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what are clear bubbles under the tounge? is this sexually transmitted

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Dr. Jason Cataldo
Periodontics 24 years experience
Depends: Clear bubbles under the tongue that are not painful could be saliva bubbles, or a mucocoele - which is a small cyst, or even a clogged salivary gland. Sometimes they burst and are usually not painful. You should certainly be seen by a medical or dental professional though. Remember - early intervention can really help and may "nip a real problem in the bud". Hang in there!
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
Possible Ranula: A ranula presents as a fluid filled bubble on the floor of the mouth under the tongue. It is caused by a blocked salivary gland. The saliva can't get out so it backs up and creates a bubble. It is not sexually transmitted. Small ranulas can often resolve on their own. Larger ones (shown here) may require surgical removal.

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I have a clear bump under my tounge what is this?

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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Many possibilities: Depending on how big the bump is it could be a salivary duct, or a ranula. A mucocele is another possibility. An ulceration or oral cancer are still other possibilities... So it is best if you go to see a dentist and they will give you a correct diagnosis. A biopsy may be suggested.
A 24-year-old female asked:

This clear small bubble under my tounge appeared and it was gone like in 15 minutes this was the first time it ever happened to me should I be worried?

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Dr. Alexandra Jaquery
Cosmetic Dentistry 14 years experience
No worries: It probably was a salivary gland obstruction that led to a "bubble" of saliva to form. As the canal was unblocked, the bubble was gone. If you have any other clinical change, i encourage you to see a dentist.
Racine, WI
A female asked:

I have tiny clear bumps under my tounge, what could it be?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Salivary glands: These may be small salivary glands that are normally present. You may watch and wait. If any of the "bumps" doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other bumps appear, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age.

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