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i have a small bump under my tongue, it appears to be next to the frenulum. it looks liquidy, pinkish, and about 3 mm wide. it doesn't hurt .

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Dr. Randall Stastny
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 34 years experience
Mucocele: This could be a Mucocele or mucous retention lesion. We all have many minor salivary glands throughout the mouth and are about the size of a b.b. pellet. Sometimes they can get blocked or clogged and a small balloon of salivary fluid forms. They usually do not hurt. You should have it checked out because in rare cases they can be caused by a minor salivary gland tumor and should be removed.
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 47 years experience
Tongue bump: This is normal anatomy of the sublingual gland duct. But if enlarges bigger that a pea have it checked out. They are paired but rarely are exactly the same size.

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