Is This A Symptom Of Anything Serious? Sensitive Mouth...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by SamIchi, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2004
    Since I know MR loves to answer my medical questions :D

    For the past couple of days the inside of my mouth has become very sensitive. Everything in it (gums, tongue, cheek, throat etc.) feels like it's been slightly burned and feels a little swollen. I haven't been eating anything out of the ordinary, and I don't have any allergies.

    I was eating a slice of pizza the other night, and I was like damn, this cheese pizza is hella spicy. I got this burning feeling in the back of my throat, and realized how sensitive it had gotten. My friends said the pizza wasn't spicy at all, nor hot. :confused: I thought it might go away after a good sleep but it's still here.

    It's hard to eat anything that is remotely spicy, or intense in flavor. I don't see a change inside my mouth (color, & overall looks). I'm clueless.

    Yes, I will see doctor if necessary, but for now I wanna know what you guys make of it. Thanks guys.
  2. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    Gum disease? I dunno. :p That would be my guess.
  3. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a


    Jul 9, 2005
    The town without George Bailey
    Have you been kissing anyone recently? Do you show signs of fever? Is your neck swollen as well? Headaches?

    You may have mononucleosis. Go see your doctor.
  4. neocell macrumors 65816


    May 23, 2005
    Great White North
    First think I would do is check my lymph nodes. If they're swollen it's probably that you're coming down with something, maybe mono, but probably just a flu or cold. If it says uncomfortable for a while go to a doc.
  5. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040


    Sep 13, 2003
    Its not so much where you are as when you are.
    In general, everything is a symptom of something serious. :)

    Do what they say though. Check for a fever feel your lymph nodes (Feel for sore or swollen spots under your chin in your neck and armpits.

    My first thought was allergies. It could be something new, people do spontaneously develop them. It would not necessarily be a food allergy. It could be something in the air.

    Also are you sleeping differently. Sleeping with your mouth open might cause some of these symptoms.
  6. scem0 macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2002
    back in NYC!
    I got a lump on my inner lip from kissing a guy who bit my lip a couple weeks ago. He had just bitten a little too hard which caused a lump to form. I freaked out after looking on the internet for what it might be. I was sure it was oral cancer or skin cancer, etc. It went away in about 3 days.

    It sounds like you are just getting sick to me. A bad cold or something.

    Don't get your panties in a bundle though. If the situation persists though, or if it gets significantly painful go see your doctor.

  7. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    I would have thought herpes. :eek:
  8. floriflee macrumors 68030


    Dec 21, 2004
    Me, too. or a canker sore.
  9. Mr. Durden macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2005
    I guess my only advice would be to get your personal affairs in order.
  10. Boggle macrumors 6502


    Hmm, these symtoms by themselves aren't any reason to panic, and probably don't require any medical attention. But, if you develop ANY swelling, then I'd suggest seeing a Dr. that day if possible.
  11. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2004
    It's still the same. I don't think it's mono, I looked up the symptoms and I didn't match any. I don't have any swollen lymph nodes, and my lifestyle hasn't been out of the ordinary. I guess I'll just wait it out, thanks for the replies.
  12. stubeeef macrumors 68030


    Aug 10, 2004
    first paypal me your deductable, and then we can talk!:p ;)
  13. liv4glf macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2007
    sensitive mouth

    Have you found out any information about your sensitive mouth? I have had the same symptoms for that last month. I am 64 so I know it's not mono or any other diagnosis in the forum. Thanks
  14. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    You should probably skip what people on't internet say and go to the docs.
  15. liv4glf macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2007
    sensitive mouth

    When you have a $5000.00 deductable and pay out of pocket you try everything else first.
  16. liv4glf macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2007
    Gotta love that internet. It's called "Burning Mouth Syndrome." Several things can cause it. It said one of the things to avoid was cinnamon. I have been eating cinnamon candy every day all summer. I was going to the doctor today. Saved me a couple a hundred dollers.
  17. mgguy macrumors 6502


    Dec 26, 2006
    Looking up symptoms on the internet would freak anyone out--cancer, autoimmune disease, bacterial infection, HIV/AIDS, etc. etc. If you're like me, there may be a .0001% chance that you have a particular illness, and that is what you start obsessing on. Most of the time though, such symptoms have more common causes, like food too hot or too spicy, drug side effects, etc. Recently, my doc told me that "when you hear the sound of hooves (sp?), think horses not zebras." That is, the most common explanation is probably what it is and you shouldn't immediately worry so much about the more rare possibilities. Good luck, and happy eating.
  18. me_94501 macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2003
    Heh, tell me about it. Back in 2004 I ended up worrying about anything and everything for like two months. A neurological disease, an eye problem, Mad wasn't fun. I'm not sure why I was like that for so long, but I suspect it was the stress I was undergoing at school manifesting itself in other ways. :confused:

    EDIT: sure enough, according to the Wikipedia article on hypochondria, it can be brought about by stress!
  19. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    Tell me about it. After my last physical, I got a call from my doctor saying that they found some protein in my urine and referred me to a kidney specialist. In the meantime, I googled what that meant, and every website I found is telling me that protein in your piss is a sign of kidney failure, so naturally, I started freaking out. Then I get to the renal specialist, who runs a couple tests, and tells me that my kidneys are functioning 100%, and the protein levels were slightly above average but way below the danger level, and nothing to worry about. So yeah, take anything you find on the internet with a grain of salt ;)
  20. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    That is also one of the reactions to medications.

    But in general, right before you get a cold/flu, or go into an allergy fit. Things might smell, taste, and feel more intense right before you get slammed.

    The hypersensitivity sucks because it is almost like that is what sets you off.

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