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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

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Treating a Lung Nodule (Checklist)

Recognize that most nodules are benign scars, not malignant
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Remember to obtain any previous images possibly showing nodule
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Carefully research best options, follow vs. biopsy
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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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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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Treating a Lung Nodule (Checklist)

See Doctor for Evaluation
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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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I have something white under tongue. its irritating .where those 2 lil things are what's this mean ?

I have something white under tongue. its irritating .where those 2 lil things are what's this mean ?

Could be thrush: White plaques which do not come off easily could be thrush, a yeast infection of the mouth. It is especially common when you are taking certain medications or with certain immunologic conditions. There could be other causes, or it could be something else. Best to get it checked out. All it may take is a mouth swab for diagnosis & medicinal mouthwash for treatment. Good luck, thanks from HealthTap ...Read more

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