an infection, a blocked salivary duct, or a growth. More information would be needed to properly diagnose. Swellings under the tongue can become dangerous if they rapidly grow since they can push your tongue backwards, causing airway blockage. Please have your self evaluated at once. ...Read more
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Hi there, can foliate papillae become cancerous??? Mine are swollen and inflamed many thanks. ....
Non-visable, painless swollen foliate papillae on one side. May have gotten worse. Been prodding it a lot, could that have irritated it? . Worried....
Tongue pain/swelling: Do you feel a bump in your tongue? Did you bite it.? Tell your pcp md. I think it is irritated, the question is from what - infection, inflammation, B12 deficiency, or tumor the top causes. Pain is bad as means big enough to pinch nerves along the way. See your dentist or dental surg or ENT or pcp md if not getting better. If any nodes in neck are sore and if you had a cough or cold, tell md. ...Read more
Fungus?: It's impossible to make a diagnosis based just on one sign. However, the majority of common white lesions of the tongue are fungal. It's usually "candidiasis, " or what you might call "thrush." that's not something that easily goes away by itself. You should see a dentist & get some medication. More importantly, your dentist needs to rule out other problems which are potentially dangerous. Get help. ...Read more
Is it normal to see the vallate papillae in a healthy tongue? Is it normal they look like swollen red bumps? Or is it an indication of something wrong when also having a white coated tongue?
Thrush: A swollen red tongue with a white coating sounds like thrush (yeast infection of the mouth and throat). This is very rare in an adult and is often a sign of another more serious health problem like HIV infection or uncontrolled diabetes. Please, please see your doctor to get checked out! ...Read more
20yo. Female. Do not drink or smoke. No HPV virus. Swollen foliate papillae that goes underneath tongue. Should I be worried about oral cancer?
Typically not: If the symptoms persist beyound a few days I would see a dentist for an evaluation. More than likely will resolve. In the interim make sure oral hygiene is good and perhaps get a rinse like peroxyl by colgate to try. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Noticed I've had swollen "circumvallate papillae" in the back of my throat. Happened after a viral infection but never seemed to go back to normal.?
It's impossible to make an accurate diagnosis without additional information and a visual examination.
If you are having swelling that has not subsided after 5-7 days, see your dentist or an ENT specialist for a clinical and visual examination. ...Read more
Have cold with swollen lymphs, woke up with pain on/under one cheekbone, very painful, any relation to cold?
Possibly: Colds may cause swollen lymph nodes but not as much as bacterial infection. If the swollen node is under the angle of your jaw it may also be caused by an infected tooth or possibly a sinus infection. If your cold worsens or you get a fever then see your doctor. If the cold goes away and the node gets better then they were likely related. ...Read more
Swollen anus after bm? After my bm my anus protrudes and is slightly painful. It feels like an inch or 2 of my anus has turned inside out.
Hemorrhoid: You've developed an external hemorrhoid. Talk to your doctor about treatment and prevention. ...Read more
My face is completely swollen and hard and painful by my cheeks and chin and getting. Worse n worse. It looked like a softball on my lower left side?
Swollen face: Perhaps, this is because of an infected tooth, but that's my pure guess without talking to you or seeing you. I think you should promptly see a doc in your area. ...Read more
2wks ago over stretched and fell, major pain right side under rib goes to back. Whole right side swollen and hard …painful all the time. Go see a dr?
Not a bad idea: If after 2 weeks pain is still quite severe and especially if the pain increases upon inspirations and prevents you from catching a nice full breath then, you'll want to know whether or not there was a rib fracture. For that you'll need an X-ray. If you'd like to discuss anything on a private consultation feel free to make an appointment with me by using Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
Noticed a bump on butt wed morning. Wed evening it was swollen about size of silver dollar and painful. By thur evening the swollen area had doubled.
Staph Infection: In an era where people are dying of staph infections and it is nearly a daily event to hear of these bad staph infections in the newspaper I am still astonished that people do not seek out medical care for this urgently. Please go to your physician today urgently! ...Read more
Diagnosed with chalazion on lower lid. Now upper and lower lid is swollen and painful. I have a lot of crust. No meds has worked. What could be wrong?
