A 34-year-old male asked:
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that thing under my tongue is swollen do you know what that is?

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Dr. Debora Zivari
31 years experience Dentistry
Salivary glands: If the swelling is related to your salivary gland need to be evaluated for blockage , otherwise will result in infection.
Answered on Aug 27, 2017
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Lots of things: There's lots of things under your tongue... salivary glands and ducts, blood vessels, and a lingual frenum.
Answered on Mar 19, 2018
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Not without exam: Could be salivary gland or duct, frenulum, blood vessel, draining abscess, gum infection, lesion, etc. drop a dime, call your Dentist, make an appointment with the person who knows your mouth best.
Answered on Oct 2, 2016
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Suspicious lump?: Regardless the cause... I would advise you to have the suspicious "thing"-lump under your tongue examined by a dentist or specialist (e.g. ENT, OFP). Any suspicious lump that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks should be evaluated.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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Dr. Andy Chung
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Salivary stone: Swelling under your tongue may be due to a distal salivary gland stone. Sialolithiasis (salivary gland stones) is the most common disease of the saliv ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Exam: Don't know what the "thing" is that's causing your problem. You have to be examined to be diagnosed. Once cause has been determined, a decision can ... Read More
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See doctor/dentist.: You likely have an infection in the mouth (dental caries , gingivitis etc). The tongue swelling does not cause stiff neck which may possibly be a sig ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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That : That is called your "uvula". It can be swollen for many different reasons, including but not limited to infection, dehydration, and inflammation. Seek ... Read More
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