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Painful White Bump On Side Of Tongue
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 moreGet help now ›
Viral: Likely viral, recurrent, possibly herpetic. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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?
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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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
After last tooth clearing I developed a white bump on my tongue which was painful for a week-then no pain but lump remains after 3rd week with no pain?
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Would a single small white bump on the side of my tongue be a sign of hiv? Also bump under skin on jawline. Can't tell if lymphnode or zit. Hiv or no?
NO!: You can't make a diagnosis from a single white bump on your tongue. There are no lymph nodes on your tongue and you don't get zits on your tongue. See a doctor. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I have a swollen tongue and scalloped on sides with a red bump about the size of a pea with white bump on top. Looks almost like a pimple. Any idea?
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