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A 22-year-old female asked:

Gave oral 4 months ago bump on side of tongue day after now bump on both sides, swollen tonsil bumps toward back of tongue would it be cancer or a std?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Bumps on Tongue: Bumps on tongue more often than not turn out to be taste buds. One does not get cancer of the tongue at age 22 and one does not get cancer from oral sex in 'months'. It seems you are worrying much more than you should be and it may be wise to get to a physician or dentist to ease your mind.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
I concur with Dr.Killian's answer. Note that the only way to know exactly what's happening is to let a Pro examine you. Please put down the computer and call your Dentist or Physician for an appointment. You can't fix swollen tonsils or "bumps" over the internet.
Nov 14, 2013
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 25 years experience
HPV on rise: Oral cancer is on the rise, especially among young population age 18-25. Hpv (human papilloma virus) related oral cancer is more common now, but oral sex 4 months ago and the bumps today do not seem to be cancer-related. However, you may have had viral infection from such an activity, so consulting with a dentist to receive a proper next-step care is critical.

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