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Old 12-17-2004, 03:12 AM   #1
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Arrow ToNgUe Issues

For about two weeks, I have had a painful tongue. It started out as a yucky ulcer on the tip of my tongue (doesn't everyone get those every now and then?). Then as the ulcer healed, it seemed like the pain spread under my tongue. Now my tongue is very red underneath and it hurts constantly. It may be swollen. It is affecting my speech and ability to eat. Any ideas? It seems to be getting a little worse each day.
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Old 12-17-2004, 08:28 AM   #2
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Re: ToNgUe Issues

Go to your doctor?

 
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Old 12-17-2004, 02:20 PM   #3
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Re: ToNgUe Issues

Well, duh! I called and made an appointment with the doctor last week but the earliest day I could get an appointment is next week.

 
Old 12-17-2004, 04:30 PM   #4
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Re: ToNgUe Issues

Is your throat soar at all? The only thing I can think of is strep-throat. When I get strep my tounge seems to get it too!

 
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Re: ToNgUe Issues

Try Listerine mouthwash and see if that helps. I found that Listerine gargle sure makes my sore throat feel better.

It could be a virus in your mouth.

Myabe your dentist would be able to help you sooner.

 
Old 12-24-2004, 06:05 AM   #6
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Re: ToNgUe Issues

I finally have an answer! The doctor didn't know, so she did blood work and it turns out that I am anemic. Of course, by the time I got to the doctor my tongue was starting to feel better. This problem has helped me to not eat much during this eating time of the year but that probably doesn't help with anemia. So now I am taking Iron pills that make me feel sick - but my tongue feels better!!!!

 
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