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Old 01-01-2011, 09:42 PM
 
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Sometimes the inside of my mouth or tongue would swell up after a meal. I can't figure out what's causing it. Is it a certain chemical inside the food? Or is it the grinding? It's no big deal. I usually just pop it. But I would really like to hear some opinion about possible causes. Thanks.
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:46 PM
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You need allergy tests.
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:25 AM
 
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That's a blood blister? You may be allergic to something or you may be biting your tongue. See a dentist or allergist.
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:52 AM
 
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That's a blood blister? You may be allergic to something or you may be biting your tongue. See a dentist or allergist.
I talked to my dentist about it months ago. The guy didn't have a clue. I looked up "blood blister in mouth" and found many useful information. Thanks.
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:04 PM
 
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I talked to my dentist about it months ago. The guy didn't have a clue. I looked up "blood blister in mouth" and found many useful information. Thanks.
You really should consider seeing an ear, nose, throat doctor at a large university teaching hospital. I'm seeing some blackness on your tongue; you should go get checked out. I'm going to send you a link via direct message; post the photo there.
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:28 PM
 
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You need to see a specialist such as a dermatologist to get that checked out. It would be wise to inform or visit your primary care doctor as well for some basic blood work.
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:43 AM
 
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I'd be disappointed in a dentist who "doesn't know." It's a dentists job to know about diseases of the mouth.

Someone needs to look at that. It's not normal.

I'd be calling my internal medicine specialist for an appointment right away. Forget the dermatologist and ENT recommendations.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:08 AM
 
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any oral lesion that has lasted as long as yours (i.e. from what you say, at least several months) should be seen by a physician - and i would think an ENT surgeon would be as good a place to start as any - or at the very least, your family physician.

if the lesion looked anything like the picture when you saw your dentist, im surprised he didnt refer you on. nevertheless, you have sat on this long enough, and you now need to take some expedient action. get it sorted out, and good luck.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:29 AM
 
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any oral lesion that has lasted as long as yours (i.e. from what you say, at least several months) should be seen by a physician - and i would think an ENT surgeon would be as good a place to start as any - or at the very least, your family physician.

if the lesion looked anything like the picture when you saw your dentist, im surprised he didnt refer you on. nevertheless, you have sat on this long enough, and you now need to take some expedient action. get it sorted out, and good luck.
No, it didn't last that long. It happens on average once a month. If I don't pop it, it will disappear in a few hours. As I said earlier, I am learning about this. Knowing what (little) I know now, it should have been a simple thing to figure out by using some deductive skills. And yet I failed to do that.
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:03 PM
 
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ENT's don't do mouths. They do ears, noses and throats. Start with an internal medicine specialist. Don't disagnose yourself.
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