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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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What could it mean when I have non painful, non discoloured lumps on both sides at the back of my tongue?

What could it mean when I have non painful, non discoloured lumps on both sides at the back of my tongue?

Perhaps Normal: All of us have non-painful lumps on the sides & back of our tongues. So, what you're seeing could quite possibly be "normal" anatomy. However, there are many variations which look a bit odd, & there are also several conditions which could look as you describe. The only way to know for sure is to see a dentist, oral surgeon, or ent. If it's something unusual, you should know asap. See someone asap. ...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?

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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Lumps in front of tongue, looks like enlarged papillae or fungiform. Not painful. I didn't notice it before. What is it?

Lumps in front of tongue, looks like enlarged papillae or fungiform. Not painful. I didn't notice it before. What  is it?

Tongue mass: I assume you mean underneath the tongue, which is where the salivary glands drain on each side. Occasionally they might swell, but a small papillary swelling is normal. Is it symmetrical, without redness? On a 3 yr. old child perhaps related to some new food exposure. ...Read more

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My three year old son has a large hard bulge inside and in the middle of his tongue. Looks like a mass. not very painful .

My three year old son has a large hard bulge inside and in the middle of his tongue. Looks like a mass. not very painful .

Ranula: Most likely he has a mucus cyst ranula , not a serious condition , if it enlarges may interfere speech patron of the child , best option simple surgical procedure . Speak to his pediatrician for referral . ...Read more

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Hard painful lump on top of tongue in the back about the size of a dime. Can't see it, not red but can feel it. What could this be?

Have it checked ASAP: It could be a wide range of things from a burn or irritation to a fungal or other infection. these are the most common. However, a scary possibility is a tumor. ...Read more

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At the back of my tongue theres a small purple lump thats appeared recently.Its got a bit of red around it very painful.Will it go away on its own?

If not, .....: Even if it does hurt or change in size or color, it should be looked at by an oral surgeon if it is present for more than two weeks. It may be nothing at all but it is better to be safe than sorry! ...Read more

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