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I have swelling in the mid of my tongue. there is no pain.

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Hi, I have swelling in the mid of my tongue. there is no pain. it causes difficulties in swallowing and to pronounce some worlds.
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: No injuries. this problem is from last 6 years
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no any significant history. most doctors deny this as a problem. one doctor said it is a allergic condition. and this should be treated with silver nitrate applicatin.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.
Is the swelling increasing in size since it began 6 years back?
Do you have any other symptom? or past illness?
Did you have any test for it?
When did you consult doctor last?

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 9 months ago.

Hello again,
I was waiting for your reply.

I think you had difficulty in replying.

I am sending an answer.
I am sorry for your symptoms.
Tongue can have swelling due to a few causes.
It can be from an allergy.
However, allergy symptoms would not last so long.
It can be bigger in hormonal disorders like acromegaly, hypothyroidism.
Diabetes can also cause it.
Infiltrative conditions like sacrcoidosis, amyloidosis can increase the size of tongue.
Inflammation or infection can cause an increase but those are associated with pain & is an acute conditions.
Growth or tumor, malformation of blood vessels or hemangioma can cause it.
Sometimes, no cause can be found too.
I would suggest to discuss those possibilities with your doctor.
He can then decide whether to take any test.
As it is continuing for years, there is unlikely any serious issue like cancer.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
Wish you good health.
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