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Doctor insights on: Painless Lump On Tongue Muscles Symptoms

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Feels like a lump in my throat when i swallow or post nasal drip for last few months. Also, while looking at throat, tongue cramped like a muscle?

Feels like a lump in my throat when i swallow or post nasal drip for last few months. Also, while looking at throat, tongue cramped like a muscle?

Globus: Sounds like something we call "globus" or the sensation of having a lump in the throat. It could be post-nasal drip or something else. Best to see an ENT and let them take a look with a laryngoscope. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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I have a painless rubbery moveable lump in my right scalene muscle no other symptoms. Kind of freezing out about what it is?

I have a painless rubbery moveable lump in my right scalene muscle no other symptoms. Kind of freezing out about what it is?

Lump in muscle: It would be important to know how long it has been there, how large and if it is getting bigger. You said it was painless. You will want a PCP to look if it continues ...Read more

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I've got a small fleshy coloured lump/yellow on the part that attaches my tongue to roof of my mouth in front on tonsil. No pain or other symptoms ?

I've got a small fleshy coloured lump/yellow on the part that attaches my tongue to roof of my mouth in front on 
tonsil. No pain or other symptoms
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Pillars of Fauces: May just be a normal part of your anatomy. Is this something that just appeared or has this "lump" been present for years? Without any info on social habits, smoking, dipping, etc, an examination by your local dentist should answer your question definitively. ...Read more

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I am experiencing mouth lump in my inner cheek inside my mouth..can feel it with finger..it is not visible..no pain or swelling or other symptoms?

I am experiencing  mouth lump in my inner cheek inside my mouth..can feel it with finger..it is not visible..no pain or swelling or other symptoms?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination. You may watch and wait. If the lesion doubles in size, ulcerates, bleeds, becomes painful, you feel nodes in your neck, consult a doctor promptly. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk prodFor good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I'm 18 I have a small lump(no growth)right Infront of my tragus(ear)it disappears when I open my mouth.It has no pain or symptoms.I also have tonsils.

I'm 18 I have a small lump(no growth)right Infront of my tragus(ear)it disappears when I open my mouth.It has no pain or symptoms.I also have tonsils.

3 possibilities: 1.) Jaw joint disc dislocation 2.) lymph node that moves into the jaw joint when you open your mouth 3.) small growth of parotid gland recommend you see Head and Neck surgeon for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Painless firm lump directly below ear, directly behind left jaw bone, right in that crease. Sometimes when opening mouth or lifting head up it'll move. No other symptoms other than random pains inside ear, but was cleared of ear infection months ago?

Painless firm lump directly below ear, directly behind left jaw bone, right in that crease. Sometimes when opening mouth or lifting head up it'll move. No other symptoms other than random pains inside ear, but was cleared of ear infection months ago?

Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Try to avoid skin products that are oily. I would also stay away from transfats and bad oils, which is good for overall health. Doc can diagnose and if that's the case, remove it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Had 3-4 small red bumps/lumps back of throat for about a month. Painless, no flu or cold symptoms, top of mouth has a orangey tint. Is this lymphoid ?

Had 3-4 small red bumps/lumps back of throat for about a month. Painless, no flu or cold symptoms, top of mouth has a orangey tint. Is this lymphoid ?

Throat bumps: These signs are nonspecific and don't necessarily denote pathology. The bumps may be accentuated or prominent gland like structures related to mucus secretion. It is not uncommon for the palate to have different hues of color. If you still have concerns, have a throat examination by your physician or an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Can Sjogren's Syndrome cause a weak tongue muscle as a symptom?

Can Sjogren's Syndrome cause a weak tongue muscle as a symptom?

Yes: It may be part of constellation of auto immune disorder. It may occur as primary or secondary with other symptoms.Please check with Rheumatologist regarding weak tongue. In the meantime take primrose oil which contains linoleic acid & GLA will give relief of dry eyes. ...Read more

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I have painless two small lumps on my tongue near molar. Was wondering can syphilis start it's effect in 24hours?

