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Swollen tongue

  • Posted By: Refluxgirl
  • February 19, 2007
  • 09:45 PM

Hi, I just had a TNE and my Dr. found that the back of my tongue is swollen on one side. This is after 14 months of complaining of pain in my throat and neck on the same side as the swelling. I've been suffering from undiagnosed "silent" reflux for years (LPR) and constant sinus infections and had septoplasty and turbinate reduction in Sept. thinking it would help with my pain but anyway....Does anyone have any idea what could cause my tongue to swell? I do have Hashimoto's thyroiditis (underactive thyroid autoimmune disease) and read that inflammation of the tongue and face can occur with this. Of course I am fearing the worst that it is cancer but I am not a cigarette smoker and I am only 35. I have a scheduled tongue biopsy in a few weeks. Help!

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