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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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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 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?

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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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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4.5 year old daughter, white bump on/under tongue. 3-4mm diameter. Seems hard. Says it is not painful or sensitive. 1cm behind tip of tongue in center

4.5 year old daughter, white bump on/under tongue. 3-4mm diameter. Seems hard. Says it is not painful or sensitive. 1cm behind tip of tongue in center

Accident history?: It sounds like a scar from a fall. Has that ever happened ? Time to visit a pediatric or general dentist for an exam. ...Read more

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