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Why Does My Tongue Hurt So Bad
Not sure: Please give more details...Any changes in color? Any lesions? Any swelling? There is a condition called burning mouth syndrome that can be quite bothersome. For a good review of this disorder please visit http://www.Nidcr.Nih.Gov/oralhealth/topics/burning/burningmouthsyndrome.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tongue: infection may cause tongue pain. Some people are clenchers at night which can cause local tongue trauma. You should check it out ...Read more
Tongue: Hard to tell from your description. May be infectious or trauma.. Suggest you see an ENT to check it out ...Read more
Hey my taste buds on the tip of my tongue are super bright and it kinda hurts but it's not bad pain?
Could be: When most doctors refer to tonsillitis, they mean infection (viral or bacterial) of the tonsils at the side of the throat (palatine tonsils). There are also tonsils at the back of the tongue (lingual tonsils) if the location of the pain is truly in the back of the tongue, several diagnoses are possible. Lingual tonsillitis, infected taste buds or if you are a smoker, more serious problems. Ent. ...Read more
Yes: Tongue piercing comes w continued pain as well as swelling, tenderness, bleeding & bruising for around 5 days. If the swelling makes it difficult to breath then you need emergent medical evaluation to ensure that your airway does not become compromised. If the tongue is seeping drainage that is other then white-colored or that is malodorous – then please seek medical care for a possible infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably just time: It depends upon what it actually is. You can see a dentist right away or wait it out and see if it goes away. It's your call for now depending upon how much it hurts and how concerned you are. If it is not gone completely in 2 weeks, it should be looked at by your dentist, even if all discomfort is gone. Warm salt water rinses may make it feel better. ...Read more
I bite my tongue when I fall asleep sitting up, but not when I lay down. It doesn't really hurt, is it bad that this happens?
Of course; as stated: Tongue biting, especially repetitive, is clear pain-inducing, body-destructive, self attack. Two issues: (a) What is happening in your mind to drive this behavior while asleep in sitting position & (b) what & how much damage occurs each time along with how well (or not) the results of healing (never fully duplicating original anatomic structure/function before injury). ...Read more
I have a small lump on the underneath of my tongue. It is a little longer than wider and it hurts really bad. What could it be?
I have raised bumps on the sides of my tongue and on the back of my tongue. Looks like inflamed skin. Doesn't hurt. Looks bad. Infectious?
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