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I am a healthy 23 year old who gets a cleaning every 6

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I am a healthy 23 year old who gets a cleaning every 6 months. I do use medical marijuana on a daily basis for joint pain to sleep. I have severe tenderness underneath my tounge, and it feels like it's swollen. It's gotten pretty uncomfortable. Just making sure it's nothing serious and somewhat normal!
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Behere replied 10 months ago.
Hello,Thanks for putting up your question on Just Answer.Can you send me a photo of the area under your tongue?You can either attach the photo directly with your reply or use an external photo sharing site like and paste the URL of the photo in your reply.Regards, *****
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No problem.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Just making sure, you got the image.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Behere replied 10 months ago.

Yes, got it, hang on. Sorry for the delay.

Expert:  Dr. Behere replied 10 months ago.


Although the photo is out of focus, the under-surface of your tongue looks normal. Perhaps the swelling you are experiencing is only an enlarged lymph node. Do you have a cold or cough?


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