I have painless two small lumps on my tongue near molar. Was wondering can syphilis start it's effect in 24hours?

Swollen papillae: The most common cause of tongue bumps are swollen papillae--the normal bumps that give your tongue a rough texture enabling eating, taste and temperature sensing. They may get irritated and slightly swollen related to stress or particular foods. Chronic irritation can cause of fibroma, or other benign cysts or even cancer may develop. Infections include HPV and syphilis, but not that fast. See doc ...Read more

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Noticed painless lumps down each side of my tongue. They are not lesions, just raised bumps almost symmetrical and down each side.

Noticed painless lumps down each side of my tongue. They are not lesions, just raised bumps almost symmetrical and down each side.

Harmless: These are most likely prominent taste buds and /or mucus,saliva secreting gland like structures. If you have further concerns, consult your physician or an otolaryngologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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Small clear bump/lump under bottom side if tongue. Becomes red while looking at it and then clear again.Has small white center.No pain.

Small clear bump/lump under bottom side if tongue. Becomes red while looking at it and then clear again.Has small white center.No pain.

Possible Ranula: A ranula presents as a fluid filled bubble on the floor of the mouth under the tongue. It is caused by a blocked salivary gland. The saliva can't get out so it backs up and creates a bubble. Small ranulas can often resolve on their own. Larger ones (shown here) may require surgical removal. If it reoccurs have it evaluated by an oral surgeon otherwise don't worry as it has resolved on its own. ...Read more

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Painless,small&invisible lump inside the lower part of the left cheek(I feel it with my tongue). I had it for a year. Could it be something serious?

Painless,small&invisible lump inside the lower part of the left cheek(I feel it with my tongue). I had it for a year. Could it be something serious?

Lump inside cheek: Painless,small&invisible lump inside the lower part of the left cheek(I feel it with my tongue). I had it for a year. Could it be something serious? ANS: Could be but need more history.Do you smoke or chew or dip tobacco? Is so stop. You need too have a Dr or dentist look in your mouth. Let us know what it is. ...Read more

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16 y/o. 2 Small lump inside tongue. No pain. Had 1 for years but a second has now appeared. don't smoke. Very scared its cancer. What else cold it be?

16 y/o. 2 Small lump inside tongue. No pain. Had 1 for years but a second has now appeared. don't smoke. Very scared its cancer. What else cold it be?

Few things: There are several benign lesions that can occur with the tongue. There are benign muscle tumors called Rhabdomyomas as one possibility. I do recommend you see your primary care provider, and possibly an ENT surgeon to discuss possibilities once they make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Large hard lump in middle of my back, directly in the center, between shoulder blades. No pain where lump is, muscle to the left, neck and shoulder ar?

See a doctor: how long have you had it? you should have it looked at by a doctor, but the most common thing there is lipoma, which we leave alone if it doesn‘t bother you. However, we never truly know what it is unless we remove it and do a biopsy. If someone tells me it has been present for years, I just leave it alone. ...Read more

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Why have i developed small painless lumps on the back of my tongue?

Could be normal: There are lumps that are in the back area of the tongue that are normal. You might consider comparing them to an online diagram or photo. If there is no change in the shape or size or color i would not worry. If there is a change or you want to be sure that there is no problem, have your dentist take a look. ...Read more

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I have a painless hard lump inside of my tongue i was wondering what that could possibly be ?

Many possibilities : you need to check this with your physician. There are many possibilities. Try to see if you can get them to see you. This could be a tumor, could be infection it needs to be clarified, it could easily be benign but it needs to be diagnosed ...Read more

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I have noticed a hard painless lump on the right top of my tongue. No discoloration and not very noticeable. What could this be?

I have noticed a hard painless lump on the right top of my tongue. No discoloration and not very noticeable. What could this be?

Contact dentist: Did you see your dentist? Did the dentist perform an oral cancer screen? There are many variables, from biting your tongue to something more ominous. See the dentist and if needed, you will be referred to an oral maxillofacial surgeon for a follow up and possible biopsy. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more