A 16-year-old male asked:
what could a lump in the tongue.its inside the tongue.and its hard and small.im 16.and the only thing i can think of is cancer.im so scared.no tabacco?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Travis Titlow answered
39 years experience Dentistry
Need more info: It could be nothing serious or it could be serious. Please get it checked by a dentist or doctor. It is probably from trauma like biting your tongue or some other injury, but it could also be serious.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Steven Chmielewski answered
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Lots of things: Most of which are benign. Oral cancer in a 16 Y.O. Who does not use tobacco is extremely rare. It could be cyst or even thyroid tissue. I'd see an ent. Depending on your exam, the ENT may order a ct or mri.
Answered on May 23, 2015
Dr. Kari Sakurai answered
31 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: Your dentist or oral surgeon will be best to evaluate this for you. Your peace of mind will be worth it.
Answered on May 11, 2015
Dr. James Anderson answered
18 years experience Dentistry
Biopsy: I would recommend having the lump biopsied by an oral surgeon. Then you will know for sure what it is after it is reviewed after its histology is reviewed under a microscope.
Answered on Feb 4, 2016
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