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What causes sudden swelling in the tongue while on medication for blood pressure and cholesterol?

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Dr. Varinder Joshi

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :1999

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Posted on Sat, 6 Jul 2019 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I'm a 67 yr old man, I take blood pressure and cholesterol medication and a mild anti anxiety pill. In the last 30 minutes, the right side of my tongue has swollen. I haven't eaten anything acidic, other that I had finished a cup of coffee. No new medications, haven't bitten my tongue; no other symptoms. Not obstructing breathing - I can feel it, but it feels similar to having had a shot of novacaine. Ideas? Thank you. I

Should i go to Urgent Care?
Answered by Dr. Varinder Joshi 1 hour later
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Detailed Answer:


Yes, sir.

Please go to emergency immediately as you need an evaluation of your bp and ecg urgently.

As I have seen such cases in the acute rise of bp.
And you need complete clinical examination especially if there is any sign of stroke or XXXXXXX stroke.

Please visit emergency as soon as possible.

Best of luck.

Hope I have answered your query.

Dr. Varinder Joshi, General & Family Physician
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