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What Causes Soreness And Swelling On Tongue Along With Stiffness On Neck?

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Posted on Thu, 11 Dec 2014
Question: My tongue is sore and feels swollen my neck is stiff
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Answered by Dr. Abubakar Siddiqh (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
DETAILED ENT EXAMINATION, X-RAY CERVICAL SPINE

Detailed Answer:

Hi,


I had gone through your question and understand your concerns. I would like to ask you few more details.

Is there any associated burning sensation or ulcers ?

Kindly get back to me with details.


As per your clinical details, soreness could be due to


1. Sharp edged tooth, dentures, on medications (NSAIDS, beta blockers) or mouth washes.

2. Smoking or alcohol intake.

3. Hormonal changes - in menopause.

4. Associated with infections (viral, fungal or bacterial), diabetes, lichen.


I suggest you to consult ENT surgeon and give detailed history (medications or mouth washes), detailed ENT examination, x-ray cervical spine (neck stiffness).


Hope this answers your question, if you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions.

Wishing you good health.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju
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Follow up: Dr. Abubakar Siddiqh (1 hour later)
I do not have any sores or ulcers, the only thing that has changed is they added another anti depressant at my check up last Thursday. I don't smoke, I only take medication for high blood pressure and cholesterol and anti depressants. Had a hysterectomy years ago
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Answered by Dr. Abubakar Siddiqh (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
drug related, needs evaluation.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,


Thanks for considering my answer and for your follow up.

In my opinion, it looks like drug related, kindly evaluate with an ENT surgeon, if he recommends, visit your regular psychiatrist.

Hope, I have answered your query.

Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju
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What Causes Soreness And Swelling On Tongue Along With Stiffness On Neck?

Brief Answer: DETAILED ENT EXAMINATION, X-RAY CERVICAL SPINE Detailed Answer: Hi, I had gone through your question and understand your concerns. I would like to ask you few more details. Is there any associated burning sensation or ulcers ? Kindly get back to me with details. As per your clinical details, soreness could be due to 1. Sharp edged tooth, dentures, on medications (NSAIDS, beta blockers) or mouth washes. 2. Smoking or alcohol intake. 3. Hormonal changes - in menopause. 4. Associated with infections (viral, fungal or bacterial), diabetes, lichen. I suggest you to consult ENT surgeon and give detailed history (medications or mouth washes), detailed ENT examination, x-ray cervical spine (neck stiffness). Hope this answers your question, if you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions. Wishing you good health.