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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?

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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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?

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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I have a lump on the bottom of my tongue. It's not painful and it has what seems to be a white head, the color of plaque. Should i worry?

I have a lump on the bottom of my tongue. It's not painful and it has what seems to be a white head, the color of plaque. Should i worry?

Don't panic: The area below the tongue has a high density of salivary glands. Sounds like you may have an occluded salivary gland. Sometimes these occlusions clear on there own with salivary secretions. They tend to occur when you are dehydrated. Drink lots of water. And see your dentist for an examination of the bump ...Read more

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I have a lump thats painful on the left side of my tongue. It hurts to stuck my tongue out and I had a tooth removed thurs last week,?

Contact your dentist: It would be best to contact your dentist or oral surgeon of this problem. The pain could be caused by an abscess or infection of the tooth. Other causes can include problems with your salivary ducts (spit ducts). But if you develop problems breathing, go to the ER. ...Read more