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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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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


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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?

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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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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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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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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Have a painless moveable lump in scalene muscle group area 1cm was touching it and it squashes down into a smaller lump only to grow back to same siz?

Have a painless moveable lump in scalene muscle group area 1cm was touching it and it squashes down into  a smaller lump only to grow back to same siz?

Get it checked out: This could be a lymph node, a lipoma (abnormal growth of fat) or depending on location may be a branchial cleft cyst. If its been there for more than a month or doesnt go away in a month you should have it checked out by your doctor, and possibly get an ultrasound or CT to look at its structure. ...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 ?

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