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I have a small lump under my tongue?

Options: If it has been there more than 2 weeks or is growing I would suggest seeing a dentist to determine what it is. ...Read more

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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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I have a small lump under my tongue like an alsore but doesn't hurt, is very red. Its not in the tongue but floor of mouth. What can it be.

I have a small lump under my tongue like an alsore but doesn't hurt, is very red. Its not in the tongue but floor of mouth. What can it be.

One possiblity: It is hard to say without seeing it but one possibility is there are salivary ducts under the tongue and sometimes you can get a stone that blocks the duct which can cause some swelling in the area. Sometimes these stones will pass but if too large they need to be surgically removed. You should see your dentist for an evaluaion ...Read more

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I noticed a small lump under my tongue, behind my front teeth that seems to be at the bottom of my gums. It's painless and moveable. It hasn't grown.?

I noticed a small lump under my tongue, behind my front teeth that seems to be at the bottom of my gums. It's painless and moveable. It hasn't grown.?

Suspicious lump?: Regardless the cause... I would advise you to have the lump under the tongue examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP). Any suspicious lump that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have various small little lumps under the tongue in the floor of my mouth could it be a problem with the glands?

I have various small little lumps under the tongue in the floor of my mouth could it be a problem with the glands?

Possibly: It could also just be the end of the ducts for salivary glands under the tongue. Depends upon their size and position. See your dentist if it concerns you enough. ...Read more

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I have had very slow growing bone overgrowth under my tongue in my gum for as long as I can remember. They don't cause any problems for me. About 4 years ago I developed a hard small lump on the top of my elbow which was very painful. The pain went aw

I have had very slow growing bone overgrowth under my tongue in my gum for as long as I can remember. They don't cause any problems for me. About 4 years ago I developed a hard small lump on the top of my elbow which was very painful. The pain went aw

Tori: I'm not sure what your question is, but I will try to help. The slow growing bone growth under your tongue (and also sometimes in the middle of the palate) is call a "tori". It is a very slow benign growth of bone. Nothing to worry about, but if you have any questions see your dentist or oral surgeon to confirm this is true in your case. ...Read more

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Hi, I got my tongue pierced Monday & im worried I might have an infection. There's small red bumps under my tongue that hurt & there's a lump of skin?

Hi, I got my tongue pierced Monday & im worried I might have an infection. There's small red bumps under my tongue that hurt & there's a lump of skin?

Tongue piercing: Please see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon to check for infection, a common and potentially serious complication. Dentist's don't like tongue piercings for that reason, and because trauma from the fixtures often cause excessive wear to the teeth, fractured teeth, and permanent bone/gum loss on the tongue side of the teeth. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if I discovered a lump under my tongue. Could this be cancer?

Should I be concerned if I discovered a lump under my tongue. Could this be cancer?

Lump under tongue: This would have to be seen in person. It may be normal anatomy, something benign, or less likely but possible something more serious. See your general dentist or an oral surgeon to find out for sure. ...Read more

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What could a semi-hard lump under my tongue be?

What could a semi-hard lump under my tongue be?

Stone vs. Tumor: Under the tongue on each side, there is a major salivary gland called the sublingual gland. If a mass arises in this gland, it could be a stone, or a growth. The likelihood of a malignancy (cancer) in this particular gland is upwards of 50%. It could also be an oral cancer outside of the gland, especially in oral tobacco users and alcoholics. An urgent evaluation by otolaryngologist is in order. ...Read more

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I have had a soft lump under my tongue its been there for some what of a possible 1-2 months should I be worried? Because I am.

I have had a soft lump under my tongue its been there for some what of a possible 1-2 months should I be worried? Because I am.

Worry: Get in to see the oral surgeon right away. May only be a clogged salivary duct, but take no chances. Prime location for oral cancer. Get to the oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do if I found a lump under my tongue. Could this be cancer?

What to do if I found a lump under my tongue. Could this be cancer?

Lumps: All lumps warrant seeing a health care professional for a diagnosis as soon as possible. Could it me cancer? Yes. There are other more likely possibilities and some of them such as an untreated infection can also result in very serious consequences. Start by seeing a dentist asap for a definitive diagnosis and appropriate treatment, if necessary. ...Read more

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At first, I had a fairly large lump under my tongue, on the left side. Now everything under my tongue is swollen. What could it be?

See a dentist ASAP: I would have it evaluated by your dentist or primary care physician. A minor infection on the tongue, tooth abscess or a swollen salivary gland is not uncommon and can cause pain and irritation. The proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my tongue, I've had it for 3 or more months and I've tried to pinch it and all that come out is blood. What can it be?

I have a lump under my tongue, I've had it for 3 or more months and I've tried to pinch it and all that come out is blood. What can it be?

See your dentist: Some conditions like lumps may require further assessment, tests and your Dentist may book a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more

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I noticed a dark red lump under my tongue. It doesn't hurt, there is a slight discomfort if I put pressure on it. Should I be concerned? What would cause this to form?

I noticed a dark red lump under my tongue. It doesn't hurt, there is a slight discomfort if I put pressure on it. Should I be concerned? What would cause this to form?

Many possibilities: Trauma being the most probable. Call your Dentist and let him/her examine the "lump." Any pain, bleeding, and/or swelling should be immediately evaluated. You have both pain and swelling. Please call now for an appointment. ...Read more

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Have a lump under my tongue on right side where tongue connectes to mouth... Very little pain feels kind of hard. What could it be...

Lots: Lots of possibilities including a Torus (extra bone growth), blocked salivary duct, lesion, neoplasm. Please see your General Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for examination, diagnosis, and treatment choices. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my tongue and it hurts to talk and eat hurts when I move my tongue the lump is right on the thing underneath my tongue. What is it?

