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Swelling Under Tongue
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
See a dentist: See a dentist to examine you and determine what you see and feel and whether it's normal or not. ...Read more
For 8,9 months I've had a lump under left side tongue now swelling under entire tongue with multiple smaller lumps also have smoked for 30 yrs?
Get Evaluated!: You need to be evaluated asap - An Otolaryngologist ("Ear/Nose/ Throat") can evaluate and treat issues in this region. If you cannot see a specialist please see your family doctor or dentist. Given your description and the fact that you are a long term smoker this could be a cancer situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling under the tongue its hardish when i push on it.. Sometimes it seems to get a burn/tingle feeling. Anything i could do?
Many conditions: Cause swelling under the tongue. It could be related to obstruction of the salivary glands, a tumor, a dental infection. Infections tend to have pain. If you are having trouble swallowing see a physician or oral surgeon right away. If not, still a good idea to be examined by the doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had submand gland removed feb 2012, noticed puss in duct, ent, prescribed clendamycin, 3 days later, have swelling & pain under tongue $ chin. ?
Swelling of frenulum under tongue after surgery for it healed . Swelling increases and reddens after i brush my teeth . Worried about what it may be.
No.: Tmj problems will not cause a swelling under the tongue. A swelling under the tongue could be several things, from an infected sublingual salivary gland to a salivary gland stone or even a ranula. A ranula is a mucous cyst under the tongue connected with the sublingual salivary gland. Your dentist or physician should be able to help you figure it out. If it persists, you should seek treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A few thoughts...: A swelling under the tongue could be dangerous... if it rapidly expands, it can block your airway and cause asphyxiation. How long have you had it? How old are you? Do you have any teeth? Do you smoke? Answers to these questions could give some insight to an answer... lacking any information whatsoever, best bet is for you to see a local oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Under my tongue feels like its swelling up but when i look at it, its just a bit red. This has been happening a few times a day for the past 2 weeks?
Wild card.: This could be a plugged salivary gland. These swell when salivary flow increases (often before and at mealtime) and shrink up when is decreases; this cycles through a typical day. It could also be something either more or less serious. See your dentist or oral surgeon and get a first-hand evaluation with a plan of action; put it behind you & worry no more ;-). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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