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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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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 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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The area below my tongue hurts, but only on the left side. What could be the possible cause? It's been hurting for a few days. It's a sharp pain.

The area below my tongue hurts, but only on the left side. What could be the possible cause? It's been hurting for a few days. It's a sharp pain.

Could be...: ...traumatic lesion, scratch, cut, blocked salivary duct, or one of dozens of other causes. If you smoke or abuse alcohol the problem may be even more serious. You need to be physically examined, palpated, and possibly x-rayed. Please see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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I am 25 years old and I am a smoker. My tongue hurts andit has been raw on the left side for two months. There areno sores, it is only raised slightly on the side. Sometimes, the left side of my throat also hurts. What should I do?

I am 25 years old and I am a smoker. My tongue hurts andit has been raw on the left side for two months. There areno sores, it is only raised slightly on the side. Sometimes, the left side of my throat also hurts. What should I do?

See a dentist: Anything that causes pain lasting 2 months needs to be evaluated. It could be as simple as smoothing or restoring a broken tooth. But, it could be a tumor or something serious as well. It could also be caused by trauma such as overzealous oral sex as well. In any event you must have it checked to make sure it is nothing serious. ...Read more

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I have pain on the right side of my tongue hurts to eat. Is there anything to dull the pain?

OTC pain meds: Work pretty well. Alternate Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen taking care not to exceed the newly revised daily maximum for either med. If it persists more than 2-3 days, schedule an exam and get it looked it, just to be sure. ...Read more

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The right side of my tongue hurts and on the bottom there's a circle thats whitish that is causing the pain. What is this and what can I do to fix it?

Unsure: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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The back right side of my tongue hurts and has some bumps on it. It also hurts randomly when i swallow just on that side what is wrong?

The back right side of my tongue hurts and has some bumps on it. It also hurts randomly when i swallow just on that side what is wrong?

Difficult : Difficult to tell what those bumps might be sight unseen. Have you been to a dentist recently? Your wisdom tooth may be putting pressure in that area, causing discomfort when you swallow. Also, your molar may be chipped, causing an irritation on your tongue. This can also manefest itself as pain on swallowing. If you get checked out by a dentist and it is not tooth related, then see your physician. ...Read more

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The back right side of my tongue hurts, right side of throat hurts too, i salivate a lot and there's a small bump beneath the right side of my jaw.?

Possible infection: There are lymph nodes where you indicate the swelling. The source could be an abscessed tooth or gum. Time to see the dentist, then more referrals ! ...Read more

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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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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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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?

Evaluation necessary: A tingling tongue and pain requires professional evaluation. Although the cause can be as simple as traumatic irritation from clenching and bruxing, systemic factors such as malnutrition, nerve injury, central nervous system lesions such as herpetic lesions and growths along the course of the trigeminal nerve can all feel the same. ...Read more

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Tingling developed under left side of tongue, red bump with white tip on web of tongue, swollen neck on left side, bumps on bottom of tongue, pain. ?

Tingling developed under left side of tongue, red bump with white tip on web of tongue, swollen neck on left side, bumps on bottom of tongue, pain. ?

Suspicious Bump?: I would advise you to have the red bump on your tongue examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP). Any suspicious bump that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can you get flesh eating disease in the mouth? The bottom of my tongue hurts on one side and I see dark veins

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Can you get flesh eating disease in the mouth? The bottom of my tongue hurts on one side and I see dark veins

Here is ...: The odd to develop infection in the tongue as flesh-eating disease, that is, necrotizing fasciitis or NF, is very unlikely since it is highly vascular, at least, I have never heard it in my 47-yr study in medicine. Clinically, NF is serious fulminating, and yours is not even close to it is supposed to be. More? To How to Handle Sickness in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Best wish.... ...Read more

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Hi! My tongue hurts and the sides have bite marks but I haven't bit it, it's been like this the past few days, additionally my throat hurts a bunch. ?

Hi! My tongue hurts and the sides have bite marks but I haven't bit it, it's been like  this the past few days, additionally my throat hurts a bunch. ?

Sore tongue: Are you running a fever? Are the "bite marks" painful? How long have you had them? You may have a viral infection of some kind. This is impossible to diagnose without additional information and a clinical examination. Most viral infections resolve on their own in 7-10 days. See your dentist or an ENT specialist for an examination. ...Read more