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What causes tongue pain? 7 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Tongue inflammation

Your tongue is a vital and versatile muscle that aids in the digestion of food and helps you speak properly. You may not often think about the health of your tongue, but there are a number of conditions can affect thi...

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2

Everything You Need to Know About Glossitis

Glossitis is an inflammation of the tongue. Find more information on glossitis, including symptoms, causes, types, and treatment.

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3

Iron Deficiency Anemia

Iron-deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia, which occurs when the body does not have enough of the mineral iron. The body needs iron to produce hemoglobin.

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4

Folic Acid Deficiency Anemia

Folic acid deficiency anemia is caused by having too little folate (vitamin B9) in your blood.

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5

Pernicious Anemia

Pernicious anemia occurs when your body can't absorb enough vitamin B-12 to function properly. Learn about the signs and symptoms of pernicious anemia.

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6

Megaloblastic Anemia

Megaloblastic anemia is a blood disorder marked by the appearance of very large red blood cells that crowd out healthy cells, causing anemia.

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7

Chlorine Poisoning

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Chlorine poisoning can occur when you swallow or inhale chlorine. It reacts with water inside and outside of the body to form dangerous compounds. It can cause digestive, respiratory, skin, and circulatory problems.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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