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Why Does Under My Tongue Hurt
Trauma : I am going at this answer the dental route. It can be an simple as trauma caused by a toothbrush, which will go away in a week or two. If you have swelling and tooth pain as well it may be an abscessed tooth and you need to go have a dentist evaluate this. If it is something else a dentist will direct you to someone else, and main this is to go see someone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Infection: You are probably coming down with a cold or some other infection. The tongue has lymph tissue in it that becomes inflamed along with your tonsils when you have a bacterial or viral infection. It could be your tonsils rather than your tongue hurting actually. I'd go see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure: Please give more details...Any changes in color? Any lesions? Any swelling? There is a condition called burning mouth syndrome that can be quite bothersome. For a good review of this disorder please visit http://www.Nidcr.Nih.Gov/oralhealth/topics/burning/burningmouthsyndrome.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscles: The attachments of the tongue muscle [and the tongue is essentially one large muscle covered with sensory tissue] is in the back of the throat and in what is called the "oro-pharynx. When you stick your tongue out, you are stretching those attachments. As far as it hurting, if the throat is sore from other reasons [trauma or infection] when the tongue is stuck out it will irritate it. ...Read more
Swollen gums: Some medications (dilantin for example) can cause swollen gums. Other times this can result from a vitamin deficiency (c, b, etc). In fact, scurvy, the disease sailors used to get, starts out as swollen, red gums from lack of vitamin c. More common these days, however, is a bacterial infection of the gums - periodontitis or gingivitis. See a dentist, they should be able to solve this quickly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ear buds&ears?NEVER: One hting we were taught in medical school is to never put anything larger than your elbow inside your ear! to clean your ears you use commercially available ear drops or hydrogen peroxide. They don't hurt&are much safer. The hydrogen peroxide dissolves the wax, you leave it in for 5 minutes or so. Then use a wisp of tissue to dab it dry. Repeat weekly/biweekly depending on wax degree. ...Read more
IDK: How long has this been going on for? Where exactly does it hurt? Does the pain linger? Are you aware of any other medical or dental symptoms? A few things come to mind: sore throat from allergies, post nasal drip, bacterial or viral infection? Swollen glands? Inflammation or infection from lower back tooth? Sore\ulcer on tongue that you cannot see? If it continues, see your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pearl piercing?: Some people are very allergic to the metals and materials in tongue piercing. Also, the hole around the piercing can get infected. Allergy and infection can cause the area to itch. Wound induced neuropathy can cause your tongue to itch. In general, tongue piercings put you at risk for many serious and annoying side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a red bump on my tongue in the middle. When I flex my tongue I can feel it's matter in my tongue. It's doesn't really hurt. Looks bleedish?
Depends on immune: Depends on immune status. If you can send us a photo we can determine what it is. In patient with HIV we worry about certain infections and cancers like Kaposi sarcoma. In patient with a normal immune system (& no hx of smoking) usually a taste bud gland that is inflamed. ...Read more
Dysesthesia: An abnormal numbing of the tongue wound need a bit more info to diagnose, together with an examination. Your whole tongue? Part of it? How long does it last? What time(s) of day? Smoker? Drinker? Medications? As you can see, this needs to be evaluated locally.. Call your physician. ...Read more
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