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What could be causeing my tongue to be numb and swollen?

What could be causeing my tongue to be numb and swollen?

Many possibilities: I can give you some ideas, but a doctor needs to see you and examine you and know more about your history. Possibilities: allergy or angioedema; your tongue might feel swollen (with no true swelling) because of a nerve problem; neurologic issue like stroke, ms; tongue or oral cancer; infection like herpes, etc. If your tongue is swollen enough to affect your speech, get to a doctor immediately! ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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My tongue has felt numb for 3-4 wks. Looked at it close today and some buds seem swollen and some missing. Areas red too? What is that?

My tongue has felt numb for 3-4 wks. Looked at it close today and some buds seem swollen and some missing. Areas red too? What is that?

Geographic Tongue?: Without actually examining you, we can only guess as to exactly what you have. However, one possibility is something called geographic tongue. As this is only a guess and not a definitive diagnosis, it warrants you actually seeing a dentist to giving you an accurate diagnosis, as there are many other conditions that it might be, some of them requiring treatment. Numbness is a concern. ...Read more

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Hi, sometimes i get these weird sensations. I feel dizzy, my forehead feels numb, get fatigue , and my tongue feels swollen. Could this be my.Anxiety?

Hi, sometimes i get these weird sensations. I feel dizzy, my forehead feels numb, get fatigue , and my tongue feels swollen. Could this be my.Anxiety?

It could....: ...But could also be other things like dehydration, low bp, electrolyte imbalances, etc. You should probably see your doc soon and get this figured out. Hope you do and am sure it will be okay. ...Read more

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I just had my wisdom teeth extracted two weeks ago. My tongue is very sore and kind of numb in spots. My glands feel swollen also. What could be wrong?

I just had my wisdom teeth extracted two weeks ago. My tongue is very sore and kind of numb in spots. My glands feel swollen also. What could be wrong?

See an oral surgeon : or the dentist. Pain and swelling following dental extraction is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery, after that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop.Two weeks and lack of sensation shows that it may require attention and treatment. You should call your dentist or an oral surgeon for follow up appointment, for evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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My tongue is swollen and numb after having my adenoids taken out. It's been two whole days. Is this normal? Should I go to the ER?

My tongue is swollen and numb after having my adenoids taken out. It's been two whole days. Is this normal? Should I go to the ER?

One possibility is: some nerve injury at the time of surgery...An ER visit is probably not indicated unless you are having a problem breathing. ("swollen" feeling is DUE to the numbness) Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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5 days ago I did wisdom teeth extraction my half tongue is swollen , numb,and trigly & feels like burning.. Is it signed of nerves damage or heal ??

5 days ago I did wisdom teeth extraction my half tongue is swollen , numb,and trigly & feels like burning.. 

Is it signed of nerves damage or heal ??

Re-evaluate: please return to the Dentist or (hopefully) Oral Surgeon specialist for reevaluation to asses cause and treatment. Important that you have follow-up care. ...Read more

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Upper wisdom teeth pulled. 5 days after started having tongue tingles and twitches. (whole face has been swollen and numb til then)?

Upper wisdom teeth pulled. 5 days after started having tongue tingles and twitches. (whole face has been swollen and numb til then)?

What is the question: If your face was swollen and numb before the extractions then that should have started to heal after the extractions. If you got swelling after the extractions then i would contact the oral surgeon that extracted the teeth. If you did not see an oral surgeon then contact the dentist and good luck. ...Read more

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What can be done for untreated 'lichen planus' - the lining of my mouth is swollen and sore, and front of tongue is numb, same as roof of mouth- ali?

What can be done for untreated 'lichen planus' - the lining of my mouth is swollen and sore, and front of tongue is numb, same as roof of mouth- ali?

Lichen planus: Special gargles containing anesthetics and anti-inflammatory medication often help reduce symptoms. If this topical treatment is not helpful then a brief course of steroid pills will likely help. If this persists, make sure it gets a biopsy to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my mouth to still be numb and swollen a week after wisdom teth extraction?

Is it normal for my mouth to still be numb and swollen a week after wisdom teth extraction?

Following surgery...: If it was an impacted wisdom tooth or a difficult extraction, then some swelling even a week later is not uncommon. The swelling should be going down each day. Numbness a week later is not common but may still be of no concern. These are questions that you should discuss with your surgeon who should be monitoring healing with follow up visits. Call your surgeon and ask! ...Read more

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Is it commonfor my mouth to still be numb and swollen a week after having my wisdom teeth out?

Is it commonfor my mouth to still be numb and swollen a week after having my wisdom teeth out?

