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I have a bruised colored nodule on my tongue...Its been there for 6 months...Doesn't hurt. But won't go away?

I have a bruised colored nodule on my tongue...Its been there for 6 months...Doesn't hurt. But won't go away?

Why are you waiting?: A bruised colored nodule is not a normal part of your anatomy. It should be examined by an oral surgeon to determine if a biopsy or excision is indicated. ...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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I've noticed two hard nodules under the skin of my gum below my tongue. They're very small and there is no pain. Should I see the dentist or wait?

I've noticed two hard nodules under the skin of my gum below my tongue. They're very small and there is no pain. Should I see the dentist or wait?

Go now: Any pain, bleeding, or swelling should be immediately investigated. It may be as simple as a clogged salivary duct, or as complex as a neoplasm. See a Pro. Let the Dentist make the appropriate decisions with you. 5 most dangerous words in the English language, "Maybe it will go away." ...Read more

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Dry mouth and dry blood on tongue and bloody phlegm. Can it be caused from thyroid nodule? Have been diagnosed with a 1cm nodule calcified within.

Dry mouth and dry blood on tongue and bloody phlegm. Can it be caused from thyroid nodule? Have been diagnosed with a 1cm nodule calcified within.

Not related: Thyroid calcifications will not bleed into the oral cavity. Dry mouth (and likely dry throat and nasal passages) will often result in blood from the gums or the delicate tissues of the nose. A bloody nose can reveal itself inwardly ("post-nasal drip") or externally when the nose is blown. Have your. ...Read more

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What is a small white nodule on the tomgue that hurt to touch?

What is a small white nodule on the tomgue that hurt to touch?

Lie bump: Small taste buds become inflamed and sore. Trauma, stress, acidic foods, and other unknown causes can produce these painful bumps. Commonly, they have been referred to as a "lie bump". ...Read more

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Can excision of nodules inside cheeks eliminate the excessive saliva in mouth and if so, how long before relief occurs?

Can excision of nodules inside cheeks eliminate the excessive saliva in mouth and if so, how long before relief occurs?

Other options: Surgery for excessive saliva is a very poor choice. There are other ways of reducing saliva flow. Please understand that saliva has a protective function and reducing it may have neg, consequences. I would suggest seeing a dental specialist in oral medicine. ...Read more

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I think I have one nodular pimple on my chin. It hurts to move my mouth. Is there any way to make it go away faster? Should I see a dermatologist?

I think I have one nodular pimple on my chin. It hurts to move my mouth. Is there any way to make it go away faster? Should I see a dermatologist?

Sounds like a "boil": Try what is called spoon bathing. Wrap some material like gauze round a spoon to make a swab. Then dip it into boiling water and allow the steam from the "swab" to drift over the "boil" to provide heat. Be careful not to touch the skin with the heated "swab" and do not scald with the steam. It should be felt as a gentle heat applied to the "boil". It might come to a head this way and drain the pus. ...Read more

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I have multiple lesions dealin with the saliva gland n mouth n a nodule in thyroid I'm so afraid that it malignant I can't even sleep so scared help?

I have multiple lesions dealin with the saliva gland n mouth n a nodule in thyroid I'm so afraid that it malignant I can't even sleep so scared help?

Relax: There should be no connection between salivary gland lesions and your thyroid. In your age group the vast majority of these lesions will be benign. You need to have them evaluated, but try to relax, as all of these things can be treated. ...Read more

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Got genital ulcer with severe mouth ulcer. Got huge Nodule in left foot few months back. I get tiny Nodules all over body come and go by. Hla b51 -ve?

Got genital ulcer with severe mouth ulcer. Got huge Nodule in left foot few months back. I get tiny Nodules all over body come and go by. Hla b51 -ve?

Go: Go get examined and tested. You need to be seen by OBGyn, GP, and Dentist. You need more thorough examinations than can be accomplished in a few hundred word computer forum. ...Read more

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My tongue swells every time I eat salty food (i.E.-french fries). Should I be concerned?

My tongue swells every time I eat salty food (i.E.-french fries). Should I be concerned?

Probably not.: Salt, spices and acids such as citrus fruits can cause the tongue to swell. As long as it is mild swelling and not making breathing a problem, you probably have nothing to worry about. You may wish to avoid too much salt so the problem won't occur often. ...Read more

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I am having oral fungus i. E on tongue and inner side of my cheeks what should I do I am having this from seven months?

I am having oral fungus i. E on tongue and inner side of my cheeks what should I do I am having this from seven months?

