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A 16-year-old male asked:

16 year old, small bump on frenulum under tongue with no pain, never chewed/ smoke tobacco, i don't drink alacohol, don't have hpv, what do i have?

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Dr. Bryan Mitton
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Probably Benign: Little bumps in the mouth can occur for lots of reasons - this could be a normal salivary gland, or perhaps something called a 'mucocele', which is quite common. Your age, and your good decisions not to smoke or drink alcohol make this highly unlikely to be a cancer or something dangerous. If the bump becomes painful, grows, or you're still worried, see your dentist or doctor!
Last updated Feb 9, 2017


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