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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

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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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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I am experiencing discomfort in my inner cheeks and under the tongue, especially when eating. I have bumps and swelling in these regions. ?

I am experiencing discomfort in my inner cheeks and under the tongue, especially when eating. I have bumps and swelling in these regions. ?

Salivary gland issue: Your symptoms and their timing with eating seem to indicate a salivary gland problem. The locations you describe are where they are located, they function more when you are eating and if not allowed to secrete they would swell and be sore. The bumps could be the duct openings which could be irritated. See an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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I have swelling on the one side under my tongue?

I have swelling on the one side under my tongue?

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 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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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?

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 more

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I got a tooth (19) extracted wednesday, today thursday 1 day since. I noticed some blown veins under my tongue, and some swelling. Anything to worry?

I got a tooth (19) extracted wednesday, today thursday 1 day since. I noticed some blown veins under my tongue, and some swelling. Anything to worry?

Probably not: Look at both sides under your tongue, if it looks the same then most likely your natural anatomy. If one side is reder, it is possible that the suction got on the tissue and just caused a little localized bleeding. Check with your dentist at the post op visit. ...Read more

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