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Dr. Robert Knox
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Why does the left side of my tongue hurts?

Dr. Robert Knox
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
32 years in practice
742K people helped
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. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Board Certified, Urgent Care
14 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Board Certified, Urgent Care
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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?

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. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Ayisha Gani
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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The bottom left side of my tongue hurts. I didn't bite it. It may be the gland but it's only on the left side. no bumps. Has been hurting for one day.

Dr. Ayisha Gani
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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? ulcer: Look well for small ulcers, aphthous ulcers are tiny oral ulcers usually painful. If pain persists have it checked out. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. George Mathew
Board Certified, Cardiology
53 years in practice
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My tongue hurts on the left side, It looks like it might be a swollen duct or gland.

Dr. George Mathew
Board Certified, Cardiology
53 years in practice
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My tongue hurts on the left side, It looks like it might be a swollen duct or gland.

Consult MD: As it need to Diagnsed and treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
Board Certified, Dentistry
37 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
Board Certified, Dentistry
37 years in practice
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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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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Board Certified, Dentistry
31 years in practice
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Tongue hurts on both sides on the back area of my tongue. Pain in left jaw and left ear..Painful to touch or constantly painful. Mucus congestion...Headache for about 3 days..Painful to eat or open mouth...Just had a tooth extracted about 2 weeks ago, but

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Board Certified, Dentistry
31 years in practice
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Tongue hurts on both sides on the back area of my tongue. Pain in left jaw and left ear..Painful to touch or constantly painful. Mucus congestion...Headache for about 3 days..Painful to eat or open mouth...Just had a tooth extracted about 2 weeks ago, but

See your dentist asa: There aer many reasons why you are having this pain. The most important thing is that you need to see your dentist as soon as possilbe fot this. This can be serious. ...Read more

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Dr. John DeWolf
Board Certified, Dentistry
35 years in practice
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I have pain on the right side of my tongue hurts to eat. Is there anything to dull the pain?

Dr. John DeWolf
Board Certified, Dentistry
35 years in practice
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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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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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Board Certified, Dentistry
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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?

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Board Certified, Dentistry
35 years in practice
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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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