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Swollen tongue anyone

My tongue got swollen like 3 weeks ago and its still swollen. I have been looking at the internet and it looks alot like Oral Hairy Leukoplakia. Has anyone had swollen tongue before treatment. I'm very scared with this. It swollen and it has white trails but very very little it look like thrust on the side of my tongue. It has lumps but not white lumps near my throat it has very light white things.

Is this Hairy Leukoplakia?

It hurt at first but now it doesn't hurt.

Please help with this.....
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If you read further down you will come across a condition called Glossitis.  I'm not saying that is what you have, it doesn't mention a swollen tongue.  The other thing that you mention I didn't look up.  The biggest question is, why don't you see a doctor?  That way you will know for sure, and it may not have anything at all to do with HepC.  
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my tongue feels like it's way too big for my mouth. I started treatment for hepc a little over 3 weeks ago and the whole left side of my tongue feels all cut up but it has liek white soar type things. i thought i may be biting it becausei was just put on an anti-depressant before treatment as well and i read that tight jaw and biting may be a side effect from that, but i just don't know what it is, but it hurts to chew and with an already diminishing appetite, it does not help eating..
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I have had a swollen tongue on and off since last Nov. I did ask my primary care physician about it, it had ridges alongside the tongue and was swollen and also felt raw and enlarged...she didn't think it was too bad she said sometimes it will happen depending on what you eat and drink, and thought maybe due to antibiotics, I had a sinus infection,     . there have been a few times where it was very painful, I rinse with warm salt water and that seems to help. You may want to go in and have it checked, it could also be something called thrush which babies get but so can adults if taking antibiotics..for a couple of days it was so swollen i couldn't talk, my husband had an appreciation for that lol. I haven't started tx yet.
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I have read recently that this can be caused by hypothyroid in some people.  I was interested because a sore, swollen tongue that gets ridges imprinted on it from the edges of my teeth, has plagued me on and off for years.  I am taking a small dose of synthroid and I have had less problems with it since starting it but it still happens every now and then.  Sucking on some ice or holding very cold ice water in my mouth for a few minutes helps relieve the discomfort somewhat.  I also keep a piece of sugar free gum in my mouth because it seems as if I can keep my taste buds busy, I get less pain signals to my brain.  (Don't know for sure why it helps really)  By the way, I don't have hepatitis c, my husband does. )  One other thing that I have done that helps it feel better temporarily is to swish Maalox in my mouth for a few moments, then spit it out.  It seems soothing.  I read somewhere on the internet to try it.
Google swollen tongue +hypothyroid and see if you find anything helpful.
None of this would apply if you have thrush.
IHope you both  find something that helps,
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