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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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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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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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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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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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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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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