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How come that my tongue hurts?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Don't bite it
Is it dry? Does it hurt to move? Is it enlarged? Is it tender? There is atypical mouth pain syndrome that has not been defined.
There can be sores on the tongue that also hurt. We need to know if the pain is affected by tongue movement or by eating. Has it been burned? Have you bitten it? Has it changed color? Does temperature change effect it? We need more information.

In brief: Don't bite it
Is it dry? Does it hurt to move? Is it enlarged? Is it tender? There is atypical mouth pain syndrome that has not been defined.
There can be sores on the tongue that also hurt. We need to know if the pain is affected by tongue movement or by eating. Has it been burned? Have you bitten it? Has it changed color? Does temperature change effect it? We need more information.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See your PCP
If the pain is persistent for 2 weeks and you haven't accidentally bitten or burnt your tongue, see your PCP or dentist for consultation and treatment.

In brief: See your PCP
If the pain is persistent for 2 weeks and you haven't accidentally bitten or burnt your tongue, see your PCP or dentist for consultation and treatment.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: More info needed...
So many causes of a sore tongue, including chemical or thermal burns, dry mouth, and trauma.

In brief: More info needed...
So many causes of a sore tongue, including chemical or thermal burns, dry mouth, and trauma.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. David Kam
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Many possible causes
If your whole tongue hurts, you may have burning tongue syndrome.
If only a small part hurts, it is likely from trauma and you may have bit your own tongue. Have a doctor look at your tongue, oral cancer is on the rise in nonsmokers related to human papilloma virus!

In brief: Many possible causes
If your whole tongue hurts, you may have burning tongue syndrome.
If only a small part hurts, it is likely from trauma and you may have bit your own tongue. Have a doctor look at your tongue, oral cancer is on the rise in nonsmokers related to human papilloma virus!
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam
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