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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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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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