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Is it healthy to have bumps under the tongue?

Is it healthy to have bumps under the tongue?

Bumps under tongue: It all depends on what they are. They may be mucoceles, which are clear, fluid filled sacs that usually heal on their own. Or they may be canker sores or oral cancer. If they have been there longer than 10 days, or if they are painful, you should have them examined by a dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Healthy food for baby under 1 year?

Healthy food for baby under 1 year?

Many: Many options. Babies under a year especially need fat for neurological development. Avocados, yogurt made from whole milk, bananas, baby cereals, soft cooked vegetables, pureed fruits (applesauce)...there are many good choices. Avoid processed foods/drinks with added sugar or artificial color. Avoid wheat until after 1 year. ...Read more

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Sores on back tongue, throat area, and under tongue. Only sores under tongue tingle sometimes. Back of tongue slightly patchy white. ?

Sores on back tongue, throat area, and under tongue. Only sores under tongue tingle sometimes. Back of tongue slightly patchy white. ?

Possibly viral: Many types of throat infections can have sores in the mouth/tongue. Viral illnesses may be the most common. strep certainly can causes sores in the throat but patients with that infection are usually more ill with high fevers. Another possibility would by a yeast (thrush) infection which would be treated differently then other infections. Throat culture may be indicated. Seek a medical provider ...Read more

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Mouth burning, under tonguebumps, tip of tongue has ulcer, scalloped tongue, been to dentist, ent, have a torus, still burning .Plastitic separating ?

Mouth burning, under tonguebumps, tip of tongue has ulcer, scalloped tongue, been to dentist, ent, have a torus, still burning .Plastitic  separating ?

Internet Diagnosis: Can't help you unfortunately. Even the best internet doctors and dentists can't replace one on one doctor\patient exams and evaluations. I have no idea what your ? Is nor what the doctors who already saw you found or said. Do you have a specific question? ...Read more

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Skin sticking out under my tongue. Is this normal?

Skin sticking out under my tongue. Is this normal?

Frenum: It sounds like you are referring to the lingual frenum, which is normal and nothing to be concerned about. It is a flap of tissue that attaches the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. If you are still concerned, show it to a dentist just to be sure. ...Read more

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Ny baby has a small loose pea shape lump behind right ear under skin. She is healthy overall. Curious.?

Ny baby has a small loose pea shape lump behind right ear under skin. She is healthy overall. Curious.?

Lymph node: This is most likely a normal lymph node. There are dozens located at different sites around the head & neck & noticed because they are not buried deep in tissues or muscles like they are in the rest of the body. When stimulated by bug bites, skin irritation, vaccines or various infections they will enlarge for several weeks before returning to their resting size. ...Read more

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My entire mouth is pale yellow, my tongue is yellow striped. Tiny canker sores are forming on tongue sides + elongated red bumps forming under tongue?

My entire mouth is pale yellow, my tongue is yellow striped. Tiny canker sores are forming on tongue sides + elongated red bumps forming under tongue?

Needs to be seen: You will have to see a local dentist, primary care physician or ENT specialist. We cannot diagnose or treat patients over the internet. A medical and dental history along with a personal clinical exam is required. ...Read more

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Moist inside cheeks, under tongue but top of tongue is constantly very dry (food sticks to it). Chewing xylitol gum doesn't help. Not Sjogrens. Cause?

Not clear : you need to be certain this is not Sjogren's. There are other things to consider such as whether you have something like a yeast of the tongue. Has that been checked out. It could be the reason for the dryness ...Read more

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Can not brushing your teeth cause movable painless bumps underneath tongue ?

Can not brushing your teeth cause movable painless bumps underneath tongue ?

Tongue anatomy: The painless bumps below your tongue could be your normal anatomy. I'd have your dentist check it out. ...Read more

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Sore red front and white back of tongue red pimple at back and hard lump on gum below teeth under tongue.Dentist says not suspisious? Is he correct?

