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Doctor insights on: Skin Growth Under Tongue

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What are causes of tongue skin tags?

What are causes of tongue skin tags?

Trauma: What you are describing is a fibro-epithelial polyp. These are thought to be caused by minor trauma from cheek or lip biting. People of varying ages can be affected by these polyps. Treatment is surgical removal. However, it is best to have them checked and possibly biopsied by an oral surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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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Is it possible for you to get skin tags on your tongue?

Is it possible for you to get skin tags on your tongue?

Sometimes....: The front surface of the tongue has many small taste buds that give it the berber carpet/cobble-stone look. There are a bunch of larger taste nodes (circumvallate papilla) in a v shape on the back of the tongue too. Sometimes a taste bud dies-it swells up, hurts and looks like a skin tag before it eventually falls off. You constantly make more taste buds, so no worries. ...Read more

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Treatment for skin tags on the tongue?

Treatment for skin tags on the tongue?

Let them be or: Have them surgically removed. This would need to be seen to give you more accurate guidance. It depends upon the size, location and whether or not its normal anatomy or some deviation or growth. ...Read more

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Skin flabs under my tongue that look pointed, almost like skin tags but they just come out from under my tongue. What is it? Contagious?

Skin flabs under my tongue that look pointed, almost like skin tags but they just come out from under my tongue. What is it? Contagious?

Normal anatomy: The little finger like projections under your tongue are completely normal. They can look quite scary and to be honest, the first time I noticed them I thought for sure they weren't supposed to be there! Don't worry though. And no they are not contagious! ...Read more

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Do skin tags grow inside the mouth?

Do skin tags grow inside the mouth?

Yes: There are many lumps and bumps that can grow on the inside of your mouth. Many are very similar to those that can grow on your skin and other parts of the body. While most harmless and need no treatment any irregular tissue could potentially be something harmful. An evaluation by an oral surgeon or periodontist is recommended to evaluate any abnormal tissue in your mouth. ...Read more

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Are skin tags, white painful spots in mouth, related to HPV in an kind of way?

Are skin tags, white painful spots in mouth, related to HPV in an kind of way?

Mouth lesions: Skin tags are outpourings of skin. They do not occur in the mouth. White patches in mouth can be canker sores or aphthous stomatitis. Not caused by HPV. ...Read more

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What is this red lump of cheek skin inside my mouth called? I've heard that they are called oral skin tags but I want to make sure?

What is this red lump of cheek skin inside my mouth called? I've heard that they are called oral skin tags but I want to make sure?

Sadly impossible: To diagnose without examining you clinically. Would recommend a consult with your dentist to evaluate lesion recommend appropriate treatment if any. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Mild inflam on colon and duodenum biopsy, pr bleeding, anal skin tags, arthritis in shoulders/hip. Mouth sores, angular cheilitis, steatorrhea, anemia. Ibs?

Mild inflam on colon and duodenum biopsy, pr bleeding, anal skin tags, arthritis in shoulders/hip. Mouth sores, angular cheilitis, steatorrhea, anemia. Ibs?

Unlikely: The symptoms and signs you are describing are more consistent with inflamatory bowel disease (like crohn's disease) than irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). Please follow with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I have an extra piece of skin growth near my anus in one spot what could it be?

I have an extra piece of skin growth near my anus in one spot what could it be?

Skin tag: This is a very typical area of the body to grow what is called "skin tags". These are growths that are benign, they never turn bad. The only time you have to take them off is if they start bothering you. ...Read more

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I have a skin growth on my scalp that is starting to worry me. Should I get it cut off?

I have a skin growth on my scalp that is starting to worry me. Should I get it cut off?

Consult your doctor: It is not feasible to provide an informed opinion without examining the lesion. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What can aid skin growth and repair?

What can aid skin growth and repair?

Hyperbaric Oxygen: One aid to skin growth and repair is hyperbaric oxygen treatment. This is where the patient receives 100% oxygen under pressure. This causes new blood vessel growth to encourage healing. ...Read more

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What's the difference between cancerous and normal skin growth?

What's the difference between cancerous and normal skin growth?

Have it examined: There is no normal skin growth. The growth may be benign or malignant which can only be settled by examination by a doctor and may require a biopsy and examination of tissue by a pathologist. ...Read more

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What foods will enhance and accelarate skin growth/repair after surgery?

Food for skin repair: Salmon is rich in omega-3 and omega-6. These essential fatty acids help with cell regeneration, which helps to keep the skin looking young and assists in repairing the skin. ...Read more

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Does dermabrasion result in new skin growth? Will dermabrasion make me grow new skin, and if so, how will it be better than the skin that is there now? .

Does dermabrasion result in new skin growth? Will dermabrasion make me grow new skin, and if so, how will it be better than the skin that is there now? .

Dermabrasion: Dermabrasion is a technique that removes the upper layers of the skin through a variety of techniques. The brush or burr rotates rapidly, taking off and leveling the top layers of the skin. This process injures or wounds the skin and causes it to bleed. As the wound heals, new skin grows to replace the damaged skin that was removed during dermabrasion. Dermabrasion can help with removal of darkly pigmented areas or prior scarring. ...Read more

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What is a small skin growth under my arm pit with black dot inside?

Cyst?: This could be large blackhead from cyst. This is easily removable with minor in office procedure so that it does not recur. ...Read more

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Skin Tags (Definition)

Skin tags (acrochordons) are soft outpouchings of skin that may be caused by skin friction. They may grown under the arms or breasts & on neck, ...Read more