A 19-year-old female asked:
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19 years old and this is the 3rd time this month i have a little painful red bump on the side of my tongue. super concerned its mouth cancer? help pls

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Oral cancer: Cancer is not episodic in nature... it does not "come and go". That being said, have your dentist take a look at what might be causing this little red bump. You might be biting your tongue with the sharp edge of a tooth, or the lesion may need to be further investigated. Better to have it looked at.
Answered on Oct 29, 2016
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Unlikely: Unlikely based on age. See oral surgeon or ENT doc for exam.
Answered on Oct 29, 2016

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