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Hard, pea sized lump inside my tongue. During the day it seems to shrink down to where I can barely feel it, then in the morning it's pea sized again?

Hard, pea sized lump inside my tongue. During the day it seems to shrink down to where I can barely feel it, then in the morning it's pea sized again?

?? hemangioma: Hi
the way you are describing it, it could be a deep tissue hemangioma, which is a venous plexus, it gets bigger and shrinks, how long have you had it. I would recommend you to get it examined and possible imaging if there is any concern ...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 lump inside my tongue that moves and is sore. Right side middle. You can grab it with your fingers. Just appeared in one day?

I have a lump inside my tongue that moves and is sore. Right side middle. You can grab it with your fingers. Just appeared in one day?

See doc or dentist: This could be a simple cyst but you need to let your doctor or dentist examine it as soon as possible to make sure it is nothing more serious. ...Read more

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I have a tender pea-sized lump inside my tongue...Not sure if I should be concerned. I can't see it but definitely feel it with my teeth.?

I have a tender pea-sized lump inside my tongue...Not sure if I should be concerned. I can't see it but definitely feel it with my teeth.?

See a dentist: Your symptom could be calcified salivary duct. Call your dentist and have him/her give you a definitive answer. ...Read more

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Small, painless, bb sized lump inside my tongue (front right side). What could it be? I suck my thumb in my sleep, could this be the cause? Worry??

Small, painless, bb sized lump inside my tongue (front right side). What could it be? I suck my thumb in my sleep, could this be the cause? Worry??

See an oral surgeon: Have an oral surgeon evaluate the lump on your tongue. It is challenging to provide a diagnosis without a thorough examination and a photograph of the lump. See an oral surgeon soon if possible. ...Read more

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Can allergic reaction to fruit cause a pea-size lump inside my tongue? It's tender but not painful, slight swelling. What can I do?

Can allergic reaction to fruit cause a pea-size lump inside my tongue? It's tender but not painful, slight swelling. What can I do?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Just had a cold with swollen tonsils for 10 days and I woke up 3 days ago with a sore lump inside my tongue towards the front. What could this be?

See a doctor: Without an exam would only be guessing. Might be an abscess, enlarged node, early ulcer and so on and so on. Go and be seen and professionally diagnosed. ...Read more

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I have a painless hard lump inside of my tongue I was wondering what that could possibly be?

Many possibilities: you need to check this with your physician. There are many possibilities. Try to see if you can get them to see you. This could be a tumor, could be infection it needs to be clarified, it could easily be benign but it needs to be diagnosed ...Read more

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I've noticed a lump inside the middle of my tongue, a few taste buds look swollen just above it. Its been there around 5 weeks now?

Lump on tongue: This is impossible to answer with a clinical examination and additional information. That being said, any lesion or swelling that has been present in or around your mouth for longer than 7-10 days needs to be examined.
Call your dentist or an oral surgeon for an examination appointment. ...Read more

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I'm 16. I have a tiny lump (size of pea)inside my tongue near tip for a while. No pain, just worry because I don't know what it is hopefully not cancer.

I'm 16. I have a tiny lump (size of pea)inside my tongue near tip for a while. No pain, just worry because I don't know what it is hopefully not cancer.

Not cancer: Chris, first of all, it seems very unlikely that this is cancer. It is more than likely related to a taste bud or something.

If it persists for much longer, I would consider being seen by a doctor, though. Not because of cancer, but because there may be something that the doctor can help. ...Read more

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I have a small lump in the inside of my tongue that I can feel but not see. I was wondering if this is from biting it in my sleep or something else?

I have a small lump in the inside of my tongue that I can feel but not see. I was wondering if this is from biting it in my sleep or something else?

Tongue lesion: Many small tongue lesions can be from biting the tongue, friction on teeth or dental work, or thrusting the tongue on the palate. It is still advisable to see a doctor to check the area. ...Read more

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What causes lump inside tongue?

ENT or Oral surgeon: You should get your tongue looked out by an ear, nose and throat physician or by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I have lumps on back of my tongue?

Normal: The bumps are called circumvellate papillae. Usually they are in a v shape at the base of the tongue. A normal number of these papillae are 8 to 12. These are taste buds. ...Read more

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What can I do for a hard lump in tongue?

What can I do for a hard lump in tongue?

See your dentist: Take lumps and bumps in your mouth seriously and get them diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what these lumps on my tongue are?

Sorry, no: Trying to diagnose anything over the internet that has to be visualized is not really prudent. You should see your physician or dentist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does everyone have little lumps in the back of their tongue?

Tongue bumps: These bumps are most likely circumvallate papillae which are normal structures on the tongue. They have some function in taste and saliva is released from the base of them. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have red lumps on the back of your tongue?

What does it mean if you have red lumps on the back of your tongue?

Tongue bumps: Your tongue has 4 different types of surfaces. The very back of your tongue is covered with a mushroom shaped surface that is more pronounced than the front, sides, or underneath surfaces. Fungi form papilla cover the back section and can trap food underneath the edges. This leads to potential irritation and bad breath. A tongue scraper will remove the irritants; a conservative first step. ...Read more

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Why have I developed small painless lumps on the back of my tongue?

Could be normal: There are lumps that are in the back area of the tongue that are normal. You might consider comparing them to an online diagram or photo. If there is no change in the shape or size or color I would not worry. If there is a change or you want to be sure that there is no problem, have your dentist take a look. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my tongue and I have no clue how I got it. Should I be worried?

I have a lump in my tongue and I have no clue how I got it. Should I be worried?

