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The bottom of my tongue feels a bit numb. I feel this

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The bottom of my tongue feels a bit numb. I feel this enternal swollenness too. What could this be?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Hanson replied 11 years ago.
You have lingual nerve parasthesia. This is when the tongue becomes numb. You may have bitten your tongue accidentally and damaged your lingual nerve. After biting your tongue then, of course, it became swollen internally due to inflammation while it tries to heal itself. The nerve will regenerate in a few days, the swelling will go down, and you'll have sensation in your tongue again. In the meantime, be careful when chewing your food so you don't bite it again.