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divinedamedee54 posted:
When I eat, but mostly when I talk, I bite the right side of my tongue alot. I sometimes do it in my sleep and it wakes me up. Who should I contact... my Doctor or my Dentist? And what caused this...
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Amelia_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi divinedamedee54,

Does your tongue seem to be swollen? How long has this been going on?
Best Wishes! Amelia
 
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divinedamedee54 replied to Amelia_WebMD_Staff's response:
No, it's not swollen. This has been going on for about a month. Happens mostly when I say anything with the "s" or "th" sounds.
 
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Amelia_WebMD_Staff replied to divinedamedee54's response:
Have you had any other recent health concerns? Cold/flu, epilepsy, stroke? I am not a medical professional, but do want to help.
Best Wishes! Amelia
 
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divinedamedee54 replied to Amelia_WebMD_Staff's response:
I am concerned that I may have had a stroke. My Dr. didn't say anything about it. No flu like symptoms or epilepsy. Night sweats every night... it's just getting to be old news with me. I guess I'll suck it up and learn to live with it... thanks for replying... Delores
 
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Amelia_WebMD_Staff replied to divinedamedee54's response:
You are more than welcome, I wish that I could have helped more.

Paralysis of the face as well as difficulty with speech and swallowing (which both include use of the tongue) are often signs of a stroke. I am guessing that you have spoken with your doctor about your concerns with your tongue as well as the possibility that you have had a stroke? If you haven't, maybe he/she can help find some exercises for you to do with your mouth and tongue in hopes that this may help with your biting and discomfort. I wish you the best of luck and please keep us posted on how you are doing!
Best Wishes! Amelia


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