I have a lump under my tongue and it hurts to talk and eat hurts when I move my tongue the lump is right on the thing underneath my tongue. What is it?

Lingual frenum: The area or string or skin and muscle that attaches your tongue to the floor of your mouth is called the lingual frenum. This area can be traumatized easily if you do any activity that over uses you tongue. I.e Oral Sex, sucking lollipops, eating rough or salty candy. If this area is giving you problems, doesn't seem to be healing, or you can't recall any reason for this to be sore, see a dentist ...Read more

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I have a ball like lump under my tongue on the right side of the connecting piece. It is dark like the veins, should I be worried?

Possibly: Probably nothing to worry about, but examination needed to determine diagnosis and treatment plan. Please call your Dentist. If you don't have one, ask family/friends/coworkers for recommendation. The smartest thing you can do is seek a professional examination. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my tongue by the Salivary glands. It doesn't hurt but I noticed an increase in size. It is the color of my tongue. Cancerous?

I have a lump under my tongue by the Salivary glands. It doesn't hurt but I noticed an increase in size. It is the color of my tongue. Cancerous?

Lump: Lumps can be cause by so many things. There isn't enough room here to list all of the possible causes. Please see your Dentist, who may refer you to an Oral Surgeon, for examination, diagnosis, and treatment plan. The computer is no substitute for a 10, 000 hour Dental education. Call your Dentist. Take advantage of all that training and experience. ...Read more

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I have a semi hard round lump under my tongue behind my front back teeth. I can not see it it doesn’t protrude but I can feel it with tongue or finger any ideas on what this could be?

I have a semi hard round lump under my tongue behind my front back teeth. I can not see it it doesn’t protrude but I can feel it with tongue or finger any ideas on what this could be?

Perhaps: Could be one of many things including, but not limited to, blocked salivary gland, boney exostosis, neoplasm, abscess, etc. Please ask your Dentist to examine and take appropriate diagnostic images of the area. ...Read more

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I am 16 and I am really scared that I might have oral cancer, I have a lump under my tongue and my jaw sometimes hurts. Please help, thank you.

I am 16 and I am really scared that I might have oral cancer, I have a lump under my tongue and my jaw sometimes hurts. Please help, thank you.

Oral lesion: It is usually not common to develop oral cancer at your age. Oral cancer happens mostly in middle age and elderly people, especially those who smoke, drink alcohol frequently and with a family history. In any case any suspicious lesions should be consulted with your dentist or oral surgeon. I advise you to visit them so they can take a good look at it. ...Read more

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I’ve got a semi hard rounded lump under my tongue. Behind my bottom front teeth. It can’t be seen only felt. When I brush my front bottom teeth it feels weird. It’s not pus filled. It doesn’t hurt. I’m afraid this is cancer I’m a 23 y/I male who smok?

I’ve got a semi hard rounded lump under my tongue. Behind my bottom front teeth. It can’t be seen only felt. When I brush my front bottom teeth it feels weird. It’s not pus filled. It doesn’t hurt. I’m afraid this is cancer I’m a 23 y/I male who smok?

Lump under tongue: This cannot be diagnosed without a visual/clinical examination. Any swelling or unusual lesion that has been present for more than 10 days should be examined.
See a dentist or oral surgeon for a clinical examination. ...Read more

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Under my tongue is swollen! Especially on my right back tongue, it's buldging out, and on that side is a big lump/white patches! Possibly not cancer?

Under my tongue is swollen! Especially on my right back tongue, it's buldging out, and on that side is a big lump/white patches! Possibly not cancer?

Possible pre-cancer: Any white patches or lumps could be pre-cancerous -see a dentist for an exam and possible biopsy. ...Read more

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Following a real bad toothache, came this lump that feels really big but I can't see it. It's under my tongue in the same spot I had the toothache. It's hurts really bad. Can you tell me what that is?

Following a real bad toothache, came this lump that feels really big but I can't see it. It's under my tongue in the same spot I had the toothache. It's hurts really bad. Can you tell me what that is?

Treatment to Tooth??: Rarely does the infection from an absceesed tooth swell to the tongues side of the lower jaw (mandible). As the previous clinician advise, d see your dentist for advice care and a referral to an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of a lump under my jaw, on the frontal side under my tongue? Should I be concerned?

What can be the cause of a lump under my jaw, on the frontal side under my tongue? Should I be concerned?

Exam: Any pain, bleeding, or swelling (as in lump) should be investigated, if for no other reason than to provide you w peace of mind. ...Read more

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I feel a hard pea-sized lump on the floor of my mouth under my tongue on the right side. My dentist did not notice when palpating the area. Thoughts?

Second Opinion: Lumps on the floor of the mouth that last longer than 7-10 days without healing should be checked by a dentist or oral pathologist. See an oral surgeon or oral pathologist for evaluation and opinion. ...Read more

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Hi, I have Crohn's disease. I have got 2 huge blisters and 3 lumps growing under my tongue on the floor of my mouth. Is this related to Crohn's or not?

Hi, I have Crohn's disease. I have got 2 huge blisters and 3 lumps growing under my tongue on the floor of my mouth. Is this related to Crohn's or not?

Could be: Some crohns patients can get crohns related ulcers in their mouth. They tend to get them during a flare, not when everything is going well. However you may have a viral infection causing this. So if u are flaring, call your gi. If not, go see your pcp for further guidance. ...Read more

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I have a white bump on my maxillary labial frenulum. Also I have a round lump that I can feel but not see under my tongue behind my bottom teeth?

I have a white bump on my maxillary labial frenulum. Also I have a round lump that I can feel but not see under my tongue behind my bottom teeth?

Lumps & bumps: Can be many things, often coincidental but unrelated. Most are benign. But the only way to be sure is to be examined. So please call your General Dentist to begin the diagnostic process. ...Read more