See your physician: There is always the possibility that a newly discovered "lump" could be malignant, but often times it is something harmless. Rather than worrying needlessly see a physician to examine your tongue. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my tongue... It gets bigger and smaller... When it's big it hurts?

I have a lump in my tongue... It gets bigger and smaller... When it's big it hurts?

Fungiform Papilla: Fungiform papilla toward the back of the tongue can get inflammed and occasionally infected. This is typically benigh. There are a few more ominous things that it could typically be so I would definitely get it checked out, but don't stress out and lose sleep over it. ...Read more

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Hard, painful lump in the middle portion of tongue for 3 days. Should I be concerned at all?

Hard, painful lump in the middle portion of tongue for 3 days. Should I be concerned at all?

Absolutely: Hard, painful lumps in the middle of the tongue are not part of your normal anatomy. Your post did not say how long you have this, whether your tongue was traumatized, or if it is at the surface or deep in the tissue. In any event, it should be examined by an oral surgeon to determine if it needs further treatment. Call your local dentist for a referral. ...Read more

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Lump on tongue that was painful but is no longer painful. Lump present for more than a week. Cause for worry?

Another week: It should be gone in another week. If not, see a dentist that can diagnose the swelling. An oral surgeon or ENT physician would be a good choice. ...Read more

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Been experiencing large clusters of lumps on the far back of tongue for 3 weeks. Any advice/insight is appreciated.

Been experiencing large clusters of lumps on the far back of tongue for 3 weeks. Any advice/insight is appreciated.

Lumps in tongue: Are they stable in size?, create swallowing problems, pain, difficulty in breathing, or in clearing tracheal secretions? The causes are multiple. You should see an ENT specialist, he may do a biopsy. The time is to long usually by now most are in process of remission.
Lie bumps are little red or white bumps on the tongue. They may form due to stress, hormones, particular foods.
Canker sores are another form of tongue bumps. They typically get better within 10 days without treatment.
Most bumps on the tongue aren’t serious, but some may be cancerous
Lie bumps (transient lingual papillitis)
Canker sores (aphthous ulcers)
Squamous papilloma
Syphilis
Scarlet fever
Traumatic fibroma
Lymphoepithelial cysts
Glossitis
Mouth Cancer ...Read more

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This morning I found lumps in the very back of my tongue what does this mean or is it anything to be worried about.?

Vallate Papillae: These are normally there. They are large taste buds that contain large numbers of taste buds on their surface. Their are 7-12 of these papillae in a v formation pointing to the back of the throat. These taste buds are sensitive to bitter flavors. ...Read more

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My son has a lump inside his tongue on the tip, I am going to take him to the dr but until I can get him in I wanted to see what it may be.?

My son has a lump inside his tongue on the tip, I am going to take him to the dr but until I can get him in I wanted to see what it may be.?

Need more info: What color is it, how big is it, does it hurt, how long has been there? Theses questions and others need to be addressed before we can give you a meaningful answer. Best to have his doc look at him. Usually these things are benign but definitely have it checked out. ...Read more

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My tongue has been hurting me for two days already I got a hard lump and then it went away. ...Also the underneath part is hurting me as well. ..?

See a dentist ASAP: With so little information, it is impossible to even guess at possible causes or conditions. Tongue pain and hard swelling are rare in the absence of injury (i.e. Tongue bite). Pain in the "underneath part" is especially concerning. You should see your dentist asap and have your tongue checked. ...Read more

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Some sort of brown stuff all over tongue with much more at the back. Can scrape off but more comesback. Large red lumps all over tongue. What is this?

Some sort of brown stuff all over tongue with much more at the back. Can scrape off but more comesback. Large red lumps all over tongue. What is this?

Brown tongue: Is usually caused by plaque, staining, debris, bacteria especially in patients that smoke & drink lots of coffee. Red bumps are probably normal of more likely inflamed papillae (taste buds). Just like you have to brush\floss your teeth & shower or bath every day, you should use a tongue blade to keep your tongue clean. All this is conjecture, see your own dentist for exam & accurate appraisal. ...Read more

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I have had lumps at the side of my tongue for the last 2 months off and on. I am currently suffering from it again with other things this time help?

Difficult to say: You are not descriptive enough, but anything recurring needs to be evaluated and diagnosed. See a dentist right away since it is happening now. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on the underside of my tongue. What could it be?

Need more info: Most likely it is a mucocele, a fluid filled sac that is just a salivary glad that is backed up with fluid. Could be a sublingual gland that's swollen but I'd go see your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Sore lump on tongue?

Sore lump on tongue?

Dentist: Any abnormality in your mouth that persists longer that 2 weeks should be examined by a dentist. ...Read more

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Ulcer on tongue lumps?

Ulcer on tongue lumps?

Get examined: There could be multiple reasons but most ominous one would be cancer.So see your pcp. ...Read more

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I have noticed back of tongue there are big and small lumps at back of and back (on side) of tongue. Is that normal?

I have noticed back of tongue there are big and small lumps at back of and back (on side) of tongue. Is that normal?

Can be: Your tongue looks like it has hair upon closer inspection and there are crevices. When you get a virus or other irritation like allergies you can get noticeable lumps on your tongue. As long as this is transient it should not be a problem ...Read more

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Hello, is it normal to have very small lumps on the front/middle of the tongue and larger ones on the back the same color as the tongue?

Hello, is it normal to have very small lumps on the front/middle of the tongue and larger ones on the back the same color as the tongue?

Hard to answer: This is hard to tell without seeing them. There are some larger lumps at the back of the tongue that are normal. They are taste buds, There are also normal bumps on front of tongue called papillae. Look at some pictures of bumps on tongue on google and if yours do not look like this then see your doctor or dentist for exam. ...Read more