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What causes a person's tongue to swell?

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November 28, 2008 8:05AM

Well the tongue is a complex structure of two muscle groups right and left side. The normal tongue piercing is placed in between the two groups in the frenial valley. Regardless how good the piercer is the muscle is always nicked during the piercing and this will cause the tongue to swell mildly during the inital days following the piercing. As healing progresses the swelling will subside ( swelling is a protective feature that limits the tongues movement to prevent further irritation, while the body works on healing the damage ). Hope that helps