Burning Mouth Syndrome

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I recently had a colonoscopy where I went through anesthesia. After I woke up from the procedure and came home everytime I moved my tongue around my mouth it felt like a burning sensation on my top, roof of mouth and the sides. Has anyone had simiilar experiences? I looked it up and found something like the BMS but there wasn't any information on the causes for it. So I am wondering if it might be because I was dehydrated or a side effect triggered through sedation.. please help.

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    It'll just be the side-effects of the anaesthesia, don't worry about it. (I'm a former nurse btw.)

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      Hi Lily,

      Appreciate the reply. I just didn't understand how an IV sedation would relate to anything in the mouth. I've never had this experience before. Day 2 and the top of my mouth still has a burning sensation even though there is no burn. Hopefully it resides soon.

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      Branden, I didn't understand that you'd just had IV sedation - you used the word "anesthesia", which is an entirely different procedure.

      I still don't think it's BMS, and I still think it will wear off in a few days. I'm sending you a private message about what I think is the probable cause. Private messages via this site don't carry viruses and don't expose the email address of either party.

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    It oftern happens unfortunately. The mouth can be scratched or bruised or any trauma and you will get these symptoms. Salt water gargles not oo much medicated mouth wash.
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