why does the left side of my tongue hurts

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Dr. Robert Knox answered:

why does the left side of my tongue hurts?

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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.
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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

Why is the left side of my tongue sore? When I swallow my throat and left ear hurts.

It depends

If you hvae an ulcer on the tongue, it could be a Cancur sore which usually heal within 7-10 days. take some tylenol for pain relief. if the pain persists and if you see an ulcer which is not healed in 2-3 weeks, you need to get an examination by your doctor.
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I have bladders in the left side of my tongue, it does not hurt and I discovered about a week, ago is this normal?

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I recommend that you see your dentist or an oral surgeon to diagnose you immediately. I am not sure that I understand what "bladders" are, but the lateral borders of the tongue are where lots of different oral lesions (sores, etc.) form. Most are harmless, but some are not. To be safe (and not sorry), go get an exam pronto!
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I have a cold sore on the left side of my tongue for a week. It hurts at night and it affects how I eat and swallow. How can I get rid of it it?

Not cold sore

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Usually the side of the tongue has Inflamed foliate papilla( taste buds) Traumati ulcers, or apthous ulcers. Also, cancerous lesions occur here, especially with alcohol and tobacco use. There are also other lesions, less common. Try OTC Kanka on the area to lessen pain. If it persists, see your dentist!
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Dr. G J. Funari answered:

Could this be leukoplakia? I've noticed a small white patch on the left side of my tongue. It doesn't hurt at all, but it kind of has me worried. .

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By definition, what you describe is leukoplakia. This is a generic term meaning "white patch". There are many causes of intraoral white patches: trauma, infections, immunologic conditions, benign tumors, and yes, malignant tumors. The only way to diagnose the reason for the white patch is to obtain a sample for histologic analysis. Occasionally, a sort period of observation may be warranted. Procedures that use swabbing techniques are inadequate to diagnose the nature of the lesion. This is usually done by board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Have your general dentist recommend one in your area.
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Dr. Travis Titlow answered:

The left side of my tongue and throat are tingly, what could this mean?

Several causes

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It sounds like the nerve for your tongue has been damaged or anesthetized. If you have had recent dental treatment the injection may have damaged the nerve. It also can happen with removal of lower wisdom teeth. Other causes could be a minor stroke, neuritis, or heart problems--see your doctor.
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Dr. Zahid Ahmed answered:

I have a little dark spot on the left side of my tongue. What could it be?

Many things

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A dark spot may or may not be something serious. The only way to be sure is to see a dentist for an evaluation. Consider if there is any pain or tenderness associated with the lesion? Is is flat or raised? and finally have you realized it has persisted beyond 2 weeks? I wouldn't get too excited from answers here as we are limited with just text questions, so see a dentist just in case.
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Pain on the left side of my tongue; also white in colour, and sore collar bone on same side.

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This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it.
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Dr. Mike J. Bowman answered:

There's a white bump on the left side of my tongue. I never burned my tongue. Is this normal?

Might be ok

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Have your local MD or ENT evaluate it. It might just be trauma from an old bite on the tongue, or an area where the tongue rubs on a sharp tooth. However, any lump in the mouth or throat, especially if enlarging with time, needs to be checked out.
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Dr. Martin Hirsch answered:

I feel the left side of my tongue thick and painful.It is not the fist time.What could it be?

Irritation

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probably irritation from rubbing against your teeth. Possibly caused by either clenching/grinding your teeth or dryness
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