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I have a white bump in the side of my tongue and a sore (muscle ache type) throat on my left side only. The white bump is painful. What is this?

I have a white bump in the side of my tongue and a sore (muscle ache type) throat on my left side only. The white bump is painful. What is this?

Poss Canker sore: If it has recently surfaced it could be an apthous ulcer(canker sore). In that location they can be quite painful. If it lasts greater that 10 days have a dentist look at it! ...Read more

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Sometimes, i get slightly painful and white tastebud-looking bumps on my tongue and the side of tongue. They go away after a day or 2. I don't have hiv. Is it normal?

Sometimes, i get slightly painful and white tastebud-looking bumps on my tongue and the side of tongue. They go away after a day or 2. I don't have hiv. Is it normal?

Perhaps but..: Without actually seeing in person what you are referring to, we can't give you an accurate answer and would only be venturing an educated guess. Have your dentist take a look when it's present or at its worst. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
Once
See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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There's a white bump on the left side of my tongue. I never burned my tongue. Is this normal?

There's a white bump on the left side of my tongue. I never burned my tongue. Is this normal?

Might be ok: Have your local md or ENT evaluate it. It might just be trauma from an old bite on the tongue, or an area where the tongue rubs on a sharp tooth. However, any lump in the mouth or throat, especially if enlarging with time, needs to be checked out. ...Read more

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I discovered a single hard, painless white bump on right side of my tongue. It's only been four days, but what should I do? What might it be?

Tongue: May be a bite fibromq. Benign callous on tongue from biting it. Other things include salivary gland enlargement. Check it out with an ent ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
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Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
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Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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I get a white bump in the middle of my tongue that comes and goes it is painful what could it be?

I get a white bump in the middle of my tongue that comes and goes it is painful what could it be?

Inflamed papillae: Most commonly this is an inflamed taste bud or papillae. Should respond fairly quickly to gentle brushing and mouthwash a couple of times a day. If it persists for more than a week or two should have it checked out by head and neck surgeon or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I have had a painful white bump under my tongue for two weeks what is it and wha t should I do?

I have had a painful white bump under my tongue for two weeks what is it and wha t should I do?

Sialolith: Most likely it is a sialolith which is a small white calcified stone which can block your salivary duct (a duct where your saliva flows out from under your tongue) and cause the area to swell up and become painful. You need to see your dentist immediately to see if he or she can remove it. You may possibly have to see an oral surgeon for a minor surgical procedure to remove it. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
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Always focus on your posture
Daily
Try deep tissue massage
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I have a small white bump under my tongue and it's weird shaped and is slightly painful when I move my tongue. What could it be?

Blocked gland !!!: There are salivary glands under the tongue and if blocked can present as a bump which may be painful. There are other causes as well and a thorough evaluation by a physician is necessary,, a referral to oral surgeon may be needed to asses it further. ...Read more

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