Can be: Often swelling can cause the sensation of numbness. You can get maximum swelling 3 days after the wisdom tooth procedure. ...Read more

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Is it okay for my mouth to still be numb & swollen a week after having my wisdom teeth out?

Is it okay for my mouth to still be numb & swollen a week after having my wisdom teeth out?

Depends: The amount and duration of your swelling may be influenced by the position and development of the wisdom teeth, your facial structures, the skill and technique of the dentist or surgeon, medications administered and whether or not you followed the postoperative instructions. The numbness and/or altered sensation is usually transient, but in some instances may be longer lasting. ...Read more

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My ear hurts SO bad, been taking soldrin otico for a day. Woke up&my ear hurts and is swollen behind my ear I can't open my mouth 2 much pain&its numb?

My ear hurts SO bad, been taking soldrin otico for a day. Woke up&my ear hurts and is swollen behind my ear I can't open my mouth 2 much pain&its numb?

Earache : It sound like you might have an ear infection or TMJ or both with enlarged lymph node behind the ear or even masoiditis, you need to see your 1ry care physician or ENT ASAP, I hope you feel better soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a mouth sore an it's at the lining of my gums and under my tounge, the gums where my teeth r swollen , and when I put my tounge on it it makes my teeth right above the sore numb what do I do and who do I talk to?

I have a mouth sore an it's at the lining of my gums and under my tounge, the gums where my teeth r swollen , and when I put my tounge  on it it makes my teeth right above the sore numb what do I do and who do I talk to?

How long?: Mouth sores can occur for a variety of reasons. You may have a gum infection, tooth infection or you may have simply traumatized the tissue. If the sore has been there longer than 2 weeks and is not healing on its own, you should have it looked at by a dentist. The dentist may order an x-ray to help with the diagnosis. Healthy gums are not swollen and do not cause the surrounding teeth to be numb. ...Read more

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Causes for tip of tongue to be numb?

Causes for tip of tongue to be numb?

numbness: A long standing numbness anywhere in the mouth if its long standing is not a good sign. Do not wait see an oral surgeon for evaluation asap. It could be a serious sign of something wrong. ...Read more

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Friend said she woke up last night having trouble with swollen tongue. What could have caused that? Second time in a month.

Friend said she woke up last night having trouble with swollen tongue. What could have caused that? Second time in a month.

Allergic reaction?: This could be caused by some type of allergic reaction or even something systemic. Is there a history of this occurring? Is there any problem breathing? If so, she should seek immediate attention. She could be having a reaction from something she ate or drank prior to bed. Does she have any vitamin deficiencies? Regardless, this should be checked out and investigated. Start with her dentist. ...Read more

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What could cause intermittent tongue numbness and intermittent loss of taste?

What could cause intermittent tongue numbness and intermittent loss of taste?

Nose congestion ornerve damage: Medicines can cause that symptom is it on one side or both sides of the tongue? could be due to nasal congestion. Is it on just one side of the tongue ?could be due to nerve damage ...Read more

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Slightly swollen tongue cause for alarm?

Slightly swollen tongue cause for alarm?

Number of Causes: of a tongue swelling include infections, allergies, injuries and systemic disorders, just to name a few. The majority of tongue problems are not serious and can be resolved on it's own. However, if you have a swollen tongue that doesn't go away within two weeks, you should consult a doctor or a dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Possible cause of swollen tongue, one said?

Possible cause of swollen tongue, one said?

Allergy: Could be as a result of an allergic reaction to certain foods or meds. ...Read more

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What are the more common causes of a swollen tongue?

What are the more common causes of a swollen tongue?

Swollen tongue: By far the most common cause is an acute allergic reaction (called "angioedema"). This is usually painless but may interfere with breathing. Other causes include infection (glossitis), benign tumors (neurofibromas), vitamin deficiency, underactive thyroid, infiltrative diseases (eg. Amyloidosis), and certain very rare congenital causes (beckwith-weideman syndrome). ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause tongue and facial numbness?

No: By "pinched nerve, " I am assuming you mean in the spine. The nerve providing sensation to the face and the multiple nerves that contribute to the tongue come from the skull base, not the spine. ...Read more

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Can a cut under your tongue cause neck to be swollen?

Can a cut under your tongue cause neck to be swollen?

A cut?: If it's a minor cut and not infected, no. However the cut and the swollen neck may not be related. First see your dentist to rule out any dental problems especially an infection. Your dentist can determine if there is a relationship and whether or not you also need to consult with your physician. ...Read more

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