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Why does my tongue hurt so bad?

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 more

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Mouth (Definition)

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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Why could my tongue hurt really bad if I didn't bite it or anything?

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

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Help docs! Could it hurt really bad to get a tongue piercing?

Help docs! Could it hurt really bad to get a tongue piercing?

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 more

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Hey my taste buds on the tip of my tongue are super bright and it kinda hurts but it's not bad pain?

Hey my taste buds on the tip of my tongue are super bright and it kinda hurts but it's not bad pain?

Deficient in iron: A bright pink color on the tongue is most often caused by a deficiency in iron. See your PCP for evaluation and tests. Take care. ...Read more

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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

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What can I do about a cracked tongue? My tongue is very badly cracked at the sides and middle. Eating is becoming very painful. My tongue sometimes gets very swollen and hurts very badly. Why can I do about this? Is there medication or home remedies i can

What can I do about a cracked tongue? My tongue is very badly cracked at the sides and middle. Eating is becoming very painful. My tongue sometimes gets very swollen and hurts very badly. Why can I do about this? Is there medication or home remedies i can

See dentist: A fissured tongue is congenital and a benign condition. But a tongue that is cracked, swollen and painful is abnormal. It could be something simple like a vitamin deficiency, or it could be an infection. Either way, you need to be examined. ...Read more

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The back of my tongue hurts bad. Tonsillitis?

The back of my tongue hurts bad. Tonsillitis?

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

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What to do if I have an ulcer on my tongue and it hurts bad. How do I cure it?

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

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There's a white bump underneath my tongue and it hurts really bad. Why is it and what causes it?

Need to examine: It not feasible to be sure, but you probably have a mucous cyst. It is not dangerous but may need to removed surgically. You may see an oral surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a patch of greenish yellow on the side of my tongue towards the back. Hurts so bad. What can it b?

?injury: Could this be the result of an inadvertent biting of the tongue or injury from a jagged tooth? Viral tongue infections of the tongue are usually more diffuse although a herpes simplex infection is still a possibility. Because of this as well as the severe discomfort, I recommend that your Physician or an otolaryngologist examine you soon. In the meantime try bathing the tongue with warm,salt water ...Read more

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My frenulum hurts badly after french kiss. It hurts when I lift my tongue up and whenever I move my tongue. Should I go to hospital?

My frenulum hurts badly after french kiss. It hurts when I lift my tongue up and whenever I move my tongue. Should I go to hospital?

Painful Frenulum: This appears to be post-traumatic. Try sipping ice water. If not relieved, can use Clear.ease Lozenges - one 4x a day melt in mouth between cheek and gums. Rest your tongue - you can text, but not talk! ...Read more

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Out of nowhere my tongue got really sore and it hurts really bad to eat I have not ate any spicy foods it's been like this for 2 days ?

Mouth sore: Unclear from your description if you have tongue swelling. Also, not sure if you are able to swallow all other types of foods (besides spicy types). You will need an examination of your tongue. Descriptions usually don't help as much as a direct exam of any rash / skin / mucosa problem. Good luck - see a physician right away. ...Read more

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My tongue hurts really bad for about 2 days straight and i saw a couple of bumps on the side of my tongue and i can feel many bumps on my soft palet..

My tongue hurts really bad for about 2 days straight and i saw a couple of bumps on the side of my tongue and i can feel many bumps on my soft palet..

Needs to be seen: This would need to be seen by a dentist. There is no way to diagnose your symptoms without actually seeing you. It may of dental origin, medical origin, or combination of both; tongue bumps may be normal anatomy. ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty swallowing. How do I know if my tonsils are bad my tonsils are touching my tongue and it hurts when I sallow. ?

I am experiencing  difficulty swallowing. How do I know if my tonsils are bad my tonsils are touching my tongue and it hurts when I sallow. ?

Time 2 c ur doctor : that's why they are there, to help you with your health, you may need Rx medicines, good luck ...Read more

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I noticed I was getting a bad taste behind my tongue & bad breath, today I noticed I have bumps in the back of my tongue, doesn't hurt. What is it?

I noticed I was getting a bad taste behind my tongue & bad breath, today I noticed I have bumps in the back of my tongue, doesn't hurt. What is it?

Bumps, tongue: Likely you are looking at circumvallate papillae=normal. One typically cannot tell when we have bad breath ;another person needs to confirm ;start with improvement in oral hygiene and dental care ...Read more