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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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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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


Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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

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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
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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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Dr. Ragan Faler
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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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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. John DeWolf
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What can cause pain under tongue?

What can cause pain under tongue?

Many possibilities: Including trauma and infection. If it has persisted more than a few days get it looked at by a dentist. If it is brand new, see if it settles down fairly soon but if it lasts for 2 weeks, you really need to get it evaluated professionally. ...Read more

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Dr. James Rotchford
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How long doe it take to develop lukoplakia. I have been a very inconsistent smoker for about a year.I developed a white discoloration under tongue 19?

How long doe it take to develop lukoplakia. I have been a very inconsistent smoker for about a year.I developed a white discoloration under tongue 19?

It depends: Because developing leukoplakia so quickly and at your age would be uncommon i must question the diagnosis. A dentist might know. Otherwise might have your family doc take a look? ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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My friend has a pink flap of extra skin under his tongue is it anything to worry about?

My friend has a pink flap of extra skin under his tongue is it anything to worry about?

Probably not: But why doesn't your friend see a dentist just to make sure. There' soothing like peace of mind. ...Read more

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