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Dr. Robert Knox
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Why does the left side of my tongue hurts?

Why does the left side of my tongue hurts?

Tongue hurts: Usually the side of the tongue hurts when it has been bitten or there is an irritation, such as hot foods or liquids or reflux of stomach acid into the mouth. If you see a thick coating on your tongue, gargle with warm salt water frequently. If the irritation persists, go see your primary healthcare provider -- you may have a fungal infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
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Why does the left side of my tongue hurt whenever I get a cold/sore throat? Also my uvula is hanging down and laying on my tongue. Why?

Why does the left side of my tongue hurt whenever I get a cold/sore throat? Also my uvula is hanging down and laying on my tongue. Why?

Cold: Mucous causes the swollen throat and uvula. Tongue irritation can be due to a sore or due to teeth/chewing. This can happen when you are ill. Please get checked of worsens. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dr. Robert Hulbert
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Tongue cramp down the left side of my tongue. Pain spreads into my jaw and throat and makes it hard to swallow. Normally comes on at night.

Tongue cramps: Muscle cramping is often a result of nutritional deficiency of potassium. This, on its own may be the problem but add to this heavy use of the muscle, possibly chewing gum, lots of talking, etc., can be the cause. First think about how you may be over using that muscle. Next, and only if you can tolerate this food, try a banana or two, like one am, and one pm. If condition persists, see your md. ...Read more

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Dr. David Mcnay
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Tingling tongue pain left side of face had scans taking pain relief still no good?

Tingling tongue pain left side of face had scans taking pain relief still no good?

One sided: Often one sided pain is a red flag, and it's important not to rule out chickenpox or shingles, signs of heart attack, stroke or some sort of nerve issue. This may be beyond the scope of dental diagnosis so i would recommend a family physician or neurologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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I've had a recent MS flare up causing my lips tongue gums face and scalp all on the left side to become numb, but why would I have tongue pain?

I've had a recent MS flare up causing my lips tongue gums face and scalp all on the left side to become numb, but why  would I have tongue pain?

Pain can occur: More than 90% of all MS patients suffer pain, and the variety of the experience includes facial and mouth pain in certain patients, Have noted that some relapses involving brainstem can also cause migraine headaches. Basically, treat your relapse with either steroids or ACTH, and this should relieve the pain also. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Tongue pain r side ENT & dentist said no ulcer just little red. Sharp molar fixed thought was rubbing. Still pain. Tmj cause this? Hurts allday :(

Tongue pain r side ENT & dentist said no ulcer just little red. Sharp molar fixed thought was rubbing. Still pain. Tmj cause this? Hurts allday :(

Probably not: But there has to be a trigger point, a reason for your pain. Gather all the X-rays and make an appointment with an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Sore right side of my tongue. Pain is excruciating. Dental work done recently. What does this mean? Help!

Sore right side of my tongue. Pain is excruciating. Dental work done recently. What does this mean? Help!

More info please !: How recent was your treatment completed? Today? A week ago? Were you given injections to numb the area? Did you have any teeth extracted? Answers to these questions would help narrow down the possible causes. If the pain is excruciating, take otc pain meds and call your dentist as an emergency. ...Read more

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Dr. Meng Syn
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What causes tongue pain on one side?

What causes tongue pain on one side?

Trauma or ulcers...: Most common causes or unilateral pain "on" the tongue are trauma from burn, bites, cuts, or dentistry, or ulcer--aphthous, or herpetic. Most commonly it is one sided. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dx tmj. I have jaw tenderness, ear discomfort but can't figure out why my tongue hurts. There r no sores or swelling. Can TMJ cause the tongue pain?

Dx tmj. I have jaw tenderness, ear discomfort but can't figure out why my tongue hurts. There r no sores or swelling. Can TMJ cause the tongue pain?

Yes: The nerve to the tongue passes just in front of ear. If you have chronic inflammation in the joint tongue may be sore. But can also be from other causes. Have you asked your Dentist to take a look? Have you asked for an Orthodontic Consultation to asses occlusion and function? ...Read more

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