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Is it worth a trip to the doctor for tongue swelling?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes, right away

Tongue swelling can be a serious symptom and is often the result of an adverse reaction to a medicine.
It can interfere with breathing or swallowing. If it's a new problem, you should regard it as an emergency and see a doctor immediately.

In brief: Yes, right away

Tongue swelling can be a serious symptom and is often the result of an adverse reaction to a medicine.
It can interfere with breathing or swallowing. If it's a new problem, you should regard it as an emergency and see a doctor immediately.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Yes

Acute swelling of the tongue due to allergic reactions can be life threatening.
Gradual enlargement of tongue may be an indication of thyroid or pituitary disorder; or amyloidosis.

In brief: Yes

Acute swelling of the tongue due to allergic reactions can be life threatening.
Gradual enlargement of tongue may be an indication of thyroid or pituitary disorder; or amyloidosis.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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