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I am having ongoing issues with a swollen tongue with

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Hi I am having ongoing issues with a swollen tongue with burning sensation and lips as well same problem. I'm concerned this is a sign of a serious health issue?
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Dentist: Ken, Postgraduate doctor replied 2 years ago
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I am Dr Ken and I will be helping you today.

Were any investigations done to see for the cause?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Sorry to finish its happening more than not now. After gallbladder surgery I had an enlarged liver and I'm concerned it's related.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Somehow the start of my story got deleted. Basically this first started occasionally several years ago during a pregnancy I later terminated. I thought it might be hormonal. I admittedly ignored it until this year - I had a baby 6 months ago and a few weeks later had my gallbladder removed due to gallstones.
Dentist: Ken, Postgraduate doctor replied 2 years ago

I am sorry for the delay, I was in an emergency.

Swollen tongue and lips can be due to varied causes. It indicates inflammation. The cause can be - Vitamin B deficiency/ infection at the oral cavity, tongue, nasal cavity or sinuses/ reflux disease.

Next step - A physical evaluation along with few investigations like blood tests/ upper GI scopy should give us more answers.

I would not link it to liver abnormality or an hormonal issue as of my first thought. We need to rule out common causes first.

Till than - Have balanced diet, adequate fluid/ avoid alcohol, smoking/ stay away from stress or anxiety {Yoga, meditation help}, reduce excess weight if any.

Wish you well.

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