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MY 63 year old sister has been diagnosed with sjogrens.

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Posted on Thu, 7 Mar 2019
Question: MY 63 year old sister has been diagnosed with sjogrens. She has arthritis, dryness, and she is now in the hospital with a swollen tongue. Is there a possibility that it could be something else?
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Probably swollen tongue can be related to Sjogren's syndrome.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Swollen tongue can be related to Sjogren's syndrome.

Other possible causes that can be related to swollen tongue can be vitamin B 12 deficiency, a food allergy of an inflammation of the tongue.

I would recommend the following examinations:

A complete blood count to detect an anemia

Vitamin B 12 level

Total Ig E level

Meanwhile, noninflammatory medications are needed to relieve the swelling.

I would recommend Naproxen 50 mg three tablets a day.

After the examinations you can consult me again for further evaluation and treatment.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

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MY 63 year old sister has been diagnosed with sjogrens.

Brief Answer: Probably swollen tongue can be related to Sjogren's syndrome. Detailed Answer: Hello dear and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Swollen tongue can be related to Sjogren's syndrome. Other possible causes that can be related to swollen tongue can be vitamin B 12 deficiency, a food allergy of an inflammation of the tongue. I would recommend the following examinations: A complete blood count to detect an anemia Vitamin B 12 level Total Ig E level Meanwhile, noninflammatory medications are needed to relieve the swelling. I would recommend Naproxen 50 mg three tablets a day. After the examinations you can consult me again for further evaluation and treatment. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.