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I am having ongoing issues with a swollen tongue with burning sensa

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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?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Ken replied 2 years ago.
Hello,I am Dr Ken and I will be helping you today.Were any investigations done to see for the cause?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: 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: 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.
Expert:  Ken 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.Best

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