See your eye doctor: Probably you have a chalazion, or several, on your upper and lower eyelids. In some people these come out in groups. However, it is also possible that your eyelids have become infected, which is a more serious problem. You should be using warm wet compresses on your eye, and make an appointment to see your eye doctor. There are treatments to help, but you'll need a doctor to direct you. ...Read more
My top left bottocks is swollen and hurting what can it be? This is the third time that it has happend to me it goes away I ice it foe a week but is painflull
This is likely an inflammatory process and/or infectious process as well. Does it occur after exercise? If so it may be musculoskeletal/inflammatory in nature which is why it responds to ice. Ibuprofen or advil (ibuprofen) will also help. If the area is ever red, swollen, tender, and warm to the touch it may be cellulitis (bacterial skin infection) and requires a medical visit for antibiotic treatment.
Take care. ...Read more
My perineum is swollen, and painful to the touch. For 3 days now. It's not the 1st time probably the 3rd time and comes like every 6 months. Help pls. What could it be? How do I treat it from home?
Don't irritate area:
The simplest thing you could do is to not irritate the area any further. That means don't scratch the perineum and wear loose fitting undergarments like cotton underwear. This will require a little bit of will power but you will thank yourself later. You could also cut your finger nails just in case to prevent anymore irritation.
If this does not work than you could seek further medical help. ...Read more
Swollen lymph glands that are painful are usually a sign of infection or inflammation. In the groin it could be due to a small infection on the foot. In the neck, a throat, dental, allergy or virus.
The infections could be viral or bacterial. Sometime just irritation nearby can do it. Rarely cancer can be possible.
Get checked out. ...Read more
Etiology: A swollen knee without preceeding trauma may be related to a rheumatologic condition with asssociated arthritis, osteoarthritis with a flare, gout, pseudogout, infection, synovitis, or an osteochondral defect. Tumor is less likely. Swollen knee related to trauma may include fracture, torn ligaments or torn meniscus. There are so many possibilities you need to see your doctor for a proper exam. ...Read more
See a GYN MD: If the area is painful and swollen it could be infected, or a growth is present that can't be seen by yourself. You need to go see a GYN MD for assessment to determine exactly what is the problem. ...Read more
Crossbite: You may have a crossbite, which causes you to bite your tongue. Check with an orthodontist. ...Read more
Yes: See a doctor and have the finger evaluated. ...Read more
Painful hernia: A hernia that becomes 'trapped' or 'incarcerated' can become painful and swollen. It sounds like your umbilical hernia has recently changed from asymptomatic to symptomatic. This means it could be 'trapped' and you should see a doc now to get some treatment. The problem is, an infection can result and the hernia can 'burst' - so please go now to an ER and get some help. ...Read more
costochondritis: Costochondritis is an inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the breastbone, or sternum. The condition causes localized chest pain that you can reproduce by pushing on the cartilage in the front of your ribcage. Costochondritis is a relatively harmless condition and usually goes away without treatment. The cause is usually unknown. ...Read more
DECREASED blood flow:
You may have decreased flow! And needs to be checked soon. You may have a blockage in a large vessel in your leg (called p.A.D. Or peripheral vascular disease). Another cause in smokers is buergers syndrome (thromboangiitis obliterans) is a disease in which blood vessels of the both feet become blocked. Symptoms: pain cold, pale, red, or bluish toes.
An 'doppler ultrasound' may help in diagnosis. ...Read more
Urologist: Please see a urologist or at least a primary care physician promptly. ...Read more
Kidney stones: If you have kidney stones. The important thing is to identify the etiology. If related to GI managing the GI condition could help. If uric stones reducing uric acid. Increasing water intake and making sure parathyroid condition is not causing calcium stones. List of things to avoid and follow management with urologist ...Read more
Swollen finger: This is one area that you do not try to manage yourself. This is because of the blood supply which is terminal - this means that if the blood supply is stopped the finger will essentially die. Now if its swollen and red that means inflammation, this has to be evaluated and treated. Please see someone so that you can get proper treatment. ...Read more
Seek Evaluation: There are several categories of diagnoses related to generalized lymphadenopathy. Common things being common, a viral infection is possible. Lymphoma, leukemia, drug-associated, and bacterial infections are also possible. The workup isn't necessarily a super quick thing. I would see your primary doctor. If you had a new sexual partner, i'd get tested for hiv, mono, etc. ...Read more
Get checked: This question is impossible to answer without more information. Any trauma involved? Where is the swelling and pain? Do you feel sick? You should be checked out by your doc. ...Read more
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