Dentist & physician: See an oral surgeon or an oral pathologist for a consultation. There may or may not also be medical considerations complicating matters, so you may have to see a physician as well. There are medications to treat this. ...Read more

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What are vocal nodules?

What are vocal nodules?

"growths" on cords: Vocal nodules are lesions that can affect the true vocal cords. Nodules usually present as hoarseness or a change in your voice. They tend to be non-cancerous in nature but cancer is always a concern when ents look at your vocal cords and see "growths.". ...Read more

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Tongue is rippled on sides?

Tongue is rippled on sides?

Don't worry: The indentations seen in scalloped tongue are called lateral crenations. For the most part they are benign. ...Read more

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What exactly is pickers nodule?

Irritation: This is caused by repetitive irritation of the skin area leading to excessive scarring -thus the bump or nodule.
In the early stage, it may go away by itself once the scratching is stopped. At a later stage, injecting a cortisone into the lesion may cause it to resolve. In the chronic stage, it is nearly impossible to get rid of it. ...Read more

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What could cause pickers nodules?

What could cause pickers nodules?

Picking: Pickers nodules, aka prurigo nodularis, may start out as anything causing itching and then the nerves in that area go haywire and the person picks and rubs and continues to manipulate the area, then, thick nodules that have more nerves and sensations grow and the cycle continues. The only way to break the cycle is to not touch these spots alt all. For itching, topical or injected corticosteroid. ...Read more

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How is geographical tongue treated?

How is geographical tongue treated?

Not usually treated: It is a chronic condition the typically manifest itself under certain circumstances such as eating hot, spicy, acidic or salty foods and stress or hormonal changes. Treatment is typically not necessary unless you have severe pain then a dentist can prescribe you a mouthwash or paste to use. ...Read more

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My tongue feels like I've burnt it?

My tongue feels like I've burnt it?

Perhaps: Perhaps you did. Without actually seeing you, we would have no way to know. If that's what happened, it will resolve on its own rather quickly. If it persists or you want to confirm your own diagnosis, then you will have to see your own dentist. Feel better. ...Read more

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What is achilies degenerstive nodule?

Achilles tendonosis: When a strong achilles tendon remains inflamed it may develop degeneration, micro tears & ongoing swelling. At areas of tears and swelling, lumps or nodules may form. The underlying problem is generally overuse of this band of tissue which runs down the back of the lower leg & connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Nodules sometimes persist even after rest, ice, therapy have brought repair. ...Read more

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What causes nodules in the vocal cords?

What causes nodules in the vocal cords?

Nodules: Vocal abuse. Causes tissue trauma when yelling, do staccatos well singing, heard attacks on voice. See ENT. Can go away with prolonged voice rest. ...Read more

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I feel like my tongue is thickening. What causes this?

I feel like my tongue is thickening. What causes this?

Thickening tongue: Is it sudden? Are you drooling, having difficulty speaking or swallowing? Could be allergic reaction to food or other material, take a benedryl (if not allergic to it) and seek medical attention immediately in ER.

Long term thickening can be due to acromegaly, thyroid disease, amylodosis. See a doctor ...Read more

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Enlarged tongue help?

Enlarged tongue help?

Enlarged tongue: The tongue is a very interesting organ. It's really nothing more than a large muscle. It tends to accommodate whatever space it is given. It's size is related to your teeth and your bite. Large tongues are usually caused by a large open bite, where the tongue fills the space between the teeth, or also by having no teeth (edentulous) to contain the tongue. It can be corrected surgically. ...Read more

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Tied tongue procedure?

Frenectomy: Frenectomy is a surgical procedure that typically relieves the attachment of the bottom of the tongue to the lower jaw. Today, with the technology utilizing soft tissue lasers, this can done very comfortably with local anesthetics without any post op bleeding. ...Read more

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What's fissured tongue?

Fissured Tongue: A fissured tongue is a benign condition characterized by deep grooves or fissures in the dorsum (top) part of the tongue. Although these grooves may look unsightly, this condition is almost always painless and benign. ...Read more

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What is a hairy tongue?

What is a hairy tongue?

Hairy tongue: Black hairy tongue is caused by elongation of papillae of the tongue, appear fur- like. It is not considered a disease. Good mouth hygiene recommended. ...Read more

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White dot on my tongue?

White dot on my tongue?

Lots of things: A white dot may be normal may be abnormal. Most lesions of no great significance will resolve in 10-14 days. But if normal it likely will not dissappear. If it doesn't resolve in 2 weeks or is associated with any pain or swelling, see a dentist. It's likely nothing but impossible for us to speculate further without more info. Best of luck! ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more