glossodynia


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glossodynia

 [glos″o-din´e-ah]
pain in the tongue.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

glos·so·dyn·i·a

(glos'ō-din'ē-ă),
A condition characterized by a painful tongue. See: burning tongue syndrome.
Synonym(s): glossalgia
[glosso- + G. odynē, pain]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A pain syndrome often described as a scalding sensation in the tongue, lips, palate, or entire mouth, which is most common in older women. It may be idiopathic or linked to various medical and dental conditions, from nutritional deficiencies and menopause to dry mouth and allergies. It can be managed with various interventions, but not cured
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glos·so·dyn·i·a

(glos'ō-din'ē-ă)
A condition characterized by burning or painful tongue.
Synonym(s): burning tongue, glossalgia.
[gloss- + G. odynē, pain]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

glos·so·dyn·i·a

(glos'ō-din'ē-ă)
Burning or painful tongue.
Synonym(s): burning tongue.
[glosso- + G. odynē, pain]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about glossodynia

Q. tongue pain and brain tumor

A. 2 cranial nerves (nerves that go out of the brain itself) are responsible for sensory innervation the tongue- the glossofaringial (the inner third of the tongue) and a branch of the trigeminal nerve. (outer two thirds of the tongue). the pain could indicate pressure of the tumor on each one of them- depends where it hurts...

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Xerostomia, often cited as a cause of glossodynia, involves increased friction, but the pain of xerostomia usually derives from secondary candidiasis.
Conklin said he sees a fair amount of glossodynia in his practice, and about 90% is caused by emotional stress that leads to the habit of pressing the tongue against the teeth and palate, which produces pain in the tongue.
Patients with glossodynia often will say the pain started fairly suddenly, usually at a time when they were worried or something serious happened in their lives.
Physically, there may be little to see in a patient with glossodynia, or findings can include lingua serratia, linea alba, or papillitis.
During menopause, estrogen deficiencies, low follicle-stimulating hormone levels, and bone loss--which can lead to poorly fitting dentures--all can cause glossodynia symptoms.
In a study of 70 patients treated for glossodynia at the Mayo Clinic, it was found that 80% were menopausal women.
One major problem affecting many glossodynia patients is fear of cancer.