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Are Plica Fimbriata Common
Is plica fimbriata always symmetrical? I have a noticeable flap (maybe 2mm) on one side, and only much smaller ones on the other.
Not always: The plica fimbriata is a slight fold of the mucous membrane on the underside of the tongue which runs laterally on either side of the lingual frenulum. The free edge of the plica fimbriata occasionally exhibits a series of fringe-like processes. They can become irritated during brushing or hygiene. Talk to your dentist. ...Read more
Plica fimbriata: The plica fimbriata is a fold of mucosa under the tongue where vessels run. You may have an enlarged vessel or a bruise in the area. If it is concerning and does not resolve contact your physician. ...Read more
I accidentally bit one of my plica fimbriata on the bottom of my tongue. It is swollen and red and painful. What should I do?
Nothing serious: I can understand your concern and frustration. However, traumatic lesion at the ventral surface of the tongue is a common problem and it makes you always anxious. The routine warm salt water rinse, local anesthetic application (e.g. ambesol), and NSAIDs (Advil) OTC every 6 hours will take care of the problem. If concerned, see your dentist for further investigation. ...Read more
Got plica fimbriata on one side of tongue. Used salt water and inflammation/pain decreased, but the pointy part of flap now blackish. Is that bad?
Plica fimbriata: I'm familiar with plica fimbriata Christopher but it is usually painless. On the occasions that it is painful it is treated conservatively with tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin or just what you did with the salt water. If it does become chronically painful or bothersome then it can be treated surgically. I don't know what yours looks like exactly but it sounds like something your doctor should see. Good luck. ...Read more
I noticed that my plica fimbriata is ripped along the line and it causes major pain every time I bump it against my bottom teeth. Any suggestions?
How did you do that?: It is very difficult to rip the plica fimbriata. Are you sure that is what you ripped and not the lingual frenum? Either way the only way to help it heal is to avoid too much movement, avoid contact with your teeth and rinse with warm salt water. Do not use hydrogen peroxide or anything with alcohol. If it is not better in 7 to 10 days contact your dentist. ...Read more
I ripped the skin under my tongue on the right side I believe it's called Plica fimbriata it hurts to the point I can barely eat will it heal itself?
Generally yes: The mouth and structures have regular trauma and heal quickly ...Read more
I got very painful -I think- plica fimbriata. How to deal with this problem? And how did this develop? It's red and it makes eating and talking dffclt
It sounds like what-: -may be called toung tied. Surgical solution is the best way. It has been present from birth & that's where it came from. See an ENT specialist for options ...Read more
Plica fimbriata Is it related to hpv? And should I be worried about the hanging skin under my tongue
No, . ..: Plica fimbriatat is the mucosal fold on the underside of the tougue on both sides to frenulum, which is a normal part of tongue anatomy although varies in size & shape, and is not related to HPV at all. Don't worry. More? Seek evaluation & counseling by following suggestions in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Furthermore? Contact me at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin; I can ...Read more
Not Fully Known: The plica are remnants of tissue in the developing embrionic knee starting around 8 weeks. Some think that they act like eyelids and assist in lubrication of the joint. Generally asymptomatic, they may become inflammed after a direct blow to the knee, repetative sport activity, etc. Once inflammed, they can cause pain or irritate/damage surrounding tissues. ...Read more
Remnant: A plica is a fold of joint lining tissue (synovial tissue). It is left over after the knee develops while you are in your mother's womb. It has no known specific function after that, but can occasionally be associated with problems. ...Read more
Plica surgery: I have been scoping knees for 27 years and have probably done over 3000. I have yet to do one for a plica. I would not be overly optimistic that your knee is going to be better from only excision of a plica. ...Read more
Plica semilunaris: In animals it serves as a third eyelid. In humans it serves no useful function. ...Read more
Separate problems.: Plica syndrome results in pain along the front/inside of your knee. Osgood-Schlatter's is an overuse of the patellar tendon insertion, in skeletally immature youngsters. ...Read more
See below: Plica is a fold of tissue and an embryonic remnant found in many peoples knees. Its rarely a problem. However, some people can develop a painful plica, especially after trauma to the knee. Plicas are generally found along the inside of the knee adjacent to the knee cap. Both conservative and surgical options exist to treat plicas. ...Read more
Pain from knee: Plica syndrome is when the plica (synovial fold of capsule) causes pain due to irritation over the femoral condyle. They are usually medial (inner) and can pop over the knee with flexion (bending) of knee. Can respond to injections but occasionally require surgery. Often times a garbage bag diagnosis for surgeons that scope a knee and don't find any major problems. ...Read more