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I feel like something is stuck on the right back side of tongue. No pain. Cant see anything. I chew a lot of gum.

I feel like something is stuck on the right back side of tongue. No pain. Cant see anything. I chew a lot of gum.

Get it checked: Get this area professionally examined promptly! either a ENT md, dds or dmd should be seen to rule out abnormalities! ...Read more

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Cant really get the plaque off my tongue by brushing it. Would a tongue scraper help with this?

Cant really get the plaque off my tongue by brushing it. Would a tongue scraper help with this?

Tongue scraper: Start by having your tongue looked at by a dentist. What you call "plaque" may or may not be actually that and therefore trying to remove it may not be advisable or possible. Using a tongue scraper gently once a day is a good idea. ...Read more

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I have a small round legion under my tongue, ita been there for a little bit and its hard in texture. I cant tell if its cancer or benign ?

I have a small round legion under my tongue, ita been there for a little bit and its hard in texture. I cant tell if its cancer or benign ?

Examination: There a numerous lesions in the mouth that are normal. Hard spots under the tongue could be a stone from the salivary glands. Let's find out what this spot is. Call a dentist for an examination and test to be safe. ...Read more

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I have white colored moderate sized bumps on both sides of my tongue that i cant seem to get rid of they are irregular shaped and painless any ideas?

Hard to know: Need to view/examine to offer educated opinion. Would also help to know more about your medical history (medications, illnesses, tobacco use, etc). Painless patch or nodule for a 26yo may be hairy tongue, geographic tongue, leukoplakia, lipoma, viral papilloma, or cancer. Oral surgeon or dentist performs biopsy if lesion has concerning features on exam. ...Read more

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Bump in my mouth under the floor so i cant see it but can feel it with my tongue?

Bump in my mouth under the floor so i cant see it but can feel it with my tongue?

Salivary duct: You have saliva glands in the floor of your mouth underneath your tongue. They can get clogged and or get infected. Another possibility is a Renula which is a fluid filled cyst that is benign. I would have this checked by your dentist or physician to determine what is present. ...Read more

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Why do i get a little bump on the tip of my tongue when i eat a lot of sugar? Its really painful i cant sleep. Help.

Why do i get a little bump on the tip of my tongue when i eat a lot of sugar? Its really painful i cant sleep. Help.

AnswerOnTipOMyTongue: That's God's way of telling you not to eat a lot of sugar! People can have sensitivities to lots of different foods (walnuts and bananas are common; sugar is unusual). Often the sensitivity shows-up on the tongue as a red patch, superficial ulcer or a little bump. Any of these can be painful. They usually go away relatively quickly (like a day or two). Take some Motrin, suck on some ice. ...Read more

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I bit my tongue really bad 2 days ago from playing basketball i got elbowed in my chin and now i can barely speak i cant chew what can heal this?

Watchful waiting: The tongue has a rich blood supply so healing should occur spontaneously. In rare occasions sutere of a large laceration may be required. In the interim, soft food and avoidance of hot, sour or spicy foods should reduce the discomfort. ...Read more

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Iv add a stroke im beta now but my tongue is doin my head in its numb iv bin to all the docs an they say they cant do anything is there a specialis?

Iv add a stroke  im beta now but my tongue  is doin my head in its numb iv bin to all the docs an they say they cant do anything  is there a specialis?

Neurologists: You should be consulting neurologists who specialize in strokes and if you have a medical center near you that has a stroke center, you should take advantage of their expertise. ...Read more