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Doctor insights on: What Causes One Side Of Tongue To Swell

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Does underactive thyroid cause your tongue to swell on one side ?

Does underactive thyroid cause your tongue to swell on one side ?

thyroid: Altered thyroid function may cause macroglossia. This is generally effects the entire tongue. For one sided swelling - you should get it checked with a complete exam, and workup. ...Read more

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 could be causing the sides of my tongue to swell?

What could be causing the sides of my tongue to swell?

Tongue Swelling: Often times, medications that cause the mouth to get dry can lead to tongue biting. In addition, people with sleep and snoring issues often bite their tongues when they sleep. Sometimes, you can see crenations on the side of the tongue, which clearly indicate an episode of chewing on the lateral borders of the tongue and/or dry mouth. Try an oral rinse like biotene to relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can being under stress cause a tongue to swell?

Stress, Anxiety: I understand your concern. Stress does not cause tongue to swell. People with Health Anxiety may have FEELING of swollen tongue. When thoughts are focused on feelings on the tongue, it starts to feel different or swollen. Feel the Blessings of Tongue helping with chewing, swallowing and 6000 Taste Buds, so essential for our Dining Experience. ...Read more

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Could chewing a lot of gum cause your tongue to swell?

Could chewing a lot of gum cause your tongue to swell?

Of course: Most people accidentally bite their tongues while chewing. At this point your tongue will tend to swell slightly making it easier to bite it again ans swell some more. ...Read more

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What can cause the taste buds on the tip of your tongue to swell up?

What can cause the taste buds on the tip of your tongue to swell up?

See dentist: Taste buds are only located on the extreme back and side of the tongue, not on the tip. See your dentist to get the tip of your tongue checked. ...Read more

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What can cause half of my tongue to swell and partially blocking my throat?

What can cause half of my tongue to swell and partially blocking my throat?

Several conditions : Several conditions can lead to tongue swelling. Allergic reactions, hereditary angiodema, infections, tumors are a few possibilities. I recommend you visit an ear, nose & throat doctor for a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Thank you. the Prednisone has caused my tongue to swell. is it safe to continue? this is my 1st day taking it.

Thank you. the Prednisone has caused my tongue to swell. is it safe to continue? this is my 1st day taking it.

No: Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, and unexplained swelling. are some of the side effects of taking Prednisone. I would call your doc ASAP for advice. I ...Read more

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Can ranitidine cause a sore tongue dry mouth an tongue to swell?

Can ranitidine cause a sore tongue dry mouth an tongue to swell?

Somewhat: Dry mouth yes. Swelling no. If your lips swell or anything else starts swelling noticeably such as your lips you might have an allergic reaction see a physician right away. Do you take any other medications? This might be an interaction. List the medications you take in your post. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Tongue Swelling (Definition)

Tongue swelling may occur due to infection, autoimmune disease, trauma to the tongue, ...Read more