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Painful White Bump Under Tongue
Very painful white bumps under tongue and smaller white bumps (less painful) on left side? Hurts to eat, talk when tongue goes over teeth
Mouth ulcer: This is something that needs to be checked out by your dentist. Oral lesions are hard to describe/diagnose without seeing they first hand. Some even require biopsy to diagnose (although this is only a few percent of the time). Go see your dentist and get this looked at. Chances are it's nothing serious but you need to get it looked at to ease your worries and put your fears to rest. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
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
Tongue lesion: Greetings. The tongue lesion on the tip is probably a benign fibroma. This most commonly occurs from self induced biting trauma. This may have occurred at night while you are asleep. As tYou look at the lesion, I usually view the associated teeth as the teeth come together in full closure. See your ENT physician for an evaluation and possible excision all biopsy. Good Luck. ...Read more
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
I got this white bump on the side of my tongue, it's not painful but it's been there for more than a year now and I don't know what it is, help?
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
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?
Don't know: I don't know, so get checked by dentist for the presence of some toxin, pathogen, or allergen as the cause of the white tongue bump ...Read more
I have a somewhat painful white bump on floor of mouth on left side under tongue. I have bad teeth. Also pain in hands/feet a lot. Thanks!
See a dentist: I would see a dentist soon.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I have one big white bump in the back of my toungue and its painful. My toungue is white on the top half and has small yellow and white dots?
Well: Better get an examination. Need to give a good history to determine if biopsy is needed. Do you smoke? ...Read more
There was a SMALL white bump at roof of my mouth? Painful to touch, thought it was pimple but comes off and on for couple months. What is this?
Painful mouth bump: It could be an infection so please visit a doctor. ...Read more
I have a tiny little white bump in the back of my mouth as well as a swollen gland in my neck that is pretty painful both of which are on the right?
Viral infection: You have a viral infection of your throat with involvement of a nearby lymph gland. ...Read more
TONGUE: Question is a little vague.. Size, shape, duration, pain/ no pain, , when in doubt, visit your dentist. ...Read more
Hi, I have a white bump on the underside of my tongue and by that I mean it's on my tongue. Should I be worried?
See an oral: Surgeon for this. He/she can tell you if you need to be worried, and can biopsy it if it needs it ...Read more
Need to examine: It not feasible to be sure, but you probably have a mucous cyst. It is not dangerous but may need to removed surgically. You may see an oral surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Probably: WAit and it will heal. If it doesn't in about a week see the dentist. Mouths generally hurt a lot but heal quickly ...Read more
Canker Sore Likely: The most likely cause is a common canker sore aka aphthus ulcer. It is benign and heals in 5-10 days. Biting your tongue is another common lesion. If it does not go away in one week then see a dentist for diagnosis, treatment options and referral if appropriate. ...Read more
Irritation fibroma: From my experience this is usually a result of irritation. This being said it is always good to have this evaluated by an oral surgeon. Any form of irritation can be premalignant. ...Read more
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
Viral: Likely viral, recurrent, possibly herpetic.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've got a white bump on my tongue its been there for a few months. Anyone know what is might be?
Bump on tongue: Impossible to answer without complete history/exam. For any lesion you need to see someone... Oral surgeon/dentist/oral med. Most of time it is benign but tongur is common place for bad lesions. While it sounds like a fibroma.... A careful exam and probably a biopsy should be done. ...Read more
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?
I have a small white bump under my tongue and it hurts to move or stretch the tongue out. I'm not super worried but is it something worse than I think?
White lesions: Sorry, can't possibly diagnose over the computer. All white lesions should be evaluated by your Dentist, especially if lesion has been present longer than 10-14 days. Great majority are perfectly benign. But very small percentage require additional and immediate treatment. For your own peace of mind, stick your tongue out at your Dentist. ...Read more
I bit my tongue and it got cut and now is a white bump and it HURTS Is there a way to make it stop hurting so bad and would it be bad to peal the bump?
Leave it alone: Try a salt water to rinse the mouth. And see doctor if not going away. ...Read more
I have what seems to be a white bump on my my frenula underneath my tongue feels like I've strained it. I'm really worried?
I have one white bump on my tongue. I've had it for over a month. I bit my tongue and it has not heeled properly.
See Oral Surgeon: Have an oral surgeon take a look at it. He\she can discuss with you whether or not you just need to wait it out longer, or if anything can\should be done. ...Read more
Inflamed taste bud?: Inflamed taste buds can happen after eating certain foods such as vinegar. Drink water and eat bland foods. If not resolving, see your doctor. ...Read more
There's a white bump, resembling a pimple under my boyfriend's tongue. It always hurts and when he raises his tongue, it hurts him. What is this?
See a dentist ASAP: You need to see a dentist/ md immediately for proper diagnosis and treatment. Fortunately, the majority of tongue problems are not serious and most can be resolved quickly in some instances, though, a discolored or painful tongue can indicate more serious conditions, including vitamin deficiencies, aids, or oral cancer. For this reason, it is important to seek medical advice. ...Read more
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