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I woke up and under my tongue is swollen i don't know why?

I woke up and under my tongue is swollen i don't know why?

See your dentist: You should have this checked immediately. It is probably a minor problem, but could be caused by a clogged salivary duct or other less common reason. ...Read more

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That thing under my tongue is swollen Do you know what that is?

Lots of things: There's lots of things under your tongue... salivary glands and ducts, blood vessels, and a lingual frenum. ...Read more

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What is the area under the tongue called and why would it be swollen?

What is the area under the tongue called and why would it be swollen?

Floor of mouth: The most prominent structure in the floor of the mouth is the openings to the ducts for the submandibular glands. Sometimes the saliva glands can get infected or obstructed with a stone and swell. This is most common with dehydration. If painful or there is a lump there see an ent. If slightly swollen could try increased fluid intake and sucking on hard candy. ...Read more

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The thing under my tongue is red, swollen and very swollen! what is wrong?

Salivary stone: Swelling under your tongue may be due to a distal salivary gland stone. Sialolithiasis (salivary gland stones) is the most common disease of the salivary glands. Almost half of the submandibular stones lie in the distal third of the duct (located under the anterior tongue) and are amenable to simple surgical release through an incision (cut) directly onto the stone. I suggest seeing an ent. ...Read more

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Under my tongue it's swollen and there's blood spots under it should I be worried, not to mention its site as well?

Under my tongue it's swollen and there's blood spots under it should I be worried, not to mention its site as well?

No, it is normal: anatomical structure. Two sublingual glands are under the floor of the mouth and fits your description. If concerned, see your dentist for consultation. ...Read more

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At first, i had a fairly large lump under my tongue, on the left side. Now everything under my tongue is swollen. What could it be?

At first, i had a fairly large lump under my tongue, on the left side. Now everything under my tongue is swollen. What could it be?

See a dentist ASAP: I would have it evaluated by your dentist or primary care physician. A minor infection on the tongue, tooth abscess or a swollen salivary gland is not uncommon and can cause pain and irritation. The proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Under my tongue i had an ulcer, now it has swollen a bit and i don't know what it is?

Under my tongue i had an ulcer, now it has swollen a bit and i don't know what it is?

Could be: Could be anything from a traumatic injury (such as a scratch from a crust of bred) to an ulcer to a blocked salivary gland duct, to oral cancer. You have to be seen to be diagnosed. Can't do this over the computer. Please call your dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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I have a swollen frenulum under my tongue. what could be the cause of this. I had an xray and there was no stone.what else could cause this?

I have a swollen frenulum under my tongue. what could be the cause of this. I had an xray and there was no stone.what else could cause this?

Depends: A clogged salivary gland due to a NON stone could be possible. Food irritation, local trauma, a hot drink burn could cause swelling. Please get rechecked by your doctor as history and exam are going to be very key to a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why is my sublingual glands on the left under the tongue swollen but no pain?Secondly have painless swellings inside the cheeks swollen?

Why is my sublingual glands on the left under the tongue swollen but no pain?Secondly have painless swellings inside the cheeks swollen?

Need exam: You need to be seen by a Dentist to answer your questions. There are many possible reasons for swollen glands. Can also be from infected teeth or gums. Please see your Dentist. ...Read more

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The gland under my tongue becomes swollen and filled with a white fluid. Then it feels as though something is blocking my swallow and it is painful?

The gland under my tongue becomes swollen and filled with a white fluid. Then it feels as though something is blocking my swallow and it is painful?

Painful swelling: This sounds like an infection of a ranula, a cyst filled with saliva under your tongue. See an ent. They can determine the site of origin and remove the lesion. It might need to be drained and antibiotics prescribed before excision or marsupialization (unroofing) can be performed. Feel better! ...Read more

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