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extra skin on side of tongue

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
How old is it?: If it is just a tail from the suture, could trim it with small scissor. If recently placed, could also call dr who placed it for check / trim vs remov ... Read More
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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
42 years experience Periodontics
Need a trim: Call the surgeon. The sutures sounds like it needs a trim.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
33 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Get it checked: Could be a taste bud or a lesion. I would get it checked.
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Dr. Keerti Sahasrabudhe
22 years experience Dentistry
Anatomical: From your description it sounds like you are describing a "prominent lingual frenum ". Most humans have a lingual frenum but in some people it may be ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Lingual Frenum: The frenulum of tongue or tongue web is a small fold of mucous membrane extending from the floor of the mouth to the midline of the underside of the t ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Probably not: But why doesn't your friend see a dentist just to make sure. There' soothing like peace of mind.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
29 years experience General Surgery
Leukoplakia: If its a thickened, white patches on your gums or the insides of your cheek or even the bottom of your mouth or your tongue it could be leukoplakia. T ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kari Sakurai
32 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: Have an evaluation with your dentist. They will be able to assess what the issue is or if it is a normal.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
See doc: You could have this checked out by a dentist or dermatologist.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
11 years experience Dentistry
Tongue lesion: It could, but you could also have a a condition related to fungal infection. When you run the patch off, is it red underneath? This could be a conditi ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
14 years experience Emergency Medicine
TMJ ?: Difficult to answer without knowing exact anatomic location however see if temporomandibular joint disorder may be the culprit.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
20 years experience Pediatrics
Normal variant...: I suspect what you are describing is just a normal variant - normal for you and not a problem. If you have pain or notice these areas getting larger ... Read More
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