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Weird painless swelling under tongue - why?

Weird painless swelling under tongue - why?

Maybe a cyst: Or a blocked salivary gland duct. You should see your dentist or an oral surgeon as there are several other possiblites. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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What causes swelling under the tongue?

What causes swelling under the tongue?

Salivary Gland: One possible cause is salivary gland blockage. Other causes are infections, cysts, and possible cancers. Have evaluated by health care provider. ...Read more

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There'sa soft swelling under my tongue. What should I do?

There'sa soft swelling under my tongue. What should I do?

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

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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?

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 more

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Swelling under the tongue its hardish when i push on it.. Sometimes it seems to get a burn/tingle feeling. Anything i could do?

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 more

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Can TMJ cause swelling under right side of tongue or is it a salivary gland infection?

Can TMJ cause swelling under right side of tongue or is it a salivary gland infection?

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 more

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What can I do to reduce the swelling in my tongue?

What can I do to reduce the swelling in my tongue?

Tongue Swelling: True tongue swelling should be evaluated urgently as it could represent an underlying allergic reaction. Often the oral mucosa/tongue is effected first in an anaphylactic response particularly to something ingested. Massive tongue swelling can lead to airway blockage which can be an emergency. Best not to ignore this kind of problem if significant. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What helps with swelling and pain from tongue piecing?

Antibiotics: You may have an infection... Should be seen by an md. ...Read more