Sore red front and white back of tongue red pimple at back and hard lump on gum below teeth under tongue.Dentist says not suspisious? Is he correct?

2nd opinion: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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White spots under tongue, rough sore spots under tongue & back sides of tongue also on creases between cheek &gum. Very painful when i bit my cheek?

White  spots under tongue, rough sore spots under tongue & back sides of tongue also on creases between cheek &gum. Very painful when i bit my cheek?

Unfortunately: These types of situations require a one on one clincial exam for a diagnosis and proper treatment. Merely listing some possibilities will be of no service to you. Schedule an appointment with a local dentist. ...Read more

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Very painful white bumps under tongue and smaller white bumps (less painful) on left side? Hurts to eat, talk when tongue goes over teeth

Very painful white bumps under tongue and smaller white bumps (less painful) on left side?
Hurts to eat, talk when tongue goes over teeth

Mouth ulcer: This is something that needs to be checked out by your dentist. Oral lesions are hard to describe/diagnose without seeing they first hand. Some even require biopsy to diagnose (although this is only a few percent of the time). Go see your dentist and get this looked at. Chances are it's nothing serious but you need to get it looked at to ease your worries and put your fears to rest. ...Read more

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Found very small lumps under skin inside mouth below lip and near gum. Skin colour and no pain?

Found very small lumps under skin inside mouth below lip and near gum. Skin colour and no pain?

LUMPS INSIDE MOUTH: WHAT IS THE QUESTION? DO SEE YOUR PCP. IT COULD BE ANYTHING, BUT I DO NOT THINK IT IS SOMETHING TO BE WORRIED ABOUT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION. ...Read more

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I feel this lump in floor of mouth under tongue. Any ideas?

I feel this lump in floor of mouth under tongue. Any ideas?

Ranula or mucocle: Are the most common cause. The difference is mainly size, the ranula being larger (looks like the belly of a frog? Hence the name). What they are are blocked salivary gland ducts. The lump is the build up of fluid. They can be a one time event or continually reoccur. They can even reoccur after surgical removeal. ...Read more

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Keep getting burning sensation on tongue when i eat things, especially ketchup. Looks at tongue in mirror&have a few lumps on sides of tongue. Ideas?

Need examination: You may have a sensitivity to certain foods, possible the acids in tomatoes or the ketchup. But there are also many other reasons for your reaction to some foods. It is best to see a dentist , oral surgeon or oral medicine specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I noticed a small white bump on the front of my 4 y/o gums. It's not painful, and her teeth are in great condition, she's healthy otherwise. ideas?

I noticed a small white bump on the front of my 4 y/o gums. It's not painful, and her teeth are in great condition, she's healthy otherwise. ideas?

Many possibilities: It could be from an infection in the tooth from trauma, small fibroma (benign), spot of irritation from fingers. best way to rule out infections is to visit your dentist and have an xray to determine if there is an intra-boney infection. if you can wipe it off it might be the start of a yeast infection ...Read more

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2 flaps of skin like lumps on both sides of my upper teeth. don't hurt or look discolored and are soft. Getting smaller.Grind teeth chew skin in mouth?

2 flaps of skin like lumps on both sides of my upper teeth. don't hurt or look discolored and are soft. Getting smaller.Grind teeth chew skin in mouth?

Rule of thumb: It is prudent that any bleeding, pain, or as in your case swelling, be immediately evaluated. Can't examine you over the computer. Please ask your General Dentist to evaluate. Wouldn't it be worth the cost of an examination to be told that everything is perfectly healthy? And if there is a problem, early intervention provides the most successful treatment. ...Read more

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What anaethesia to use for biopsy of growing black spot under tongue of a 5 y/o?

What anaethesia to use for biopsy of growing black spot under tongue of a 5 y/o?

Talk with an ENT: Biopsies at this age can be very hard to do. I would recommend having a little sedation in the operating room, so that the experience is not traumatic for the child and it is doe safely. ...Read more

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